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?
|Article Title||State initiatives to incorporate non-state laws into the official legal order: a denial of legal pluralism?|
|© Publisher:||Institute of Foreign and Comparative Law|
|Journal||Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Jurisprudence, UNISA|
|Publication Date||Nov 2001|
|Pages||349 - 361|
|Keyword(s)||Common law, Equality Act, Hinduism, Indigenous law, Legal pluralism, People's law, South Africa, South African Law Commission and State-law pluralism|
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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