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Ukhamba - the Calabash as a metaphor for knowledge sharing and teamwork
Ukhamba is the Nguni word for Calabash. You pronounce it OO-KHAM-BA. The Calabash is a gourd pumpkin that has been used by ancient people throughout Africa as a container in which to brew beer, store medicines, valuable herbs and water. But the concept of Ukhamba is more than this - it is a metaphor for knowledge sharing and teamwork. Here are some key ideas from Ukhamba as provided by Ralph Sibande and Mama Kena, a Sotho Traditional Healer and expert on culture and Nguni languages:
Submitted by KMAadmin on 6 April 2009 - 8:00am. categories [ ]