Why is knowledge important for independence in South Africa?

In the Black African world knowledge is worth more than silver and gold more than ever.

In South Africa, knowledge is required to free Black people and grant them financial independence.

We cannot act in ways that effect change without having the knowledge to do so.

We currently live in an era where Black African people are financially the poorest in the world.

If we look across the globe at our Black Family, there are also difficulties and challenges; especially in the developing world.

In the United States, the most economically developed nation, Black people face challenges such as police brutality and inequality in the health systems.

Still, we know that #BlackLivesMatter

“Truth came home one day, naked and wounded, having been beaten and cursed by the people who did not wish to hear, while his brother Falsehood went dressed in the brightest garments and feasted with every household. “What shall I do?” cried Truth to the gods. “No man wishes to hear me and all beat me and throw things at me; look, I am covered with dung.” ~ Greenwood.

There is essential knowledge that the global Black community requires.

At the moment most of this knowledge is available in institutions of higher learning.

Plans need to be made to create access to knowledge for the youth. The youth need knowledge of:

  • Running websites
  • Running YouTube channels
  • Video production
  • Agriculture
  • Online marketing and media
  • Establishment of Black-owned grocery shops
  • Black-owned educational institutions
  • Black-owned financial institutions

Black African people in South Africa are not self-reliant as related to the above knowledge fields.

We are still dependent on the government and people who prospered during colonialism and apartheid.

Independence is essential for the masses of poor people.

Independence can only be accessed through separation from the neo-colonial and apartheid economies.

The Internet is currently where the battles of ideas are occurring.

There is online planning against efforts to teach Black people knowledge about their pre-colonial and ancient history.

During those eras, Black Africans were managers of great and small economies, large kingdoms and complex written systems.

Africans also lived as smaller communities including as hunter-gatherers in sync with the rhythms of the seasons in oral societies.

Since the beginning of time, Africans had knowledge of how to communicate, heal, farm, reason and philosophise.

This knowledge is available at our fingertips. Access it.