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The application of section 8(3) of the constitution in the development of customary law values in South Africa's new constitutional dispensation

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dc.contributor.author Ntlama, Nomthandazo
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-03T09:49:27Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-03T09:49:27Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Ntlama, N. 2012. The application of section 8(3) of the constitution in the development of customary law values in South Africa's new constitutional dispensation. Potchefstroom electronic law journal (PELJ) = Potchefstroomse elektroniese regsblad (PER), 15(1):24-44 [http://www.nwu.ac.za/p-per/index.html] en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1727-3781
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/7202
dc.description.abstract The constitutional recognition of customary law alongside common law in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 is highly commendable. It also raises the question of whether or not the recognition was undertaken out of genuine respect for customary law or merely forgotten in section 8(3) of the Constitution. It is argued that the exclusion of customary law from the provision of the section is nothing more than the advancement of the dominant status enjoyed by common law, as was the case before the dawn of democracy. This argument is limited to the application of section 8(3) and the jurisprudence of the Constitutional Court, without focusing on the shortcomings of the latter in relation to the remedies provided in the resolution of disputes arising from customary law. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Constitution en_US
dc.subject Customary law en_US
dc.subject Common law en_US
dc.subject Potjiekos en_US
dc.subject Jurisprudence en_US
dc.subject Law en_US
dc.title The application of section 8(3) of the constitution in the development of customary law values in South Africa's new constitutional dispensation en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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