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Traditional authorities and regional councils in southern Namibia

Christiaan Keulder

Traditional authorities and regional councils in southern Namibia

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Published by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Windhoek, Namibia .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Namibia.
    • Subjects:
    • Nama (African people) -- Politics and government.,
    • Local government -- Namibia.,
    • Regional planning -- Namibia.,
    • Namibia -- Politics and government.

    • Edition Notes

      Other titlesTraditional leaders and regional councils in southern Namibia
      StatementChristiaan Keulder.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDT1558.N36 K48 1997
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiii, 114 p. ;
      Number of Pages114
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3359704M
      ISBN 109991675310
      LC Control Number2004410332

      These research projects has sought to evaluate programmatic interventions designed to enhance legal empowerment through improved operation of customary justice systems with a view to collecting empirical data on the effectiveness of such approaches, lessons learned and best practices. Traditional councils Legislation has transformed the composition of traditional councils to provide for elements of democracy. LAC has furthermore provided research assistance for local interviews. If the authorities had only the narrow discretion the High Court found them to have, it followed that no other body in the community had more power in that regard. A threat to the recognition of the development of customary law occurs when a rule requires an absolute consistency with past practice before a court will recognise the existence of a customary norm.

      This means that no one is perceived as having more rights than others, and that men and women enjoy equal rights regardless of their culture, status and gender. Because IDLO wields no political agenda and has deep expertise in different legal systems and emerging global issues, people and interest groups of diverse backgrounds trust IDLO. He was everywhere in Uukwambi, up to the most remote villages. That the official appointment of Ms Shilubana was not in accordance with the customs and traditions of the Valoyi, and that these customs were not constitutionally problematic. Interviewees all were above 20 years of age, and the aim was to include approximately 50 percent women and 50 percent men.

      Further, they perceived a strong need to maintain the authority of male elders over women and young people to ensure social order and stability. Traditional councils Legislation has transformed the composition of traditional councils to provide for elements of democracy. The numbers to the interviews make that my sources can be checked. Owambo plays an important role in Namibian politics. The Act also states that traditional authorities are obliged to assist and cooperate with the Namibian police and law enforcement agencies as well as the Government, regional councils and local authority councils sec 3 2 a and b.


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Traditional authorities and regional councils in southern Namibia by Christiaan Keulder Download PDF Ebook

This is based on the premise that it is the communities at large that will have to conform to the developed traditions and customs. The views expressed in this publication are the views of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of IDLO or its Member States.

The villages have been selected on the basis of the presence or absence of female traditional leaders. Refilwe's case is yet to be resolved.

Regional Councils Act 22 of 1992

Therefore it had no basis on which to overturn the High Court's finding that, in terms of the existing customary law, the role of the royal family is more than formal only where there is no candidate for the chieftainship, or where the candidate is not suitable, which was not alleged to be the case in the matter under consideration.

At the same time they are seen as playing a critical role in the day-to-day operation of their communities by ensuring observance of and compliance with the customs of the community by the subjects, as well as disciplining contraventions by members of the community.

Traditional Authorities Act s 10 1 g. These efforts include both the creation of institutional linkages as well as community-based activities. However, past practice of the Valoyi community was not determinative and did not itself guarantee that Mr Nwamitwa's possible expectation had to be fulfilled.

To this end, numerous pieces of legislation have been passed and various programmes implemented to ensure that traditional leadership makes an important contribution to the development of society.

Despite improvements in the protection of women's rights, gender discrimination is still prevalent in South African society.

Traditional affairs

The questionnaire has been translated into Oshivambo by the research supervisor and tested with five respondents who met the participant criteria. Traditional authorities and regional councils in southern Namibia book - Composition of Regional Councils Every Regional Council shall consist of a number of persons determined by the Delimitation Commission for the particular region for which that Regional Council has been established, and who are qualified to be elected to the National Council.

Similarly, Kauluma also called upon society to change their attitudes particularly towards alcohol consumption in order to fight poverty in the country. To be able to operate effectively, it is therefore strategically important for a headwoman to include men in her committee and ensure that headmen from neighboring villages attend her court meetings.

Local case studies help us to find out how law functions in society. In each constituency the Regional Councilor the representative from the constituency in the regional council, local government at regional level and WAD together select a CVM.

The decision of the Shilubana v Nwamitwa 5 is subsequently discussed. The Act envisages that the appointment of traditional leaders should be done with due regard to the observance of the customary laws of the community concerned. At each level, leaders are supported by their councils. In each of these villages interviews have been held with the headman or headwoman.

The paper contends from the onset that the decentralization policy does not have ample provisions intended to harmonize traditional leadership with modern forms of government.

Consequently traditional leaders think that there is need to revisit this piece of legislation so as to harmonise their relationship with existing modern government structures.

Deputy auditor general Goms Menette yesterday said regional councils were still struggling to keep proper records of their financial dealings, despite receiving training, and were still hiring consultants to operate accounting software systems. Findings and Analysis ABOUT THE PROGRAM This program has aimed to expand the knowledge base regarding the relationship between the operation of customary justice systems and the legal empowerment of poor and marginalized populations, and has identified entry points and tools of engagement for working with customary justice systems to strengthen legal empowerment.

This seems to have changed over time: headwomen and the senior headwoman who took up their positions more recently have not reported overt resistance.The evolution of regional and local government Boniface Simasiku Mutumba University of Namibia Abstract Although regional and local government has been in existence in Namibia since the colonial times, it never existed in the communal areas of the territory.

Local Government of Namibia

As a consequence of this, tribal authorities governed these parts of the territory. The local government system has 35 single-tier authorities: 28 district councils, four city councils, two municipal councils and one town council. (11 councils) and the Southern region (17 councils).

32/ 2. LEGAL BASIS FOR all full traditional authorities, as opposed to. The Ministry of Urban and Rural Development (MURD), until the – legislative period the Ministry of Regional and Local Government, Housing and Rural Development (MRLGHRD), is a ministry of the Government of magicechomusic.com ministry is responsible for regional governance (Regional Councils) and local governance (Local Authorities) and therewith plays an important role in the.Namibia: New Policy for Tourism And Wildlife Concessions traditional pdf, regional councils and communal land boards will have to be consulted throughout the process to ensure that.The North West Act grants official recognition to pre-existing “traditional authorities” as traditional councils and gives these institutions, together with traditional leaders, the powers to manage and administer the funds of “traditional communities”.

Section.15 CLGF: Local Government Ebook in Namibia (sine anno; Regional Councils Act No. ebook ofSection 16 Constitution of the Republic of Namibia,Article (1–3). 17 Regional Authorities Act No. 22 ofSection 7 (1). 18 Regional Authorities Act No. 22 ofSection 19 Fjeldstad et al.6.

20 Boex et al.6.