Ekurhuleni embraces traditional leaders

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Pretoria - The role of traditional leaders and healers in society will be brought to the fore as the Ekurhuleni metro readies to host an Indigenous Knowledge Systems Workshop on Sunday.

The workshop, which will be held in Katlehong, is part of the city’s Heritage Month commemorations and will bring together traditional leaders, civil society and government leaders in a dialogue on how to merge their roles within communities.  

The contribution of traditional medicine in primary health care, the promotion of Africa and its indigenous heritage, the role of traditional leaders, as well as the art and quality of being a human being (Ubuntu) are some of the topics that will be addressed during at the workshop.

“The indigenous knowledge system is one that informs how African society functions and interacts with people and societies,” said metro spokesperson Sam Modiba.

“It provides the founding motivator for people’s actions and the knowledge base for learning towards Africa’s sustainable development.”

The workshop will start at 10am and wrap up at 4pm at Ke-Distelana Cultural Village. – SAnews.gov.za

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