oa Codicillus - About books

Volume 46, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0010-020X



Extracted from text ... 74 About books Oor boeke The law of commoners and kings: Narratives of a rural Transkei magistrate Dial Ndima Unisa Press, 2004, pp 129 and xxii, soft cover The Law of Commoners and Kings, subtitled Narratives of a Rural Transkei Magistrate, is a delight. It should be made compulsory reading for every puffedup youngster with a law degree. Ndima's narratives illustrate the difference between Roman-Dutch law as practised in South Africa and the old natural order followed before the white man came to Africa. The laws, one rigid and codified, and the other handed down orally, clash because of the ..

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