Join Dr Gcina Mhlophe as she tells the story of African wisdom and education. From the earliest days, human beings have tried to explain the life’s mysteries through stories. Language has been the vehicle through which these were and continue to be shared from one community to another. Elders always derived great joy in teaching the young what they had learnt through experience.
In African society oral tradition continues to live side by side with the written word. The fact that human evolution has not stopped a child from crawling, standing and then walking…only after that can they run and acquire a multitude of skills! Wisdom is like fire, people come from far and wide to ignite and reignite their fires. Our ancient wisdoms are a science on their own and we need them today more than before. The wise elders created proverbs so that we can learn from past mistakes and not repeat them.