By Zulumathabo Zulu © 2015 Mannuku Wa Naledi Mannuku wa Naledi Mannuku wa Naledi A phaphatheha matsweleng ho Mannuku sefubeng Mannuku Badimung Mannuku Badimung mophaphathehi moshanyana ho Mannuku qhobosheyane Atshireletswa matsweleng Ho Mannuku sefubeng Mannuku reyao leboha Mannuku qhobosheyane Contextual Commentary When Mr. Moses Masondo kicked the boy out of his home at Orlando East… Continue reading Mannuku Wa Naledi
By Zulumathabo Zulu © 2015 To arise above ground To transcend earthbound Others require airspeed He advances without airspeed How is that possible? To lift himself above ground Using vertical lift To go beyond gravity The caterpillar is earthbound The seagull is heaven-bound The vulture requires airspeed The seagull without airspeed He rises like didactic… Continue reading The Great Seagull
By Zulumathabo Zulu © 2015 Introduction and Background There is a very interesting numerical concept among the Basotho of South Africa known as Tshelela which means the crossing. The immediate question that arises is: crossing to where? They are crossing over to the new base of ten from the old base of five. This then… Continue reading The African Origin of Mathematics – Paper
By Zulumathabo Zulu © 2015 Abstract An African village of Matamong possesses a design theory of letanta an artifact used to catch small animals like nogwaja. Letanta is designed within the confines of a set of irreducible invariants and the requirement to venerate the spirits. The premise of this design philosophy is to reduce and… Continue reading The Design Theory of Letanta
By Zulumathabo Zulu © 2015 Abstract Technological Innovation using indigenous knowledge systems in Africa is almost non-existent in modern scientific and engineering literature. This apparent hiatus of African technological artifacts by the African inventors tends to make it appear as though the African natives had neither the interest nor the intellectual curiosity to solve unique… Continue reading African Telegraphy and Indigenous Innovation
By Zulumathabo Zulu © 2015 Realtime writing is a form of writing that records events of interest from the unique perspective of the recorder as they happen. These writings are captured in a diary, journal or unsent letter. This type of writing is characterised by concurrency of event and pen. Since such a journal entry… Continue reading Historicity of Realtime Chronicles
By Zulumathabo Zulu © 2015 The first question is what is the problem? Why should we care about the traditional knowledge of some village society when Western Civilization is making our life easier and more convenient? The fact is that the academic education is not and can never be a foundation. It must build on… Continue reading Is Traditional Knowledge Relevant To Our Survival?