Indigenous knowledge for the benefit of all: can knowledge management principles be used effectively?

Andrew M. Kaniki, M.E. Kutu Mphahlele


Indigenous knowledge is one form of knowledge; the other is scientific knowledge. Indigenous knowledge is
local knowledge unique to a given culture or society. By its very nature, it is not generally viewed in the
business sense as "capital ". It has tended to be "exclusive ", at times susceptible to suspicion and abuse.
Knowledge management involves the processing and handling of intellectual capital within and between
organisations and communities. Itfacilitates knowledge generation, sharing and reuse. This paper addresses
the extent to which knowledge management methodologies and principles can be used to manage indigenous
knowledge for the benefit of all.

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