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What is Indigenous Communities

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South African communities whose languages, cultures and religious practices were marginalised through repressive laws. Based on their ethnicity, these communities were restricted to specific underdeveloped areas within South Africa.
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Exploring the Integration of Indigenous Knowledge Into Public Library Services With an Inclusive Intent Using a Critical Theory Lens
Maned Mhlongo (University of South Africa, South Africa)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-1471-9.ch014
Despite legislative and regulatory frameworks that have paved the way for transformation and inclusivity of public libraries in South Africa, there seems to be little or no integration of indigenous knowledge (IK). The exclusion of IK from public library services has potential to counteract efforts towards the provision of inclusive services. This chapter demonstrates how critical theory was used as a lens in a multiple case study that explored the integration of indigenous knowledge (IK) into services of public libraries in South Africa. Looking at the articulation of IK, services that are provided to ensure inclusivity, and issues that impact on IK integration in public libraries, semi-structured interviews were conducted from purposefully selected heads of provincial library services in South Africa. Thematic analysis was used. Using critical theory to frame the analysis, findings indicate understanding of aspects of IK including its oral nature. A paucity of engagement with IK as an aspect of inclusive service provision was noted.
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Valorization and Digital Preservation of Indigenous Knowledge Systems in South African Indigenous Communities: Best Practices in the Digital Transformation Era
distinct social and ethnic groups that share collective cultural values, unique languages, beliefs and possess invaluable knowledge of practices for the sustainable management of their natural resources.
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