The Kara Heritage Institute, a leading heritage organisation
The Kara Heritage Institute contributes to the African Renaissance by providing crucial knowledge about indigenous cultural heritage to African people and their communities.
‘Self-knowledge shall set you free’ is the Kara Heritage Institute’s way of saying that knowledge is power.
The significance of Madimatle Mountain
Dr.Mathole Motshekga on Chanel Africa -Our Heritage
While indigenous knowledge in Africa is associated with the continent's cultural and ecological diversities, a lot of African people have not utilized the opportunities therein to solve specific developmental and environmental problems. Working in the value chains of their produce, and in most cases using indigenous knowledge, African women have challenges to protect their intellectual property. African women ,especially smallholder farmers in the rural areas of most countries constitutes 80% of the agricultural production. Universities in the continent need to undertake the important task of changing the mindset of people in-order to achieve the rural development embodied within the indigenous knowledge system. How does Africa celebrate its intellectual property?
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FESTIVOIRE 225 2015 INVITATION
From the 3rd to the 6th December 2015
Under the Patronage of the Minister of State ,Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cote d'Ivoire
Under the chairmanship of the Minister of Culture of Cote d'Ivoire,
The Bureau of Arts and Culture Of the Embassy of Cote d'Ivoire in South Africa
has the honour to invite you to the ceremony of the 2nd edition of the Ivorian Cultural Festival
On the 4th December 2015 FESTIVOIRE celebration comes to Kara Heritage Institute (music,dance and fashion show)
Venue: Kara Heritage Institute
Time: 17:00-18:00 pm
Office:012 346 2660
Cell:078 498 7235 /073 176 9339
10th SA Literacy Awards 2015
10th South African Literary Awards(SALA) 2015
Celebrating Africa's Literary and Arts Heritage
6th- 7th November 2015
EVENT DATE&TIME ENTRY FEE
SALA featuring 7th November R150PP(R200 VIP at computicket)
Afreelimarts Live Show 18H30-23H00 R180PP at venue NO VIP ticket.
Conference 6th&7th November R300 PP/Per Day
Africawriterplayarts Expo 6th & 7th November Adults R60 computicket (R70 at venue)
Children R20 computicket( R30 at venue)
Poetry and music 6th November R70 PP at venue
Jam session 18H30-22H00 R60 at computicket
Dr Motshekga in Beijing to address the International Symposium on China Studies
News alert: Dr Mathole Motshekga is in Beijing to address the International Symposium on China Studies. Dr Motshekga is speaking on: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF CHINESE AND AFRICAN HERITAGE AND INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS.
The Symposium is hosted by the Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China and Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. The Symposium is supported by the Chinese National Academy of Arts Centre of international Cultural Exchange and Ning Bo municipal government.
The meeting is attended and addressed by international Think Tanks throughout the world.The conference is highlighting the role of Sinology and in particular history and culture in shaping the image of China abroad.
SA Literary Awards & African Writers Conference 2015
Open/View: Invitation SA Literary awards
The 10th South African Literary Awards and the 4th Africa Century International African Writers Conference will be held on 6-7 November 2015 at the Tshwane Events Centre. The theme of the conference will be “Contribution of the African Writer to the Development of the Continent: Inclusion, Equality and Development in African Literature.”
Dr Mathole Motshekga will participate in a panel discussion at the conference: The Role of Mother Tongue in Influencing and Shaping our Political, Social, Cultural and Economic Landscape in the 21st Century Onwards.
Tickets are available at Computicket.
African identity unifies us in our diversity
The African identity transcends race, class, gender, creed, ethnicity and tribe.
This was the message conveyed by Dr Mathole Motshekga earlier this month during Heritage Day celebrations held by the Department of Labour. Together with the Unemployment Insurance Fund, the department held its Heritage Day celebrations at the Kara Heritage Institute in Pretoria on 2 October 2015. The theme of the event was recognition of the diversity of South Africa's ethnic groups.
As chairman of the Kara Heritage Institute, Dr Motshekga addressed the audience on the roots of African identity and religion based on his studies of ancient African history going back some 5,000 years. He explained that African culture, language and religion unify us in our diversity.
"The African identity provides a unique foundation for unity in diversity of both indigenous Africans and all people who have made this country their home," said Dr Motshekga.
In his speech, Dr Motshekga outlined the historical origins of African astronomy, philosophy and cultural practices. He touched on the similarities in interpretation of the annual calender between groups as diverse as the Muslim and Jewish religions and ancient African views on seasons and the time of the annual New Year, and suggested that all people of Africa (including South Africa) should draw on this knowledge to build social cohesion.
"The greatest challenge today is to revive, preserve and develop Africa's cultural heritage as the foundation of African unity in diversity, African identity and African pride. Our common humanity (Ubuntu) is the glue that we need to build a socially cohesive South Africa and Africa," he concluded.
The day was a rewarding and enriching experience for all attendees and guests also enjoyed displays of traditional dancing and presentations by various cultural heritage groups.
Registration Heritage Practice Learnerships
Open/View: Invitation for Learnership
Kara is assisting unemployed youth to register for Heritage Practice Learnerships. Registration closes 25 September 2015. Download more information here.
Radio Interview tonight with Rev Thami Mvambo, details are as follows:
When: 20 August 2015
Where: Motsweding FM 87.9- 107.9
Topic: Early Marriages and Forced Marriages
Time: 20h20- 21h00
Three Radio Interviews Tomorrow, Details are as follows:
First Radio Interview:
When: 18 August 2015
Where: Ikwekwezi Fm: 96.8 MHz
Topic: Polygamous and Monogamous Marriages
Time: From 07h45 AM
Guest: Gogo Sheila Mbele
Second Radio Interview
When: 18 August 2015
Where: UNISA Radio: to tune in visit: http://radio.ac.za/live
Topic: Can Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Expression Disrupt Morality
Time: 08h15- 08h25
Guest: Rev Thami Mvambo
Third Radio Interview
When: 18 August 2015
When: Motsweding FM 87.9- 107.9
Topic: Traditional Medicine and Traditional Healers
Time: 22h20- 23h00
Guest: Mme Mary Lebopo
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