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Shona customary law

with reference to kinship, marriage, the family and the estate

by J. F. Holleman

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Published by published on behalf of the Institute of Social Research, University of Zambia by Manchester U.P. in Manchester .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Law, Shona (African people)

  • Edition Notes

    Statement[by] J.F. Holleman.
    ContributionsUniversity of Zambia. Institute for Social Research.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsLAW
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxix, 401 p., fold. plate.
    Number of Pages401
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5337054M
    ISBN 100719010268
    LC Control Number72190422

    is a dual legal system in Zimbabwe, which comprises of the General Law and African Customary Law. The applicability of African Customary Law in Zimbabwe is provided for by the Constitution2 while the Traditional Leaders Act [Chapter ] provides for the institution of traditional leaders, such as Chiefs, Headmen and Village Heads. Customary international law consists of rules that come from "a general practice accepted as law" and exist independent of treaty law. Customary IHL is of crucial importance in today’s armed conflicts because it fills gaps left by treaty law and so strengthens the protection offered to victims.


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Synopsis No synopsis for this book yet. Review No review for this book yet. Author. Johan 'Hans' Frederik Holleman was a Dutch and South African professor, ethnologist, legal scholar, best known for his research into the indigenous legal.

Shona customary law: With reference to kinship, marriage, the family and the estate [Holleman, J. F] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Shona customary law: With reference to kinship, marriage, the family and the estateAuthor: J.

F Holleman. Get this from a library. Shona customary law: with reference to kinship, marriage, the family and the estate. [J F Holleman] -- In this book the author has mentioned the need to record customs before the old order changes, but the interesting fact that emerges when reading this book is about that Native custom that is.

Customary law – chiefs – appointment and removal of chiefs Payment consists of a lump sum payment of money (called rutsambo among the Shona) as well as cattle, though increasingly the money equivalent is paid in today’s society.

Its payment is part of the culture for the majority of the citizens who adhere to customary ways of. Get this from a library. Shona customary law, with reference to kinship, marriage, the family and the estate. [J F Holleman]. Family law in Zimbabwe. Welshman Ncube. Legal Resources Foundation, - Family & Relationships - pages.

1 Review. From inside the book. What people are saying - Write a review. User Review - Flag as Children Conflict of laws Customary law Divorce Domestic relations Family & Relationships / Divorce & Separation Law / Conflict of Laws Reviews: 1.

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Customary law is practiced in many contexts -- by secular governments, religious sects and even sports. In Judaism and Islam, established custom can be considered a precedent to resolve a dispute brought before religious jurists who might otherwise find no precedent in the religion's holy texts to decide a case.

Publication Information The main body of the Publication Information page contains all the metadata that HRAF holds for that document. Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records Holleman, J. Title: Shona customary law: with reference to kinship, marriage, the family and the estate Published By: Original publisher Manchester: Manchester Cited by: ♥ Book Title: The Development of the Family and Marriage in Europe ♣ Name Author: Jack Goody ∞ Launching: Info ISBN Link: ⊗ Detail ISBN code: ⊕ Number Pages: Total sheet ♮ News id: LVkYFGqylfQC Download File Start Reading ☯ Full Synopsis: "Around A.D.

European patterns of marriage and kinship. African Customary Law, Customs, and Women's Rights MUNA NDULO* ABSTRACT The sources of law in most African countries are customary law, the common law and legislation both colonial and post-independence.

In a typical African country, the great majority of the people conduct their personal activities in accordance with and subject to customary law.

A legal custom is the established pattern of behavior that can be objectively verified within a particular social setting. A claim can be carried out in defense of "what has always been done and accepted by law".

Related is the idea of prescription; a right enjoyed through long custom rather than positive law. Customary law (also, consuetudinary or unofficial law) exists where.

African Customary Law in South Africa: Post-Apartheid and Living Law Shona customary law book provides a clear introduction to African customary law in South Africa. The text provides a structure for understanding the nature and overarching system of customary law, illustrating the distinctness of African customary law in relation to other areas of South African law.

CULTURE, TRADITION, CUSTOM, LAW AND GENDER EQUALITY MJ Maluleke* Culture is like an umbrella under which some people like to hide from rain, and also to shade themselves from the sun. But sometimes you need to fold it.** 1 Introduction Traditional cultural practices reflect the values and beliefs held by members of a.

Introduction. African customary law was the dominant legal system in much of pre-colonial sub-Saharan Africa. With the advent of colonialism in Africa in the middle of the nineteenth century, customary law gradually lost its primacy to the European-style legal systems and laws brought by the colonizing by: 8.

This is a comprehensive textbook on Zimbabwean labour law. After detailing the history and purpose of the law, it offers a comprehensive review of contracts of employment, termination, the rights of organisation and association, and collective bargaining.

Dispute settlement is discusses within the contexts of the right to strike, conciliation and arbitration, and the role of the courts in. Johan 'Hans' Frederik Holleman (18 December – 28 August ) was a Dutch and South African professor, ethnologist, and legal scholar, best known for his research into the indigenous legal systems of Southern Africa.

