n Indilinga African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems - Indigenous Knowledge Systems and community development : foreword

Volume 8, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1683-0296



In 2004, the South African government adopted an Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) Policy with a view to recognising, affirming, developing promoting and protecting Indigenous Knowledge Systems in the country (Department of Science and Technology, 2004). In order to implement this policy, a number of institutions, functions and legislative provisions had to be put in place. One such institution that was established to give effect to this policy was the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Indigenous Knowledge Systems which was launched in 2008 by the Honourable Mosibudi Mangena, the then South African Minister of Science and Technology.

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