n SA Crime Quarterly - Editorial
|© Publisher:||Institute for Security Studies (ISS)|
|Journal||SA Crime Quarterly|
|Author||Dee Smythe and Chandre Gould|
|Publication Date||Mar 2011|
|Pages||1 - 2|
|Keyword(s)||University of Cape Town|
Any discussion about crime and criminal justice in South Africa is incomplete without reference to the place of customary justice and the chiefs who administer it, particularly in rural areas. Yet, precisely because this issue almost exclusively affects rural dwellers whose voices are seldom heard, it fails to attract much attention. This edition of SACQ considers the flawed processes that led to the Traditional Courts Bill (TCB), and its controversial take on how customary justice should be dispensed.
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