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Volume 34, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0258-252X
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Abstract

At the dawn of South Africa's new era of constitutionalism the Constitutional Court introduced "African law and legal thinking" and to South African jurisprudence as part of the Constitution's source of democratic values. Whereas the Constitutional Court averred on the one hand that African law sustains firmly entrenched gender inequality, it was contended on the other hand that is "in consonance with the values of the Constitution in general and the Bill of Rights in particular". This article deconstructs the concepts "African law and legal thinking" and and contends that , African law and African religion are not only inseparable but that - the basis of African law - sustains the deep-seated patriarchal hierarchy and entrenched inequality in traditional African societies. This article concludes that "is in consonance with the values of the Constitution in general and the Bill of Rights in particular".


Tydens Suid Afrika se nuwe era van konstitusionalisme het die Grondwetlike Hof Afrikareg en regsdenke en aan Suid Afrikaanse regsfilosofie bekendgestel as deel van die Grondwet se bron van demokratiese waardes. Terwyl die Grondwetlike Hof aan die een kant bevind het dat Afrikareg geslagsongelykheid verskans, was daar aan die anderkant beweer dat ubuntu in die algemeen voldoen aan die waardes van die Grondwet, en spesifiek aan die waardes van die Handves van Menseregte. Hierdie artikel dekonstrueer die begrippe "Afrikareg en regsdenke" en en bevind dat , Afrikareg en die Afrika geloof onskeidbaar is en dat - die basis van Afrikareg - die diepgewortelde patriargale hiërargie en verskanste ongelykheid in tradisionele Afrika gemeenskappe volhou. Daar word bevind dat nóg in die algemeen voldoen aan die waardes van die Grondwet nóg spesifiek aan die waardes van die Handves van Menseregte.

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