indigenous knowledge

 
The art of naming things that already have names
The art of naming things that already have names
Theatrum Botanicum is Swiss artist Uriel Orlow’s ever-morphing body of work, primarily looking at the political and historical agency...
Only fools     pray for rain, they say
Only fools pray for rain, they say
A Facebook post I happened to scroll past in January aroused my convictions that even if it takes millenia, there will come a time when science...
Protecting and preserving indigenous knowledge
Protecting and preserving indigenous knowledge
The culturally vibrant Freedom Park formed the backdrop for the Indigenous Knowledge System Documentation Centres (IKSDC) knowledge-sharing forum...
​Integrate science, don’t segregate it
​Integrate science, don’t segregate it
COMMENTColonisation is defined as “the action or process of settling among and establishing control over the indigenous people of an...
African farmers should think local
African farmers should think local
On a burning hot day at the Kenyan Coast, Kennedy Mathuku showcases his patch of amaranth green vegetables. Locally known as “mchicha,” this is...
New study offsets toxic findings
New study offsets toxic findings
A hot desert wind blows across the Kgalagadi desert in Namibia, bringing with it sand and the scent of rotting flesh. This arid region, like parts of...
Inside Africa's search for meaning
Inside Africa's search for meaning
In our book Africa-Centred Knowledges: Crossing Fields and Worlds we question how knowledge is made in African contexts, as a way of exploring the...
A new take on the cultural village
A new take on the cultural village
Traditional music shows often come with more than a whiff of formaldehyde. However well-intentioned, the 'cultural village' model -...
Research goes back to our roots
Research goes back to our roots
The Walter Sisulu University (WSU) served up a multidisciplinary feast of academic papers and keynote addresses at its third international research...

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