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Title:African indigenous ecology control and sustainable community livelihood in southern African history
Authors:Masoga, Mogomme A.
Kaya, Hassan O.ISNI
Year:2014
Periodical:International Journal of African Renaissance Studies (ISSN 1753-7274)
Volume:9
Issue:2
Pages:6-19
Language:English
Geographic term:Southern Africa
Subjects:indigenous knowledge
trade
cattle complex
ecology
precolonial period
Link:https://doi.org/10.1080/18186874.2014.987951
Abstract:Based on sources for African Indigenous Ecology Control and Sustainable Community Livelihood in Southern African history this article argues that political independence in the Southern African region has altered the historiography of the region and the African continent as a whole. Black Africans are now looking to the past for inspiration to constitute the foundations of sustainable livelihoods using their own indigenous knowledge systems (IKS) and resources. The indicatives of the African Renaissance also demand that one draws on the significance of the control by pre-colonial African communities of their ecosystems. Existing testimonies show prosperity among pre-colonial African communities in the region. The argument is that, in order to restore the historical achievements of Africans in the region, IKS should form a constitutive part of education. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]
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