African Primary Institute

iARi's Core Project - African Primary Institute

The core project of iARi is the African Primary Institution (API), so called "extended family", which is an Indigenous Knowledge (IK) institution. The objective of this research into the API is to identify the different forms in which it still exist, to identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in these different forms and to restore its base. This is in line with the Setswana saying "Maropeng go a boeloa", which means people should always return to their source for orientation.

See our "API Discussion on ANN7" Video or listen to "API Discussion with Matlhako Mahapa and Nomaswazi Mthombeni on PowerFM's CultureTalk" Audio Recording for more on this subject.