Indigenous Knowledge

All the knowledge we do not know yet

"Recovering ancient hidden knowledges, as long as we are responsible with them, is important considering how many ills there are in our society."

The art of naming things that already have names

​A vast collaborative project staged over three cities confronts the colonisation of plants

Protecting and preserving indigenous knowledge

The benefits of cumulative innovation associated with indigenous knowledge must accrue to its holders

​Integrate science, don’t segregate it

Incorporating the best of   Western and indigenous knowledge is a better approach for universities.

African farmers should think local

Thinking and growing local would create opportunities for entrepreneurs to develop and promote nutritious indigenous vegetables, argues Esther Ngumbi.

New study offsets toxic findings

Intellectual property fights aside, new research into the plant Hoodia gordonii highlights the dangers of misusing indigenous knowledge.

Inside Africa’s search for meaning

A new book examines the notion of a creative third space between Eurocentric and Afrocentric knowledges.

A new take on the cultural village

Ideas of unchanging difference get a kick in the pants from the Sibikwa Arts Indigenous Orchestra, who will perform at the National Arts Festival.

Research goes back to our roots

Walter Sisulu University academics hone in on indigenous knowledge.

Latest

Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Apartheid criminals still at large

Corporations and banks that aided the apartheid regime have not been brought to book, so they continue to act with impunity

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it