Sangomas oppose proposed project
Wikipedia has this to say on Traditional Knowledge:
"That in addition to currently recognized land and property rights, indigenous peoples have rights to "intangible" heritage; 5. Access to and use of this heritage requires their full, prior informed consent."
While the following is from the Convention on Biological Diversity website:
"Article 8. In-situ Conservation
Each Contracting Party shall, as far as possible and as appropriate:
(j) Subject to its national legislation, respect, preserve and maintain knowledge, innovations and practices of indigenous and local communities embodying traditional lifestyles relevant for the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity and promote their wider application with the approval and involvement of the holders of such knowledge, innovations and practices and encourage the equitable sharing of the benefits arising from the utilization of such knowledge, innovations and practices."
Here are the original articles - thanks to www.swc.org:
Sustaining the Wild Coast website article (in a new window) - linking to The Herald Online **News**
By Guy Rogers Environment & Tourism Editor
SENIOR sangomas in the heartland of a proposed mining precinct in coastal Pondoland are opposed to the project, Mtentu sangoma Jabulani Mboyisa said yesterday. (more…) [SWC]