Containing the chiefs: the ANC and traditional leaders in the eastern Cape, South Africa

SOURCE: The Canadian Journal of African Studies (CJAS)
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2003
TITLE AUTHOR(S): R.Southall, Z.De Sas Kropownicki
KEYWORDS: AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS (ANC), EASTERN CAPE PROVINCE, TRADITIONAL AUTHORITIES
DEPARTMENT: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 2735

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Abstract

This article will illustrate the argument by reference to the Eastern Cape, the province which has re-incorporated the formerly 'independent" homelands of Transkei and Ciskei. It will be suggested that "cooperative governance" is being conducted largely upon the state's terms and that - as under apartheid - the autonomy of the chieftaincy is being eroded by ANC rule.