On 27 June, Honourable Mr Justice Mageza at Bhisho High Court in the Eastern Cape granted an order to disestablish the senior traditional leadership over Amahlathi traditional community. The case was brought by the Amahlathi Crisis Committee, representing eight villages near King Williams Town. The Committee was represented by the Legal Resources Centre.
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Jun 24 2013
The Constitution, in Chapter 12, recognises ‘the institution, status and role of traditional leadership, in terms of customary law’. On the face of it, this provision was simply designed to bring traditional leaders into the constitutional framework. However, legislation dealing with traditional leadership was subsequently enacted and the question then becomes whether this legislation is consistent with …
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