Historiography of Basotho Cosmology

Historiography of Basotho Cosmology
By Mocholoko (Dr), Zulumathabo Zulu © 2020

Please note there is an audio podcast of the 702 FM Radio at the end of this article. You must subscribe to enjoy the high quality content from Zulumathabo on the Internet 2.0 coming to you from Kgubukganare (the navel core of the intergalactic vibrations) via the World Wide Web.

Yesterday I was featured by the erudite DJ, Aubrey Masango of 702 FM Radio. It was a powerful conversation about the historiography of the cosmology of the Basotho.

The interview discussed the topic of Historiography of Basotho Philosophy last night Thursday, September 10, 2020 after 10pm on 702 FM Radio with the indefatigable DJ, Aubrey Masango. The purpose of the topic was to foreground African philosophical principles and the indigenous methods used to produce this knowledge and its relevance to the modern African society.

I had an ambitious intent to cover several domains under this topic including the philosophy of cosmology; philosophy of language and philosophy of mathematics but the limitation of time did not permit us to cover all.

A question was asked about the meaning of cosmology. The Basotho word Nalane conceptualises about cosmology as having three components namely (1) cosmogony for genesis; (2) cosmography for spatial features and location and (3) indigenisation for localisation of the knowledge of the cosmos. In other words, cosmology is about the genesis of the people and the cosmos; the morphology and geography of the intergalactic star systems and their indigenous knowledge systems.

For those who missed the broadcast, we have the podcadt for you. Without further ado, the podcast appears below:

The indefatigable DJ, Aubrey Masango of 702 FM Radio. Picture Credit: Aubrey Masango Twitter.

702 FM Radio Podcast

3 thoughts on “Historiography of Basotho Cosmology

  1. Hi Doctor
    I like to have this book/ books for your explanation of our indigenous knowledge gets one thrilled and intrigued and interested to know more about our previous past. I always wondered how our forefathers did things as opposed to the western sentiments meted out against us that we were just a bunch of nothingness for we brought and/or have nothing towards the development of any knowledge on this planet earth.
    This is a master piece. I listened to your conversation above and is therefore compelled to have the book(s).
    I also learned that you do have classes or courses about everything relating to the past, please supply further information to me.
    Thank you in advance and please keep sharing these rear information with us melanin people.


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