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  • Indilinga African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems: African
           indigenous knowledge systems : an account : foreword
    • Authors: Castiano; Jose P., Mkabela, Queeneth N.
      Abstract: In our foreword of the June (2013) Issue of the Indilinga: African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems we concentrated on analysing the main trends of the themes submitted to the journal as well as the role played by Indilinga in enhancing the quantity and the quality of indigenous knowledge systems (IKS) issues among African intellectuals and universities. We also stressed the role of Indilinga as the platform for the theoretical and empirical debate among the young African researchers. It was recognised that Indilinga played an important role in the production, dissemination and most importantly in legitimizing African IKS in the African and world academia.
      PubDate: 2016-05-17T11:24:52Z
       
  • Indilinga African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems: Unpacking four
           
    • Authors: Mbatha; Blessing
      Abstract: This article is based on the study that investigated how indigenous knowledge can be managed using Ikujurio Nonaka's model, known as the knowledge creation theory. The problem investigated in this article pertains to the threats that are mostly likely to lead to the demise of indigenous knowledge (IK) if no proper mechanisms are put in place to preserve it. To achieve the aforementioned aim, the article critically examined four modes of the knowledge creation theory, namely socialisation, externalisation, internalisation and combination. A literature survey was conducted across a broad spectrum of sources including conference papers, books, journals and the internet. The findings show that this theory is extremely useful in managing tacit knowledge such as indigenous knowledge. Hence it has been widely applied in organisations and communities to manage knowledge by capturing, storing, processing, retrieving and disseminating it. The strength of this theory is based on recognising, generating, transferring and managing tacit knowledge across time and space. It therefore centres on building both tacit and explicit knowledge and the interchange between them through internalisation and externalisation. The knowledge creation theory is the best model to capture, create, leverage and retain knowledge.
      PubDate: 2016-05-17T11:24:49Z
       
  • Indilinga African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems: Rural
           communities as sites of knowledge : a case for African epistemologies
    • Authors: Teffo; Lesiba
      Abstract: The role of indigenous knowledge systems in the development of South Africa has been examined from a number of perspectives. This article contributes to this discourse by paying particular attention to the prospects of using the indigenous knowledge systems as growth centres or sites for affirming the African Renaissance idea. Thus, the article argues that the indigenous knowledge systems constitute an ontology on its own terms with both theoretical and practical (utilitarian) properties. The argument is that the indigenous knowledge systems reside in the rural areas (sites) and are available as tools for regional transformation processes. One challenge addressed here concerns how the public authorities, in particular, the state institutions and organisations, could provide the enabling environment for this vital element of rural life to make its unique contribution to South Africa's and for that matter, Africa's reconstruction discourse.. The article begins with an overview of the position of the indigenous knowledge systems of Africa in general and compliments this with particular reference to examples from South Africa.
      PubDate: 2016-05-17T11:24:43Z
       
  • Indilinga African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems: Epistemological
           and methodological framework for indigenous knowledge in climate science
    • Authors: Chanza; Nelson, De Wit, Anton
      Abstract: The current wave of interest in indigenous knowledge (IK) is mainly due to growing acknowledgement of the limitation on the part of conventional science in addressing environmental issues. Because indigenous people are keen observers of the climate system, from their many years of close interaction with the environment, they undoubtedly hold knowledge, the relevance of which is two-fold: IK helps in understanding climate change (CC); and it offers useful insights in sustainable adaptation strategies that are pragmatic at the level of society. Apparently, there is a plethora of approaches in the study of IK; and no clear framework has yet been proposed for documenting IK in climate science. By reviewing appropriate scholarship on IK and CC, this article outlines a framework of study intended to harness the valuable insights of the local 'scientists', whose knowledge has previously been subjected to epistemological injustices. We argue that this neo-indigenismo - the belief that indigenous knowledge has something to offer - faces numerous problems, unless it is framed within a robust epistemological and methodological configuration.. The article concludes by analysing five problems associated with a hasty and ad hoc approach in indigenous science inquiry. Such approaches could be viewed as unscientific; and therefore, easily dismissed; the knowledge may remain untapped, and fail to give any practical directions to policy implementation; generators of the knowledge could remain transmogrified and subjugated. The approach would not be ethical in an indigenous context, and IK could be facing a natural demise.
      PubDate: 2016-05-17T11:24:38Z
       
