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Advanced Indigenous Law - LCP4804

Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: LME3701 & IND2601 (LME3701 - not applicable to 98680 for 4th level students, but ONLY for 2018)
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 and ILW1501
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip students with an advanced understanding and knowledge of the norms and principles of indigenous law. Additionally, this module seeks to expose students to a critical evaluation and theoretical analysis of concepts through an advanced study of cases, statutes and textbooks on the transformation of indigenous law under the Bill of Rights. Consequently, students who complete this module will be equipped with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and competencies to theorize, analyze and critically evaluate legal material; and to formulate relevant legal arguments on the application of indigenous law and its normative values in a constitutional democracy. The module also gives insight to students, lecturers, legal practitioners, communities and judges on the harmonisation of the indigenous law as the warehouse of ubuntu, and the Western component of South African law by promoting the integration of the values of inclusiveness, group solidarity, compassion, respect, humanity and conformity with basic humanitarian norms to the South African legal system.