HERE TO STAY: Traditional leaders’ role in justice and crime prevention

  • Boyane Tshehla Institute for Security Studies
Keywords: traditional leaders, crime, crime prevention, South Africa


Although legislation exists to govern the incorporation of traditional leaders into the post-1994 democracy, intense debates on the issue continue. Traditional leaders contribute to several spheres of governance, but their role in crime prevention and the administration of justice is more pronounced. The key question should not be whether traditional leaders should perform such functions, but how they can participate in the delivery of local safety.

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