  • Indilinga African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems: On the
           development of uniquely African management theory
    • Authors: Goldman; Geoff A.
      Abstract: The call for uniquely African management principles is not a new one. It would seem as though much of the energy channeled in this direction during the 1990's has waned in recent times. The discourse surrounding the call for uniquely African management principles is reviewed in this article. Furthermore, this article dissects the need for an African management philosophy, the central tenets thereof as well as the potential benefits inherent to such a philosophy. The South African concept of ubuntu is also expounded upon as a mechanism to solidify African management thought. From the discussion, it is evident that principles of ubuntu are incorporated into the way South African organisations are managed. However, in the South African academic discourse on management, the philosophy of ubuntu is largely ignored. Subsequently, in the management education and training context, curricula and syllabi do not emphasize these uniquely African principles enough.
      PubDate: 2016-05-17T11:24:34Z
       
  • Indilinga African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems: Leadership
           practices among the Lamba people of Zambia : some implications for school
           leadership
    • Authors: Kalenga; Rosemary C., Chikoko, Vitallis, Khanare, Fumane
      Abstract: In this article we discuss indigenous African leadership practices of the Lamba nation of the Zambian Copper belt region and how such leadership can inform school leadership today. This article is part of a bigger study which was informed by three factors: (1) that once upon-a-time Africa had prolific leadership as evidenced by achievements by its many kingdoms, (2) a question as to whether all that leadership has completely died for good, and (3) if not, how can it be characterized and how can it inform school leadership today? In this article we report findings on these same questions about the Lambas. We adopted a qualitative approach in which we interviewed selected family members, village elders, councilors, and two chiefs. Findings show that the Lambanistic leadership practices are strongly value-driven and emphasise servant leadership. Such values include a community spirit, a sense of responsibility for all, a strong sense of identity, and personalised teaching. We argue that such indigenous leadership practices are pregnant with meaning regarding school leadership today.
      PubDate: 2016-05-17T11:24:28Z
       
  • Indilinga African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems: Geophagia among
           female adolescents as a culturally driven practice
    • Authors: Siewe epse Diko; C.N., Diko, M.L.
      Abstract: Geophagia, the deliberate ingestion of soil, is a culturally sanctioned practice common to the world's more tribally oriented people. Widely reported among pregnant and lactating women, geophagia is also practised by female adolescents (FA). This article presents preliminary findings on the incidence and reasons of geophagia among FA in Molyko (Cameroon). From results of semi-structured questionnaires administered to 100 randomly selected FAs, all ingested earth (60% < thrice a week, 30% > thrice a week and 10% daily) with an average daily intake of 50g. White to greyish soils were the most sought after (72%). About 67.5% consumed unprocessed earth, 27.5% in combination with ground sugar and 5% fried. Ten percent of the respondents were encouraged by their mothers to ingest soil, 60% as a result of peer pressure and 30% out of personal desire. None consumed soil to supplement nutrients, 11% for cultural reasons, 65% craved for soil whereas 24% engaged in the habit for other reasons such as depression, or lack of appetite. Findings indicate that peer pressure as opposed to cultural heritage (mother to daughter) is the main contributory factor.
      PubDate: 2016-05-17T11:24:24Z
       
  • Indilinga African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems: Constructing
           patient and patient healthcare : indigenous knowledge and the use of
           isihlambezo
    • Authors: Naidu; Maheshvari
      Abstract: This article is an exploratory inquiry and focuses on popular and indigenous constructions of reproductive health and some of the antenatal health needs of pregnant women. By working through the qualitative narratives of 15 pregnant Zulu women and women who have had children and their use of antenatal indigenous herbal medicine, the article reveals the tension and dichotomised positioning between Western allopathic approaches and those considered traditional and indigenous. While drawing the necessary attention to the untested and contested background to some of the (potentially dangerous) pharmaceutical properties of the herbal infusion known generically as isihlambezo, the article highlights that equally urgent, is the acknowledgement on the part of the 'orthodox' medical practitioners, of the popularity and wide spread use of traditional medicines such as isihlambezo, and of the importance of the examination of women's popular construction of reproductive health care. The article argues that the hegemonic narrative of the western biomedical discourse appears to further 'push' this faith and reliance on indigenous herbal remedies underground, thus rendering its use invisible against the more visibly positioned and championed Western reproductive health care and prenatal medicines.
      PubDate: 2016-05-17T11:24:20Z
       
  • Indilinga African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems: Reflections on
           divine healing with special reference to Zulu and Greek culture
    • Authors: Edwards; Steve
      Abstract: Occasioned by an international meeting involving an Australian shaman and Zulu divine healer, this article explores some universal themes in divine healing as revealed in traditional Zulu and classical Greek culture. Themes include indigenous knowledge, ancestral and divine consciousness, truth, harmony, ecology, transformation of the psyche and energy healing. The article calls for further research into divine healing with special reference to perennial healing components such as empathy, intuition and transpersonal spirituality.
      PubDate: 2016-05-17T11:24:15Z
       
