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The paper uses grounded theory to analyse the discourse on Indigenous Knowledge Systems within the South African government. Within this discourse, ICT is perceived both as a threat to African identity, through its potential facilitation of homogenisation and a potential ally, through its perceived potential to assist in the recording and dissemination of indigenous knowledge. The institutionalisation of IKS in South Africa has the potential to influence the balance of power betweendblp:conf/ecis/LotrietM07 fatcat:6xhjglx2obecberxh5pnfeqdby