|dc.contributor.author||Legari, Hermina Eliza Florah||
|dc.description||MA (IKS), North-West University, Mafikeng Campus||en_US
|dc.description.abstract||Indigenous knowledge Systems (IKS) is a local knowledge which is acquired in
a non-formal settings through experience. Elders of the communities are the
custodians of this knowledge, and they passed from generation to the next by
word of mouth. This study investigated the role of Indigenous Knowledge
Systems (IKS) in poverty alleviation in Lokaleng village. It was found that, the
local community of Lokaleng is affected by poverty. They used IKS in poverty
alleviation. The community made use of the natural resources such as land,
plants, etc. to earn a living.
However, for further growth of IKS in Lokaleng, the community still needs the
support ( for eg. financial assistance) from the government. Therefore, the
study recommends the following:
(a) awareness on the use of IKS in bringing development, particularly in
areas such as Lokaleng village.
(b) IKS should be included in the curriculum so that even the youth can
recognize the importance of the indigenous knowledge.
( c) There should be a financial support from the government or any financial
|dc.publisher||North-West University (South Africa)||en_US
|dc.title||An investigation into the role of indigenous knowledge systems (IKS) in poverty alleviation : a case study of Lokaleng village||en_US