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oa Boleswa Occasional Papers in Theology and Religion - Chieftainship and modernity: the case of Botswana

Volume 2006, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1818-3816

 

Abstract

This study argues that chieftainship is a vibrant and well-anchored institution in Botswana. It predates colonialism, and among the Setswana speakers, it was, and still is, hereditary. In pre colonial predates colonialism, and among the Setswana speakers, it was, and still is, hereditary. In pre colonial Tswana societies, dikgosi were powerful leaders of their mera{e, wielding immense, though not autocratic political, administrative and judicial powers.

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2006-01-01
2020-07-13

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