Post Media Release: Science and Technology IKS Forum 26 January 2018

Post Media Release

26 January 2018

For Immediate Release

2018 Indigenous Knowledge System Documentation Centres (IKSDC) Knowledge Sharing Forum, Held at Freedom Park 22-24 January 2018

Under the theme: Affirming the future of indigenous Knowledge, the Department of Science and Technology in partnership with Freedom Park, hosted the 2018 Indigenous Knowledge System Documentation Centre’s (IKSDC) knowledge sharing forum. All South African Provinces were represented by their respective provincial Coordinators and delegates. The forum was also attended amongst others, representatives from Gauteng Sports, Culture and Recreation, CSIR, South African National Biodiversity Institute etc.

In her welcome address, Freedom Park CEO, Jane Mufamadi said” I am excited to welcome the ambassadors from across the nine Provinces who are documenting Indigenous Knowledge System to this knowledge sharing forum. I believe there can be no better place than here at Freedom Park, where we pride ourselves in emancipating the African voice. One of our strategic objectives is to establish mechanisms to promote, protect and preserve IKS and I do believe that we will also take notes and learn from all of you”.

Some of the papers delivered at the forum, included: Strategic contexts for the National Recordal System, IKS Bill, National Indigenous Knowledge Management System, Plant Pressing Process etc. Delegates also undertook a guided tour of Freedom Park’s //hapo Museum and The Park.   



Naomi Madima

Freedom Park

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