oa Fundamina : A Journal of Legal History - Manipulation of traditional leadership and traditional legal institutions : Zululand during the 1880s

Volume 15, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1021-545X
  • E-ISSN: 2411-7870



On 27 April 1994, South Africa inaugurated a new constitutional democracy which embraced the freedom and equality of all sectors of the South African society. The Preamble of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, stated as one of its aims that it sought to ''heal divisions of the past and establish a society based on democratic values, social justice and fundamental human rights''. This goal was to be realised by, among others, section 211 which recognised the institution, status and role of traditional leadership and entrenched indigenous African law as a source of South African law alongside the common law.

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