  • Indilinga African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems: Omalayitsha
           bayasithwala : stories of women caught in the web of illegal cross-border
           migration
    • Authors: Dastile; Nontyatyambo Pearl
      Abstract: The gender dimension in the discourses on migration, crime and criminality and the fragmentation of ubuntu throughout the African diaspora has received scant scholarly attention. Caught up in this web of crime are women who, as legal or illegal immigrants and as South African citizens, are involved in criminal networks for the purposes of survival and to eke out a livelihood. This article examines the gender dimension of cross-border and transnational criminality and the subjective experiences of women involved in illegal cross-border migration. Drawing on in-depth interviews with seven women incarcerated in correctional centres, I highlight the centrality of gendered experiences of women while crossing borders. The study reveals that for some women the decision to migrate is influenced by the need to alleviate household poverty following the soaring unemployment and economic and political crisis in neighbouring Zimbabwe. These insights reveal the blurred boundaries between women as victims and perpetrators, thus contributing to emerging critical perspectives drawing on discourses on gender and migration within Africa.
      PubDate: 2016-05-17T11:24:10Z
       
  • Indilinga African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems: Indigenous
           dispute settlement systems for Africa's political and economic integration
           
    • Authors: Madu; Jonathan Chukwuemeka
      Abstract: The growing social, economic and political debility of Africa as well as the challenging need for growth, development, peace and cohesion make regional cooperation and integration glaring necessities for African states. However, one of the ways without which it is difficult to realize this dream is addressing the continent's violent conflicts, more so the radical intrastate conflicts. African states can only make meaningful contribution and be committed to their treaty obligations when there is peace in their homes. These conflicts are not only aggravated by ethnic and religious tensions, but also have generic economic and political foundation. Some researchers see the difficulty of conflicts in Africa as that of 'trauma of identity crisis', which concerns the problem of imposing the modern state system on traditional societies, creating 'hybrid social identities that are neither modern nor traditional'. This article examines different regional indigenous approaches espoused for addressing conflicts in Africa and subjects them to analysis to discover their shortcomings and, then, propose strategies to peace and conflict resolution in the continent that could be effective and significantly contribute to a culture of peace, cohesiveness and stability, necessary for sustainable economic and political integration of the continent.
      PubDate: 2016-05-17T11:24:06Z
       
  • Indilinga African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems: Towards
           sustainable livelihoods through indigenous knowledge and water use
           security : insights from small scale irrigation schemes in Limpopo
           Province
    • Authors: Naidoo; K.D., Thamaga-Chitja, J.M., Shimelis, H.A.
      Abstract: Water is integral to sustainable rural livelihoods and household food security due to its key role in household use, small-scale and homestead farming. Water security is an emerging concept, having gained increasing attention over the past five years. The World Economic Forum describes water security as "the gossamer" linking global economic challenges such as: the systemic web of food, energy, climate, economic growth and human security livelihoods in rural areas are at risk due to poor access and supply of water, and resource limitation and degradation. The role of indigenous and local knowledge in navigating livelihood options was explored through a Sustainable Livelihood Analysis (SLA) among three purposefully selected, rural, female farmer groups to elicit the role of water in agriculture and rural livelihoods. Complimentary to the SLA, a household water audit was conducted to assess water supply, water availability and associated challenges. Face-to-face interviews were conducted with willing irrigation scheme members. Key informant interviews were held with officials from district municipalities, extension officers and the Departments of Water Affairs. Water Policy Analysis (WPA) was conducted for pronunciations and impact on water access, governance, organizational structures and institutional arrangements. Content Analysis and SLA were adopted as the main data analysis tools. Key findings indicate knowledge gaps in policy and implementation and a lack of understanding of water management structures. Discourse between the transformation agenda of water reform and rural lifestyles, thus elicited gender tensions among study participants. These complex issues resulted in poor livelihoods for participants, who experience poor water access for current and future water use. Competition for the water supply, coupled with climate change was also identified as a serious threat due to expanding mining operations in the Limpopo Province. The study concludes that water use management and water policy reform intentions require robust investments in the capacity building of small-scale farmers in rural areas to improve access to water and its management.
      PubDate: 2016-05-17T11:24:00Z
       
  • Indilinga African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems: Indigenous
           knowledge systems a sine-qua-non in the conception and maintenance of
           sustainable development : foreword
    • Authors: Mkabela; Queeneth
      Abstract: It is encouraging to observe that the perception of Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) as marginal, and only suitable for traditional societies, has been slowly changing even among some intellectuals.
      PubDate: 2016-05-17T11:21:42Z
       
