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The interface between traditional leadership in shared rural local governance

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dc.contributor.advisor Prof. C.J. Auriacombe en_US
dc.contributor.author Tlhoaele, Clement Timase
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-07T14:49:20Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-07T14:49:20Z
dc.date.issued 2012-11-07
dc.date.submitted 2012-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/8144
dc.description M.A. en_US
dc.description.abstract The study deals with the nature and problems of traditional leadership and the variables that influence the interface between traditional leadership in shared rural local governance within the context of an interactive government framework. Due to South Africa’s specific history and the power that the Apartheid regime instilled on traditional leaders, the country has somewhat of a unique situation. Therefore, the emphasis falls on the South African context. The general aim of the study is, therefore, to analyse the concepts and legislative requirements related to traditional leadership. Furthermore, it aims to determine how traditional leaders could help Government in its rural development effort to deliver more effective services to rural people. This enquiry is premised on the view that the institutionalisation of traditional leaders has been constitutionally and statutorily recognised and can make an important contribution to shared rural local governance on a political, economic, social and cultural level. It remains an important link between the local government and rural communities. As such, traditional leaders play a vital role in the development process. Furthermore, traditional leaders are important with regard to resource mobilisation, political stability and policy implementation in shared rural governance. In general, the study reveals that, despite modernisation, traditional leaders are still influential actors in the rural life of communities in South Africa. Furthermore, attempts to strip them of their formal powers, such as the allocation of land and jurisdiction in criminal cases, have not reduced their influence. In the light of the above argument, the institution of traditional leaders remains influential because it has been able and continues to adapt itself to the changing modern environment. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Traditional leadership en_US
dc.subject Central-local government relations en_US
dc.subject Community leadership
dc.subject Rural development
dc.title The interface between traditional leadership in shared rural local governance en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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