oa Fundamina : A Journal of Legal History - A critical analysis of the role of traditional leadership in modern South African law



Extracted from text ... A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THE ROLE OF TRADITIONAL LEADERSHIP IN MODERN SOUTH AFRICAN LAW Caroline Nicholson (University of Pretoria) 1 Introduction Ten years into a new democracy, South Africa remains a country in the throes of transformation. The law, as an agent of social change, must meet the demands of a diverse population. To this end, the South African Constitution1 requires that laws be developed to give recognition to the rich diversity within society, creating unique challenges for jurists to bridge the gap between the Western national legal system and a body of indigenous customary laws applicable to ..


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