  • Indilinga African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems: An exploration
           of the Durban beachfront isiZulu women beadmakers' experience of learning
           beading
    • Authors: James; Angela, Bansilal, Sarah
      Abstract: The Durban beachfront is enriched by the presence of the isiZulu Women beadmakers. Their colourful array of beaded items (products) are skillfully made by them and then sold to locals and tourists. What is interesting is the social dynamics of sharing and learning the skill and knowledge of beading that is evident among these women. We asked three women to be volunteers in this research as we were interested in exploring their processes of learning beading. We used a naturalistic, interpretive qualitataive case study approach to give meaning to the experiences that each women had. The data collection methods included semi-structured interviews and visual data (photographs of the products). The qualitative data collected for the research was analysed using an ongoing process of inductive analysis. The findings reveal that their experience of making beaded items moved from an essential historico-socio-cultural one to an essential socio-culturoeconomic one. What was very significant was the intense social learning that took place among the women, in a casual, free and high spirited manner. Sharing and learning was so necessary and acceptable
      PubDate: 2016-05-17T11:21:39Z
       
  • Indilinga African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems: Managing
           tensions and forging creative synergies between indigenous and modern
           settlement planning concepts and practices : lessons for the design and
           planning for sustainable settlements and built-forms in Southern Africa
    • Authors: Tapela; Tshenesani Nigel
      Abstract: The article explores the apparent similarities in conceptions of space utilization, security and sustainability, deriving from the nature of dwelling and settlement design, how these articulated the existing modes of production of space, society and the economy - and therefore could be reproduced sustainably. The article also explores the planning principles, design concepts, standards and norms used in the planning and building of indigenous African settlements and dwellings and suggests that, by tapping into rich traditions of indigenous planning systems, the organic link between sustainable resource utilization and livelihood sustenance can be enriched.
      PubDate: 2016-05-17T11:21:31Z
       
  • Indilinga African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems: Knowledge
           management models and their utility to the effective management and
           integration of indigenous knowledge with other knowledge systems
    • Authors: Ngulube; Patrick, Lwoga, Edda
      Abstract: Although indigenous knowledge is key to the development of sub Saharan Africa and the preservation of its societal memory, it is fast disappearing due to a variety of reasons. One of the strategies that may assist in the management and preservation of indigenous knowledge is the utilization of knowledge management models. This article shows that knowledge management models may also offer a window of opportunity to manage and integrate indigenous knowledge into other knowledge systems. Despite the fact that knowledge management models tend to focus on business or organizational settings with formal structures, they may be adapted to manage knowledge in local communities. Knowledge management should not be restricted to "closed" business systems with formal structures. It can also be practiced in open systems or in "the wild" as expressed by Hutchins (1995). However, the ways in which communities can access and manage their knowledge assets remains a major challenge to those involved in the preservation and management of indigenous knowledge.
      PubDate: 2016-05-17T11:21:27Z
       
  • Indilinga African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems: Indigenous
           scripts of African languages
    • Authors: Meshesha; Million, Jawahar, C.V.
      Abstract: In Africa there are a number of languages spoken, some of which have their own indigenous scripts that are used for writing. In this paper we assess these languages and present an in-depth script analysis for the Amharic writing system, one of the well-known indigenous scripts of Africa. Amharic is the official and working language of Ethiopia and one of the few transnational African languages that function as lingua franca. This is an attempt to analyse scripts of African language to ease document analysis and understanding with the help of information communication and technology. We believe researchers will continue exploring African indigenous languages and their scripts to be part of the revolving information technology for local development. We also highlighted problems related to the scripts that have bearings in the analysis and understanding of African language documents. Among others, the use of a large number of characters in writing and existence of a large set of visually similar character pairs, are some of the major problems that makes research in the area of document analysis and understanding much more challenging than that of Latin-based scripts.
      PubDate: 2016-05-17T11:21:23Z
       
  • Indilinga African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems: A physical
           education curriculum enriched with indigenous Zulu games for improved
           social development through cross-cultural interaction
    • Authors: Roux; Charl J.
      Abstract: The article is based on a study which was aimed at enriching the physical education curriculum with indigenous Zulu games for the promotion of cross-cultural interaction between the learners in the multicultural classroom. Therefore, it was necessary to assess these indigenous Zulu games' potential in obtaining overt educational outcomes related to the cognitive, affective, psychomotor and social development of the learners. Quantitative and qualitative data were triangulated to constitute context and gather data from isiZulu-speaking participants (N=274). A sample of 217 grade seven learners and 57 adults participated in the research. The dissemination and presentation of indigenous Zulu games as means for reaching educational outcomes hold significant potential and value for curriculum enrichment and social inclusion in the South African school context.
      PubDate: 2016-05-17T11:21:20Z
       
