oa Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa - State initiatives to incorporate non-state laws into the official legal order: a denial of legal pluralism?

Volume 34, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0010-4051



The multicultural South African society demands a system of law which accommodates-the needs of all sectors of the community. Not only the Roman Dutch common law and official indigenous law, but all the unofficial laws mentioned in the article, should be regarded as the residual source of South African law where there is no statutory law or judicial precedent. They should all form the core around which the South African legal system revolves and develops.

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