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South Africa : legal resources: Customary law & indigenous peoples

Subjects: Law: Foreign Law

Indigenous peoples

Don't be too specific with your geographic element in the subject searches - try Africa, Southern & Africa to find relevant chapters

Indigenous peoples -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- [geographic unit]
Indigenous peoples -- Civil rights -- [geographic unit]
Indigenous peoples -- Land tenure -- [geographic unit]

Other Bodleian Libraries

SOLO searches will probably reveal that other parts of the Bodleian - such as the Bodleian Social Science Library,
Bodleian Social and Cultural Anthropology Library, and the Bodleian Closed Stacks have useful texts on the topic topic too!

Customary Law in South Africa

The 1994 Constitution recognized customary law as being of equal status with common law.
s. 39 (2) When interpreting any legislation, and when developing the common law or customary law, every court, tribunal or forum must promote the spirit, purport and objects of the Bill of Rights.
(3) The Bill of Rights does not deny the existence of any other rights or freedoms that are recognised or conferred by common law, customary law or legislation, to the extent that they are consistent with the Bill.

See Chapter 12 on recognition and role of traditional leaders

The Bodleian Social Science Library may well also be collecting in this area.