  • Indilinga African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems: Revisiting the
           traditional African cultural framework of ubuntuism : a theoretical
           perspective
    • Authors: Nyaumwe; Lovemore J., Mkabela, Queeneth
      Abstract: This paper is an attempt to re-examine a culturally located social schema of ubuntuism. Ubuntuism is a moral philosophy of traditional African societies. To put the paper into perspective, first, a conceptual analysis of ubuntu is presented. This analysis provides understanding of the concept in ways that facilitate readers to develop an appreciation of the moral philosophy that bound together traditional African communities. The purpose for re-examining the concept of ubuntuism is presented so as to stimulate awareness of how and why traditional African communities maintained high moral standards rather than advocating a return to the past African living style. Romanticism of ubuntuism in the general practice of cultural values is presented next, drawing examples from successful areas where cooperative activities were conducted. Later, the bad effects of the influence of westernization are presented showing that the values initially perceived as modernization later turned to be a weapon that promoted the perpetuation of individualism, greedy, and erosion of some traditional African cultural values leading to moral decadence in some citizens. Blending of modernization and ubuntuism is later presented with the hope that the blending may reduce the social evils such as crime, corruption, and treatment of the HIV / Aids scourge that are prevalent in some African countries with a united front. Resuscitating ubuntuism in the young generation is presented towards the end of the paper through promotion of cooperation among students learning subjects using local contexts. The conclusion of the paper focuses on some challenges that future discourse on ubuntuism could focus on and the implications of the paper to African educators on the continent.
      PubDate: 2016-05-17T11:21:17Z
       
  • Indilinga African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems: African, Indian
           and Chinese patterns of energy healing
    • Authors: Edwards; Steve, Hlongwane, Mandla, Thwala, Jabu
      Abstract: This article examines some African, Indian and Chinese patterns of energy healing in order to explicate common forms. All accept, as a given, the existence of a universal energy to which everyone has access. All extol a form of healing energy and some form of conscious breathwork, with relative emphases on ancestors, meditation and movement in African, Indian and Chinese patterns respectively. Illness is viewed as a disruption or stagnation of energy patterns which need continual channeling, mobilisation, balancing and harmonisation for optimal health.
      PubDate: 2016-05-17T11:21:12Z
       
  • Indilinga African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems: The
           transformation of university teaching and learning : an African
           philosophical perspective
    • Authors: Higgs; Philip, Van Wyk, Berte
      Abstract: There are historical, institutional and cultural differences that influence teaching and learning in South African universities. There are also different beliefs about how relevance and responsiveness are constituted, and about the pedagogical principles that should apply in transferring knowledge (Council on Higher Education 2004: 101). In recognition of these differences, we argue in this article that an African educational discourse can make a significant contribution to teaching and learning in South African universities.
      PubDate: 2016-05-17T11:21:06Z
       
  • Indilinga African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems: Myth that were
           used for the conservation of Lake Fundudzi catchment area
    • Authors: Khorombi; Mbodi
      Abstract: Lake Fundudzi is located in the Limpopo Province of South Africa below the escarpment of the Soutpansberg Mountains. It is the only natural fresh water lake to be found in South Africa and it is believed that the lake was formed by a mountain landslide that blocked the flow of the Mutale River resulting in the accumulation of the water body on the upper side of the river (van der Waal 1997). The Venda tribe considers the Lake sacred, especially the Vhatavhatsindi clan who act as the custodians of the lake. The Vhatavhatsindi Royal Family practices their religious rituals and burial customs in and around the lake. These traditional practices and beliefs (myth) gave the lake and the surrounding area a sacred status that limited exploitation by surrounding communities for many years.
      PubDate: 2016-05-17T11:21:01Z
       
  • Indilinga African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems: Ethnobotany and
           endogenous conservation of irvingia gabonensis (Aubry-Lecomte) Baill. in
           traditional agroforestry systems in Benin
    • Authors: Codjia Jean T. Claude, Houessou; G. Laurent, Ponette, Quentin, Le Boulenge, Eric, Vihotogbe, Romaric
      Abstract: The bush mango (Irvingia gabonensis) is a multipurpose species Dahomey gap. Its fruits (even nonmatured) are systematically gathered for consumption and marketing. Few studies have been done on the ethnobotany and endogenous practices determining its conservation of the species in Benin. This study aims to produce a database on those aspects in Benin. . Two hundred and sixty-three people from the six major socio-cultural groups were interviewed for ethnobotanical knowledge capitalization. Moreover, six hundred and twenty-six hectares of farmland belonging to two hundred and ten peasants were explored to characterize three hundred and thirty-three trees of I. Gabonensis for potential endogenous conservation factors. Twenty-five various uses were identified in rural construction (four per cent), in food (eight per cent), energetic (eight per cent), socio-cultural (twelve per cent) and therapeutic (sixty-eight per cent) ways. Global knowledge's levels vary significantly between socio-cultural groups (P < 0,0001). Global knowledge's uses also vary significantly (P < 0,0001) and knowledge of the socio-cultural groups varies significantly according to uses (P < 0,0001). In Benin, 49,25% of I gabonensis trees are well protected in the traditional agroforestry systems after their first fructification. Moreover, four factors influence significantly their conservation: (i) the parasitism level of fruits and trees (X2 = 116,57; P < 0,0001), (ii) the département, origin of peasants (X2 = 78,92; P < 0,0001), (iii) the principal agriculture of the peasant (X2 = 54,73; P < 0,0001) and (iv) the endogenous perception on the fruits 'ideotypes' produced by the trees (X2 = 4,48; P = 0,0343).
      PubDate: 2016-05-17T11:20:58Z
       
