Former COSATU secretary general and minister in the Mandela administration Jay Naidoo says South Africa and the world need to look to Indigenous Knowledge Systems to resolve their challenges like Madiba did.

He says one of the major reasons the former statesman had such great empathy was because of his self-knowledge and his bid to find greater understanding of the earth and its workings.

Speaking on SAfm, Naidoo says how we live today raises profound questions about the ways we have traditionally designed and put to use our institutions.

Naidoo, who was a minister in Mandela’s cabinet from 1994 to 1999, says Mandela should not be mothballed but be used as a living example of how to transform South Africa.

Listen to the full interview below