Chieftancy, the ethnic question, and the democratisation process in South Africa
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Chieftancy, the ethnic question, and the democratisation process in South Africa by Zola S. T. Skweyiya

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Published by Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape, Distributed by Thorold"s Africana Books] in Bellville, South Africa, [Johannesburg .
Written in English



  • South Africa,
  • Tribal government,
  • South Africa.


  • Chiefdoms -- South Africa.,
  • South Africa -- Race relations.,
  • South Africa -- Politics and government -- 1978-,
  • Tribal government -- South Africa.

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Edition Notes

StatementZola S.T. Skweyiya.
SeriesOccasional paper series / Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape., Occasional paper series (University of the Western Cape. Community Law Centre)
LC ClassificationsDT1756 .S54 1993
The Physical Object
Pagination21 p. ;
Number of Pages21
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1034911M
LC Control Number93229556

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