  • Indilinga African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems: Towards a
           cartography of indigenous knowledge systems in library and information
           science training and education in Anglophone eastern and southern Africa
    • Authors: Ngulube; Patrick, Dube, Luyanda, Mhlongo, Maned
      Abstract: The focus of this article is on mapping the inclusion of indigenous knowledge systems (IKS) content in the higher education curriculum of universities that offer library and information science (LIS) education in Anglophone eastern and southern Africa (AESA). As universities in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are being encouraged to "adapt" and to become more "societally relevant" in their production, transmission and acquisition of knowledge, they should include hitherto subjugated IKS. The main argument is that the inclusion of indigenous knowledge (IK), with its emphasis on context and the holistic nature of human experiences, in higher education may partly offer knowledge that resonates with Bernstein's (2000) horizontal discourses and Dewey's (2004) notion of education that addresses the disposition of the learner holistically. Although some studies on higher education curricula have focused on a diversity of issues, including improved pedagogy, assessment strategies, low achievement, student throughput, content, institutional autonomy and public accountability (Bester, 2011), the scope of this article is limited to the content aspect of the curriculum. Content is at the centre of the relevance of a curriculum in a specific context. A meaningful coverage of IK content in the curriculum may equip information and heritage management professionals with skills and knowledge to preserve the declining IK and elevate it to a respectable level in Africa. The results of this quantitative study confirm that the end of foreign domination in AESA did not bring about a new cartography in the LIS curricula of the universities, as colonial pedagogic practices that undervalued IK have continued to dominate the higher education landscape at the expense of the inclusion of IK.
      PubDate: 2016-01-25T12:38:38Z
       
  • Indilinga African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems: An analysis of
           the depiction of indigenous people during the early colonial conquest in
           South African history textbooks
    • Authors: Seroto; Johannes
      Abstract: In this article, I examine the construction of knowledge about the representation of indigenous people in Grade 10 South African history textbooks. I illustrate and unearth the ways whereby power relations during the early colonial conquest were situated, maintained, reproduced and transmitted in specific social, historical and political contexts. To achieve this aim, the article focuses on the knowledge that is constructed by the authors of the history textbooks; the perspectives valued in the construction of the history textbooks; and the authors' location and understanding of power relations in the context of the early settlement at the Cape of Good Hope. Critical analysis discourse method is used to critique the selected textbooks.
      PubDate: 2016-01-25T12:38:37Z
       
  • Indilinga African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems: The Lambas of
           the copper belt/Zambia's behaviours and taboos 'before colonisation and
           Christianisation' : a literature review to accommodate research in the
           indigenous realm
    • Authors: Kalenga; Rosemary
      Abstract: This article is a literature review of the Lambas' (AŴalamba) behaviours and taboos as documented before colonisation and Christianisation, from the diary of Joseph Doke, who died in Lambaland (IlamŴa) in 1913. The diary was published in 1931 by his son Clement Martyn Doke. The aim of this article is to examine the ways of living of the Lambas before colonisation and Christianisation, in order to promote mental liberation from a world where we study only Western knowledge. The analysis is done through the lens of theories of Sacralisation, 'umuchinshi' - Polite Behaviour and Indigenous Knowledge Systems. The concludes that mental liberation for Africans may only be achieved if we take deliberate steps to study and embrace the wisdom of our forefathers. The recommendations are that despite living in modern society, the knowledge of our forefathers should not be forgotten. Lessons of life originate from their generations of tested and proven ways of harmonious living, socially and environmentally sustainable.
      PubDate: 2016-01-25T12:38:36Z
       
