Face off: traditional leaders and the battle for democracy

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2015
TITLE AUTHOR(S): I.Van der Linde
KEYWORDS: DEMOCRACY, EASTERN CAPE PROVINCE, TRADITIONAL AUTHORITIES
DEPARTMENT: Research Use and Impact Assessment (RIA), Research Use and Impact Assessment (PRESS), Research Use and Impact Assessment (CC)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/hsrc-review-oct-t-dec-2015/face-off-traditional-leaders
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 8916

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Abstract

The impact of the Xhalanga District Court judgement by a full bench of the Eastern Cape High Court on 18 August 2015 in favour of the local community and against the Eastern Cape government, is reverberating throughout the rural landscape. Ina van der Linde reports on a two-day dialogue in East London on research on traditional leadership in the Eastern Cape, using the court case as an example.