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Interfacing interplay of local government, traditional leaders and society

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dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-11 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-19T13:34:03Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-19T13:34:03Z
dc.date.issued 2017-09-11 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/11208
dc.description.abstract Wilmien Wicomb from the Legal Resource Centre states that the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 marks the first time that customary law was recognised as a law equal to its common law and even statutory law counterparts. Whilst this recognition is implicit in chapter two of the Constitution, the Constitutional Court's jurisprudence in 2000 placed such recognition beyond doubt to make sure that the legislature and executive entrench the understanding of constitutional recognition of customary practices. This article considers the following research question: Is the interface of the interplay of local government, traditional leaders and society possible to restore transformation and community development where there are traditional leaders' presence? To answer, qualitative methodologies were explored. The study found that traditionality and modernity, lack of clarity of the role of traditional leaders, parallel administrations, power struggles and court battles needed resolve to ensure meaningful public-sector reforms and transformation. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject CUSTOMARY LAW en
dc.subject LOCAL GOVERNMENT en
dc.subject MUNICIPALITIES en
dc.subject CIVIL SOCIETY en
dc.title Interfacing interplay of local government, traditional leaders and society en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 35(2) en
dc.BudgetYear 2017/18 en
dc.ResearchGroup Service Delivery, Democracy and Governance en
dc.SourceTitle Journal of Contemporary African Studies en
dc.ArchiveNumber 9961 en
dc.PageNumber 212-220 en
dc.outputnumber 8860 en
dc.bibliographictitle Kanyane, M. (2017) Interfacing interplay of local government, traditional leaders and society. <i>Journal of Contemporary African Studies</i>. 35(2):212-220. en
dc.publicationyear 2017 en
dc.contributor.author1 Kanyane, M. en

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