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Title: Traditional Authorities Applied Research Network, Second Report
Authors: K. O. Lefenya
Institution: University of Durban - Westville
Issue Date: 2007-02-06T01:17:10Z
Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences
Department: Department of Political Science
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1880/44284
Keywords: South Africa
Traditional Leaders
Keywords: Tribal Authorities
municipal schemes and demarcation
Description: The report is an overview of the research findings in South Africa in relation to TAARN’s stated objectives. There is a general overview of the institution of chieftaincy, which notes that the institution has developed over many hundreds of years and is an integral part of black leadership in Africa. In reviewing the history of chieftaincy Lefenya makes a good argument for chieftaincy as a democratic institution, noting the collective nature of tribal authorities, even under the Black Authorities Act of 1951. Lefenya argues that a traditional leader, while the highest authority in the territory, did not act autonomously, but “in collaboration with a tribal council that represented the people”. The purpose of Lefenya’s piece is to link traditional authority to rural governance, particularly in light of the disadvantaged economic condition of South Africa’s rural communities.
Type: Article
Extent: 9477120 bytes
Appears in Collections:Chieftain, Volume 1, 2004-

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