YouTube documentary shines limelight on Indigenous Knowledge Systems

Date: Feb 9, 2017 | Faculties, Faculty of Science, News


A YouTube documentary recently emanated from the fascinating work of UJ ethnobotanist and SARChI Chair for Indigenous Knowledge Systems, Prof Ben-Erik van Wyk. Directed by Naima Sebe and rightfully named “The Professor”, the 23 minute documentary tells the story of Koos Paulse, who, born with Khoi-San ancestry, is recognised as a “professor of the veld and botanical colleague” by Prof van Wyk for this immense amount of indigenous plant use knowledge. This is a story about change, recognition and dignity (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOt5IE4ULpo).

The Professor

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