African Genesis of Knowing
By Mocholoko, Zulumathabo Zulu © 2018
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The full paper will be presented at Durban University of Technology on Sunday December 2, 2018 under the auspices of Amasiko Ehlangene in Durban, KwaZulu Natal.
The African native is subjected to an extensive array of knowledge systems devoid of authenticity; reality and relevance with respect to the African experience. This ineffectual model of pedagogical knowledge engenders a survival reducing experience for the African as a result of lack of dialectical applicability with respect to the authentic African experience. The implication of such knowledge is that it deprives the African native of the ability to become the architect of destiny with the result that the African is out of touch with the metaphysics of reality and the genesis of cosmic knowledge that was passed down across many generations for the survival benefit of the future generations. While a non-African thrives under this ECC (Euro-Christian Colonial) knowledge system, the African native is psycho-emotionally crushed under the machinations of this knowledge system and then subsequently accused of being outperformed by others when in fact Yena is fitted with the intellectual tools that erode the African enterprising spirit in the ECC structure of the economy. In this scholarly paper, we describe the metaphysics; the cybernetics and the cosmology of the erudite ancestors who have gone before us to foreground the indispensable efficacy of African ways of knowing embedded in the African metaphysical science to enhance the survivability of the African native in the volatile terrestrial space.