The Kara Heritage Institute was established by Dr. Mathole Necherofo Motshekga in 1982.
Dr. Motshekga was assisted by a Tongolese Student – (Saba Qgobal) and an Angolan Student (Ndombasi Mavinga), who were students at Albert – Ludwigs University where Dr. Motshekga delivered public lectures on KARA philosophy.
The institute was formally known as the Kara School of Philosophy, Arts and Culture.
The Kara Heritage Society has realised and aknowledged with grave concern, the ignorance of the world, including the African world, about the history, culture and place of indigenous African peoples in the cultural history and community of nations.
The KARA Heritage Society believes that the dignity and equality of man that everybody, including indigenous African, is calling for can be cross-cultural and internationally accepted equal and realised if there is an and mutual recognition of one another’s authentic history and cultures as expounded by the sages and scholars of the cultures concerned.
Until quite recently, there was a problem as to the origins of indigenous African peoples. Fortunately the remarkable archeological, and historical research findings on the African continent pertaining to prehistoric times demonstrated beyond any reasonable doubt that the history of the world and its civilisation opened up in Black Africa – known to Egyptians and Ethiopians (Black Africans) as Ta Neter i.e God’s land or the holy land.
Paradoxically, since the beginning of the Graeco-Roman period which laid the foundation for the Euro-Asiatic era, Black Afrika came to be known as the dark continent or as Hegal put it, the land of Childhood. Today however the world is increasingly derived from the ancient African mystery teachings or more specifically the Karaite Haramaite (gr. Hermetic) philosophy.
These revelations prompted African intellectuals, who have a deep attachment to the African peoples proud of their past and their achievements, sensible to their continuing responsibilities, and are pondering over their development, to ask the question:
Who am I?
Where do I come from and where am I going to?
Or to put it otherwise What is the past (History) present and future of the African peoples.