SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.18 issue3No longer in suspense: Clarifying the Human Rights Jurisdiction of the SADC Tribunal"I am not a number! I am a free man!" The Employment Equity Act, 1998 (and other myths about the pursuit of "equality", "equity" and "dignity" in post-apartheid South Africa) (PART 1) author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

PER: Potchefstroomse Elektroniese Regsblad

On-line version ISSN 1727-3781

Abstract

NWAUCHE, ES. Affiliation to a new customary law in Post-Apartheid South Africa. PER [online]. 2015, vol.18, n.3, pp. 569-592. ISSN 1727-3781.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/pelj.v18i3.04.

This article examines the possibility that in the post-apartheid South African legal system South African citizens can voluntarily change their customary law and affiliate to a new one in the true spirit of citizenship. The article argues that such a change would affirm the dignity of all South Africans and would significantly enhance the vision of a truly non-racial society envisaged by the Constitution and contribute to social justice.

Keywords : Customary Law; Post-Apartheid; Acquisition of Customary Law; Citizenship; Sub-national Identit.

        · text in English     · English ( pdf )