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Die posisie van tradisionele leiers binne die staatkundige bestel (dit wil s^e wetgewing, uitvoering en regspreking) in suider-Afrika

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dc.contributor.author Beukman J en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T08:37:57Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T08:37:57Z
dc.date.created 1992 en
dc.date.submitted 1995 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/35825
dc.description.abstract In the general debate on traditional leaders it is often ignored that they represent an historical tradition of legitimacy. Recognition should be given to the opposition of some traditional leaders to colonial subjugation. This tradition represents a struggle for political liberation that was continued under apartheid rule and in the negotiations towards a new constitutional dispensation since 1991. It would be wrong to see the co-operation of certain traditional leaders under the apartheid system in isolation and to question the institution as a whole on this ground. The broad pattern of colonial conquest in Africa is ample proof that co-optation was at the order of the day in Southern, West and East Africa. The challenge existing now, is to neutralise the negative legacy of colonial interference. The preference of the new ruling elite in Africa for centralisation and absolute political control, has been the underlying cause for conflict between them and the traditional leaders. As modern institutions have failed to penetrate rural areas, traditional leaders are in practice still important. Apparently no attempt has been made in post-independence Africa to bolster the institutional capacity of traditional institutions. If tribal authorities in South Africa were to function as local authorities in future, a political commitment from government is needed to restore their organisational ability. It is possible to broaden the base of traditional leadership to meet the minimum requirements of a democratic and non-sexist dispensation. A number of proposals in this regard have been made, amongst others that of the election of the chief from the ranks of the royal family. This would also make it possible for female members of the royal house to be elected to the position of chief. If traditional leaders commit themselves to transformation they should likewise be accommodated, by ensuring their effective participation in government structures of the day and by providing the necessary accommodation for the application of Indigenous Law. en
dc.language Afrikaans en
dc.subject Development administration and politics en
dc.subject Interstatal cooperation/liaison en
dc.subject 027 Political science en
dc.title Die posisie van tradisionele leiers binne die staatkundige bestel (dit wil s^e wetgewing, uitvoering en regspreking) in suider-Afrika en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MA en


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