oa Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa - On African socialism and natural law thinking
|Article Title||On African socialism and natural law thinking|
|© Publisher:||Institute of Foreign and Comparative Law|
|Journal||Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Institute of Foreign and Comparative Law, UNISA|
|Publication Date||Mar 1978|
|Pages||68 - 75|
|Keyword(s)||African law, African natural law doctrine, African Socialism, Ethical legal thinking and Rule of law|
The topic of this article is how modern African socialism relates to ethical legal thinking. The theses I wish to put to the reader are three in number. The first is the rather obvious one that a defence of African socialism as an ideology requires an ethical foundation. My second thesis is that, in fact, African socialism provides for an African natural law doctrine and a concomitant principle of African legality. And my third thesis is that the principle of African legality is quite reconcilable with the rule of law.
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