This paper discusses Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) in the light of their relevance for sustainable development initiatives in Southern Africa. It argues that IKS can be an invaluable alternative to countries in the region that are overly dependent on modern technology in their quest to raise the quality of life of citizens.
This study explores the effect of public debt on private investment in Tanzania. Secondary data for the period of 1970-2016 were collected from National Bureau of Statistics (Tanzania), Bank of Tanzania, World Bank, and scholarly journals. An Autoregressive Distributed Lag (ARDL) bound test to cointegration is used in this study.
Using indigenous knowledge systems such as Ubuntu in social work with children empowers them, their families, communities and workers. Yet, the potential of using frames that draw on indigenous ways of knowing, in children’s work, remain unrealised since social workers prefer Western models and theories.
Notwithstanding attempts from the Eastern Cape Department of Health and other organisations to regulate the process of initiation, each year initiates still die or are mutilated. The challenge is to keep the boys safe without interfering with the traditional customs. It appears that women's voices are rarely heard on this issue.
We investigate links between the practice of ilobolo [bridewealth] and marriage outcomes in contemporary Zulu society. We present quantitative data which describe very low marriage rates particularly among Zulu adults, and which suggest also that the majority of Zulu adults identify ilobolo as a constraint to marriage.
This paper presents the story of an isiXhosa traditional healer (igqirha), Nomzi Hlathi
(pseudonym), as told to the first author. Nomzi was asked about how she came to be an igqirha
and the narrative focuses on those aspects of her life story that she understood as relevant to that