Centre in Indigenous Knowledge Systems

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Focus Areas

CIKS focus areas was informed by:

  • National and international challenges of healthcare provision, food security, environmental degradation, including climate change and transformation of education system.
  • The ecological location and existing IKS capacity of CIKS partner institutions, namely, University of KwaZulu-Natal, North-West University, University of Limpopo, University of South Africa and University of Venda provided the basis for the CIKS thematic focus areas.

The focus areas include traditional medicine, food security, biodiversity and environmental management, including climate change adaptation and mitigation and IKS curriculum development.

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