  • Indilinga African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems: The potential
           of crossbreeding indigenous chickens to improve rural food security and
           nutrition in southern Africa - a review
    • Authors: Odunitan-Wayas; Feyisayo Adeola, Kolanisi, Unathi, Chimonyo, Michael, Siwela, Muthulisi
      Abstract: The need to increase poultry production in southern Africa to meet the increasing protein requirement of the growing population is becoming a great concern. The quality of poultry meat and eggs produced in terms of taste, texture, flavour and leanness are of importance to consumers. Crossbreeding indigenous with exotic strains of chickens is one of the main factors that can improve food and nutrition security in southern Africa. In this article, ways in which the quality and quantity of poultry meat and eggs can be improved for sustainable food and nutrition security in southern Africa, with emphasis on crossbreeding as a prospective food security (protein) stability technique are discussed. This article is based on critical analysis of the literature and discusses and evaluates various crossbreeding methods of chickens that have been carried out in African countries. Comparative studies on the implementation, failures and successes of crossbreeding of chickens in African countries, such as Egypt, Botswana, Malawi and South Africa among others are reviewed. Crossbreeding, combined with selection, information dissemination, improved management and technology, is recommended for the geometric increase in poultry meat and egg production in southern Africa to improve food and nutrition security.
      PubDate: 2016-01-25T12:38:35Z
       
  • Indilinga African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems: "Badimo ba
           fihlile mo&#353;omong" - is there a place for cultural ethos and
           practices at the workplace? African cultural practices and beliefs
           revisited
    • Authors: Ratiba; Matome M.
      Abstract: This article seeks to interrogate and explore whether African ethos and practices have a place at the workplace, more especially in the light of the recent decision in Kievits Kroon Country Estate (Pty) Ltd v Mmoledi and Others. Practices and/or beliefs having a bearing on only three contextual cultural issues or concepts are isolated for this purpose and dealt with in the context of absence from the workplace. The applicable cultural issues in question are cultural and spiritual ailments, family responsibilities and ancestral callings, all of which are reviewed within the broader milieu of culture in the workplace. The article conforms to the following set structural format. Following the introduction, the second part lays the theoretical framework or background to the discussion in which attempt is made in the definition, unpacking and explanation of common cultural practices under discussion. The third part will explain the relevance of those common cultural practices to the workplace. In the fourth part a summary of the current case of Kievits Kroon Country Estate (Pty) Ltd v Mmoledi and Others and the impact thereof are presented. The last part will be constituted by concluding remarks.
      PubDate: 2016-01-25T12:38:34Z
       
  • Indilinga African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems: Effect of
           indigenous knowledge system based sun drying on the microbiological
           quality and safety of egg powders
    • Authors: Mnyandu; Elizabeth, Kolanisi, Unathi, Siwela, Muthulisi
      Abstract: Although eggs have been successfully dried into powder at industrial level no evidence is available that sun drying or oven drying has been tried on eggs in the rural areas. This article is based on the study, which was conducted in the rural areas of Impendle in the KwaZulu-Natal Province of South Africa, determined the level of egg utilisation and the microbiological quality and safety of sun-dried eggs. A sample of eggs was oven-dried at 65°C over a period of three hours. Another sample was sun-dried over a period of 72 hours. The dried egg samples were subjected to microbiological analysis: Salmonella spp., E. coli, Coliforms, Listeria monocytogenes and Total Plate Count. A high percentage (87%) of the survey respondents owned egg laying chickens. About 81% of the respondents indicated that eggs were consumed by the whole family about three times per week. Microbiological analysis results indicated that both egg powder samples had acceptable total microbial load and pathogenic (harmful) micro-organisms were absent. When observed over a period of eight weeks, both sun-dried and oven-dried eggs developed a rancid flavour. The study demonstrated the potential for processing eggs into egg powder in rural areas to improve household food security.
      PubDate: 2016-01-25T12:38:33Z
       
  • Indilinga African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems: Pedi
           psychologists' perceptions of working with mental illness in the Pedi
           community in Limpopo, South Africa : the need to incorporate indigenous
           knowledge in diagnosis and treatment
    • Authors: Sehoana; Mahlodi Joslina, Laher, Sumaya
      Abstract: Mental illness is conceptualised differently across cultural and religious groups. Perceptions of mental illness that are held in communities play a role in the treatment sought and the response to treatment offered. Psychologists from these communities who work in the community are well positioned to provide insight into the perceptions of mental illness as well as the issues involved in working within their communities. A convenience sample of nine Pedi psychologists practising in the Sekhukhune and Capricorn districts of Limpopo, South Africa were interviewed about their work with members of the Pedi community as a means of exploring perceptions of mental illness and its' associated challenges and opportunities in the Pedi community. Semi structured interviews were conducted at the practitioners' rooms with each interview lasting approximately one hour. Thematic analysis of the results revealed four themes. These were: psychologists' perceptions of mental illness; conducting psychotherapy with clients who have spiritual or cultural beliefs of illness; perceptions of mental illness in the Pedi community; and the limited understanding of mental health services in the Pedi community. It is evident from the results that mental illness in the Pedi community is conceptualised differently to mainstream conceptualisations. There is therefore a need for culturally competent practitioners to work in communities holding cultural and religious beliefs in relation to mental illness in order for treatment to be successful. The perceptions of mental illness held by the Pedi community influences the type of treatment sought, with the choice of treatment often being traditional healing. Aside from cultural beliefs which makes traditional healing the first option for treatment, socio economic status and the cost of health care were also highlighted for the preference of traditional healing.
      PubDate: 2016-01-25T12:38:32Z
       
