INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS IN THE 21ST CENTURY, recognising and harnessing their worth

: Mapadimeng (M.) ed.

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149pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2021‘


"This book provides an unapologetic account of the importance of IKS over colonized western knowledge systems in aspects of development not only in the African continent but in the global south." Sultan Khan, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of KwaZulu-Natal


Contributions include:

"Policy And Legislative Frameworks for Indigenous Knowledge Systems in South Africa" by Itumeleng S Mekoa and Mokong S Mapadimeng

"African Naming System: A case study of the Bapedi community in South Africa" by Sekgothe Mokgoatšana and Mokong S Mapadimeng

"Indigenous Knowledge Systems for Sustainable Development of Grassroots Communities and Rural Local Government" by Ikemefuna Taire Paul Okudolo and Itumeleng S Mekoa

"Challenges of Mourning and Performing Burial Rites among Africans During the Covid-19 Pandemic in South Africa" by Itumeleng S Mekoa

"Indigenisation of Education Through Indigenous African Languages in South Africa: An Afro-optimistic Perspective" by Mokong S Mapadimeng

Mokong S Mapadimeng is a senior lecturer in sociology at the University of Mpumalanga and Extraordinary Associate Professor at Northwest University. He is a former research director at the HSRC.