Indigenous knowledge to preserve and protect

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2011
TITLE AUTHOR(S): C.Ndinda
KEYWORDS: INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS, PRESERVATION
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Abstract

The African saying, 'When an old person dies, a library burns down' epitomises the nature of indigenous knowledge, handed down orally from generation to generation and preserved in 'human databases'. CATHERINE NDINDA and colleagues examine approaches that have been used elsewhere to protect, preserve and promote indigenous knowledge and look at the implications for policy in South Africa.