Cover

pdf iconDownload PDF
 

Frontmatter

pdf iconDownload PDF
 

Contents

pdf iconDownload PDF

p. vii

read more

Acknowledgments

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. ix-xii

This project has taken more than ten years to complete, and during this period I have relied upon a wonderful group of people for support and assistance. There is simply no way I would have had the stamina or fortitude to complete this book if it were not for the encouragement of this group of colleagues, friends, and family members. ...

Abbreviations

pdf iconDownload PDF

p. xiii

read more

1. Introduction: The Chieftaincy, the State, and the Desire to Dominate

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 1-38

The current political order in South Africa is one that reflects both continuity and change with its apartheid past. Its transition to democracy in the early 1990s, heralded around the world as a “miracle,” resulted in one of the most progressive constitutions in the world that sought to establish strong democratic institutions. ...

read more

2. “The Binding Together of the People”: The Historical Development of the Chieftaincy and the Principle of Unity

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 39-79

In the current debates in South Africa concerning the chieftaincy, the past is prologue, to the extent that the positions that many politicians, journalists, and academics take on whether the chieftaincy should exist in post-apartheid South Africa are based on their interpretation of chieftaincy-societal and chieftaincy-state relations in the past. ...

read more

3. The Making of a Mixed Polity: The Accommodation and Transformation of the Chieftaincy

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 80-107

This chapter examines the national debates concerning the chieftaincy in the 1990s and how the chieftaincy has been officially integrated into the post-apartheid constitutional order, from the writing of the 1993 interim constitution to the adoption of the TLGF Act in 2003 and the Communal Land Act in 2004. ...

read more

4. The Contested Nature of Politics, Democracy, and Rights in Rural South Africa

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 108-136

To understand the legitimation process in rural South Africa, it is important to recognize that these areas have not been immune from the broader sociopolitical changes that have occurred since the early 1990s. Indeed, it is one of the assumptions of the multiple-legitimacies framework that there are competing worldviews in the rural areas. ...

read more

5. The Chieftaincy and the Establishment of Local Government: Multiple Boundaries and the Ambiguities of Representation

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 137-167

One of the central premises of the LG White Paper in 1998 was that the sources of authority for the chieftaincy and local government would be distinct. In this way, the ANC hoped that it could accommodate the chieftaincy while simultaneously creating democratic government at the local level. ...

read more

6. The Chieftaincy and Development: Expanding the Parameters of Tradition

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 168-194

One of the most critical issues for those living in the former Bantustan areas is the implementation of rural development projects. Given the devastating development policies during apartheid, this is not surprising. What I did not expect, however, was the extent to which those living in these areas expected ...

read more

7. Legitimacy Lost? The Fall of a Chief and the Survival of a Chieftaincy

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 195-216

The preceding chapters have explored how the chieftaincy has responded to the sociopolitical changes since the early 1990s. While the rural political landscape has been altered with the introduction of elections, local government institutions, and development projects, many people continue to remain loyal to traditional leaders ...

read more

8. Conclusion: The Chieftaincy and the Post-Apartheid State: Legitimacy and Democracy in a Mixed Polity

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 217-232

When South Africans went to the polls in 1994, it not only marked the culmination of an arduous transition process but also initiated the establishment of a mixed polity. Through its incorporation of the chieftaincy, South Africa joined a growing number of African states that have decided to blend together the principles of liberal democracy ...

Notes

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 233-254

Bibliography

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 255-274

Index

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 275-282