  • Indilinga African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems: Traditional
           medicine invigorated : an expanded response to HIV and Aids in South
           Africa
    • Authors: Mbatha; Blessing
      Abstract: The aim of this article is to shed light on patterns of, and major motives for the utilisation of traditional medicine to fight the spread of HIV and AIDS in South Africa. This study was conducted in Soshanguve township in Gauteng. A qualitative approach was adopted by conducting focus group interviews with fifty-seven traditional healers. Data was analysed using axial coding and open coding, where dominant themes from the discussions were identified and discussed in detail. The findings depict that traditional healing is a deep-seated practice. In addition, the study established that the foremost motives for choosing traditional healers over biomedical practitioners were affordability of the services rendered by traditional healers and the efficacy and safety of traditional medicines. It is worth noting that the African continent, as the worst-ravaged region in terms of HIV and AIDS and the poorest in terms of modern health care resources, is an obvious site for collaboration between traditional healers and biomedical health care providers.
      PubDate: 2016-01-25T12:38:30Z
       
  • Indilinga African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems: A survey of
           farming practices and cassava pests and diseases : a case study for
           Mseleni Village, KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa
    • Authors: Buthelezi; Makhosi N., Ngobeni, Ntsako D.
      Abstract: Although cassava is one of the staple food crops in Africa, it is cultivated mainly by subsistence producers in South Africa. Production is constrained by a number of agronomic, biological, environmental and socio-economic factors responsible for yield reduction. A study was conducted from May to August 2006 to evaluate cultural practices applied in cassava production and to evaluate the prevalence of pests and diseases on cassava at Mseleni village. A semi-structured questionnaire was utilized to collect data. Almost 80% of the farmers, both male and female, were randomly selected to take part in the survey. Results from the survey revealed that there was no application of commercial inputs (fertilizers or pesticides) used in the production process of cassava. Other important production constraints in cassava production were pests and diseases. It was established that 91% of farmers in the village did not control pests in their cassava at all, while 9% indicated that they used household remedies. Generally, cultural practices which are fundamental and crucial in cassava production were not properly executed and these had a significant negative impact on cassava total yield. In order to improve cassava yield in the village, it is recommended that practices such as incorporating green manures in the soil, application of fertilizers and the use of disease-free planting material, be adopted.
      PubDate: 2016-01-25T12:38:30Z
       
  • Indilinga African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems: Some southern
           African views on interconnectedness with special reference to indigenous
           knowledge
    • Authors: Edwards; Steve
      Abstract: The Global Coherence Initiative (GCI) conducts pioneering research into interconnectedness in order to promote global coherence, consciousness and health through heart-focused care (Institute of HeartMath, 2013). A global network of ultrasensitive magnetic field detectors are being installed strategically around the planet, one of which is established on a private game reserve in KwaZulu-Natal, which provides various local research opportunities. Southern African indigenous knowledge themes on interconnectedness are discussed in order to provide a relevant, local and conceptual grounding for the initiative. As this knowledge is invested with human spirituality, communality, mutuality and other local meaning, the presentation speaks of relationships. Although certain themes have been singled out for instructional purposes in this presentation, as local indigenous knowledge represents a coherent whole that is continuously changing. These themes should be considered from an integrative and transformational perspective.
      PubDate: 2016-01-25T12:38:29Z
       
  • Indilinga African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems: Ubuntu as a
           foundation for researching African indigenous psychology
    • Authors: Mkabela; Queeneth N.
      Abstract: The question of how researchers work with and select research methods is complex. For researchers researching African indigenous culture, the complexity takes specific forms, usually forms that are embedded within the values and beliefs of research participants and their indigenous communities. In order to honour, indigenous methodologies, researchers need to approach cultural protocols, values and behaviours as an integral part of methodology. Methodological challenges that may be faced by researchers are those associated with acceptable scholarly psychological research, from within a specific discipline as well as from within the particular indigenous community. The article intends to highlight ubuntu (African philosophy of life) as a foundation for an African centred, indigenous psychology, research method carried out by indigenous researchers working from or within indigenous communities.
      PubDate: 2016-01-25T12:38:28Z
       
 
 
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