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African Customary Law - IND2601

Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 & ILW1501
Purpose: This module seeks to expose students to constitutionally transformative principles of customary law. More specifically, the module aims to equip students with valuable knowledge and skills as well as competencies to enable them to analyze legal material directly pertaining to customary law (in particular the law regulating family relationships, and the institutional framework within which traditional leadership exercise its power), and to formulate legal arguments and to apply their knowledge to practical problems that may arise when applying the law to those affected by it. In teaching this module, the transformative Constitutional values are infused in interpreting and fostering reform of some customary law principles not aligned with such values to reflect the living realities of the people affected by this law. Whilst the module seeks to incorporate ideas and values of the people affected by customary law, it will foster the values of humanness and graduateness on the student's attitudes in the application of this law.