Indigenous Knowledge Systems Expo opens in Limpopo

An Indigenous Knowledge System Expo has opened in Limpopo to help raise public awareness and understanding of IKS in South Africa.

The four-day expo, which kicked-off today, will bring together innovators and crafters to demonstrate the economic value of products based on indigenous knowledge and technology.

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Limpopo commended for indigenous knowledge partnerships

Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor has praised Limpopo for forging a partnership to reinforce a shared vision of building on indigenous knowledge for future generations.

The partnership includes the Limpopo Department of Agriculture, Prolinnova – an NGO-initiated programme – to build a global learning network to promote local innovation in ecologically-oriented agriculture – and the University of Limpopo.

“This partnership is an attempt to build capacity in rural communities and aims to eliminate poverty through integrated rural development programmes based on the indigenous knowledge of the community,” said Pandor at an Indigenous Expo, on Tuesday.

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Tribe teams with Google to make stand in Amazon

The chief of an endangered Amazon tribe unveiled the product of an unusual partnership with Google Inc. that pairs high tech with indigenous knowledge in an effort to rescue ancient rain forests and a dying culture. Almir Surui, speaking at the 20th annual Bioneers Conference in San Rafael, showcased Google Earth images years in the … Read more

Soccer in Durban

We are currently collecting stories, photographs and information on the history of soccer in Durban.  Please contact us if you have anything you’d like to contribute to this category.

Welcome to our new blog!

The Ulwazi Programme has just launched this blog to keep our users up to date with new content added to the Ulwazi Memory and also to generate discussion around items already added to the wiki.  We encourage you to comment on our posts and let us know what you think of the Programme.

Starting a Small Business

Many people in Umbumbulu are not working at the moment.   Some have decided to open their own small businesses so that they can earn money for food, clothing and other essentials.

The easiest business to open is a street-vendor one as all you need to have is a table on the side of the street.  Here you can sell fruit, sweets, fatkoek or fried-chips to the people who are passing by  This can be a steady income as people are buying stuff like this everyday but you must make sure that you sell a product that is in demand in that specific area and also something that not too many other people are selling.

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