oa Fundamina : A Journal of Legal History - Cultural policy and the landscape of the law in South Africa

Volume 12 Number 1
  • ISSN : 1021-545X
  • E-ISSN: 2411-7870



Extracted from text ...CULTURAL POLICY AND THE LANDSCAPE OF THE LAW IN SOUTH AFRICA HC Roodt (University of South Africa)* 1 Introduction Profound diversity is a persistent characteristic of the international community.1 Similarly, South Africa is a multi-cultured state and cultural diversity underlies the South African legal system.2 Where different cultures exist in a society, each with its own social and legal norms, a dominant culture often emerges. Cultures other than the dominant one may then desire protection of the group against unequal treatment on account of their culture.3 Diversity also implies recognition of identity.4 International recognition of cultural diversity is ..

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