Customary law and the government of Africans in South Africa in the transition to a unitary state

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dc.contributor.author Costa, Anthony
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-03T11:25:26Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-03T11:25:26Z
dc.date.issued 2010-09-03
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/8604
dc.description African Studies Seminar series. Paper presented 25 May, 1998 en_US
dc.description.abstract 'The way in which white has governed black in South Africa during approximately the past century', formed the focus of Edgar Brookes's History of Native Policy published in 1924.' Over the years, colonialism, segregation and apartheid have served as alternative labels for 'native policy', purported answers to the question 'What is the appropriate manner in which to govern Africans?' Responses to this question, and the particular role of customary law, form the subject of this paper, and its argument that by the end of the nineteenth century, the ground had been laid, in the Cape and Natal, for the recognition of African forms of government, including customary law, a development which may be located in the philosophies of indirect rule and liberalism. Africans were to be governed by 'traditional' structures, while the imperatives of progress were heeded by providing for the development of individuals. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Institute for Advanced Social Research;ISS 101
dc.subject Customary law. South Africa en_US
dc.subject South Africa. Race relations en_US
dc.subject South Africa. Politics and government. To 1836 en_US
dc.subject South Africa. Politics and government. 1836-1909 en_US
dc.title Customary law and the government of Africans in South Africa in the transition to a unitary state en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US


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