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By Lungisile Ntsebeza

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Democracy Compromised is ready conventional gurus (chiefs of assorted ranks) in a democracy. The ebook addresses customarily integrally similar questions. First, how regardless of their position within the apartheid kingdom, conventional gurus haven't merely survived, yet have gained unparalleled powers in rural governance in South Africa's democracy, and, secondly, how they derive their authority. It argues that chieftaincy has consistently been contested and that it has all through its historical past because the introduction of colonialism been depending on the help of the kingdom. The function of conventional professionals within the land allocation approach is important to our realizing, not just in their survival, yet on how they derived their authority. The ebook should be of specific curiosity to lecturers, researchers, scholars, activists and coverage makers.

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This leads to the domination of liberal principles to do with ‘limited’ government, civil liberties, toleration, the protection of a sphere of privacy against intrusion by the state, together with an emphasis on individuality, diversity and pluralism (Wood 1995: 226-7). Thus, by separating ‘the economic and the political’, or the transfer of certain 19 Skalnik (1996: 111), though, concedes that indigenous African institutions “could be compared to the institutions which existed in European antiquity or the middle ages”.

The offer was immediately grabbed by four chiefs: Matanzima, Ndarala, Gecelo and Stokwe. The position of three of these chiefs was shaky, and they saw this offer as an opportunity to gain colonial recognition as chiefs in their own right. 8 At the time the offer was made, Mtirara was already dead. Tsotsi (1989: 68-9) points out that Matanzima was a very junior chief. According to Mafeje (1963: 36), Matanzima’s house was in the process of being displaced by the right hand house of the young chief, Ngangelizwe, who took over the chieftainship round about 1860.

The offer was immediately grabbed by four chiefs: Matanzima, Ndarala, Gecelo and Stokwe. The position of three of these chiefs was shaky, and they saw this offer as an opportunity to gain colonial recognition as chiefs in their own right. 8 At the time the offer was made, Mtirara was already dead. Tsotsi (1989: 68-9) points out that Matanzima was a very junior chief. According to Mafeje (1963: 36), Matanzima’s house was in the process of being displaced by the right hand house of the young chief, Ngangelizwe, who took over the chieftainship round about 1860.

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