During his life he published twenty books, including five works of fiction. He also published works using the pseudonyms 'Jacobus van der Blaeswindt' and Alma mater: Stellenbosch University, University. The Future of African Customary Law is intended to promote discussion and understanding of customary law and to explore its continued relevance in sub-Saharan Africa.

This volume considers the characteristics of customary law and efforts to ascertain and codify customary law, and how this body of law differs in content, form, and status from 5/5(1).

Marriage by Shona custom Marriage can only be between a man and woman. The two cannot be related, cannot be of the same clan and must be of marriageable age or older. This is best covered in the book "Shona Customary Law: With Reference to Kinship, Marriage, the Family and the Estate" by J.

Holleman (). A man can have more than one wife. Under our customary law, when a person no longer wishes to be part of customary marriage, aside from showing their intention by word of mouth; they should give a rejection token known as “gupuro”.

This token is generally not of much value but it serves as evidence that one party no longer wishes to remain in the customary union. customary law must be in line with the principles in the Bill of Rights.

GUIDELINES EXAMPLE. The Bill of Rights protects the right to culture. But it also protects the right to equality and non-discrimination, and the right to dignity.

This means that the File Size: KB. The Law in Zimbabwe. By Otto Saki and Tatenda Chiware. Otto Saki is a Projects lawyer responsible for Human Rights defenders and International litigation projects with Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights.

He holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Zimbabwe. He has been a fellow with the Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (Gambia). Customary Law, dedicated to his father, was published in by Oxford University Press, and reprinted by Manchester University Press in In another book.

customary law from state law. In the section, you will also notice the development of customary law in the various legal systems in the world. In this section, you should be able to: Define customary practice. Analyze the theories on the definition of customary law.

Define the term `source of law.` Define customary law. (5) A marriage contracted according to customary law which is not a valid marriage in terms of this section shall, for the purposes of customary law and custom relating to the status, guardianship, custody and rights of succession of the children of such marriage, be.

1st Floor, Sunclare Building, 21 Dreyer Street, Claremont, Cape Town Phone: +27 21 Fax: +27 21 Email: [email protected] customary law practice of noxal surrender of a female person to settle a debt or delict. However, it was only with the promulgation of the Domestic Violence Act14 (hereinafter called the Act) that the law made specific reference to cultural or customary rites or practices as being discriminatory or degrading to women.

Republic” and the South African Law Reform Commission defines customary law as the “various laws observed by communities indigenous to the country”. Although customary law and indigenous law are used as synonyms in South African law, the first is preferred, since it is also the expression used in the Constitution of the Republic.

case-based book on some fields of tribal (Shona) substantive law, I did not set out to present a tribal corpus juris of "strict-ly defined rules," but rather a coherent arrangement of "broad concepts and guiding principles, the practical application of which [amply illustrated by.

Lobola and the Law. In South Africa, where the custom of lobola is widely practiced, the union was previously concluded in terms of customary law, but is now governed under the Recognition of Customary Marriages, (Act of ) (RCMA) and has the following prerequisites to qualify a marriage under customary law.

The position of customary law in the South African legal system has been much improved since the enactment of the new Constitution. As a constitutionally protected cultural heritage, customary law now enjoys a status equal to that of Roman-Dutch law. By drawing on a range of materials, both legal and and anthropological, from South Africa and elsewhere in Africa, this book.

•An attempt to reduce the customary law of the former Anambra state into writing produced A manual of customary law by the Commissioner for Law Revision of former Anambra State Dr S.N Obi. •Those that argue for codification of customary law in a form like the ustomary Law Manual cited above argue that it will make customary law certain and noFile Size: KB.

The question is whether in Shona Customary Law unamended by statute women could be heirs. It is true that this judgment changed the law as previously enunciated. African Customary Law in South Africa: Post-Apartheid and Living Law Perspectives provides a clear introduction to African customary law in South Africa.

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Describing Reform of Customary Marriage, Divorce and Succession in South Africa as ‘an empirical work that builds on a growing body of work’, including the doctoral research of Dr Sindiso Mnisi Weekes, an outstanding alumna of the UCT Law Faculty, Justice O’Regan praised the book for adding to the rich literature around the deeply complex issues of customary.

The third school suggests that “the law of a given community is the bodv of rules which are recognised as obligatory by its members” Elias, The Nature of African Customary Law, 55, Chap.

IV, echoed to some extent by Pospisil, “The attributes of law” in Law and Warfare, studies in the anthropology of conflict, 35, For a useful summary of Cited by: This book is intended primarily as an introduction to African legal theory within the wider framework of general jurisprudence.

Accordingly, it is concerned, not with a comprehensive description of the various customary laws of the African peoples, but with an analysis of the basic concepts underlying African law and the interpretation of these against their social and juridical. “This is one of the consequences of a superior education, you see.

In this independent, hundred-per-cent-empowered and fully and totally indigenous blacker-than-black country, a superior education is one that the whites would value, and as whites do not value local languages at the altar of what the whites deem supreme.

How can Criminal Justice work constructively with Shona Justice to provide Effective Remedies to Child Sexual Abuse Victims.

settling disputes involving customary law and. Shona values of Author: Caleb Mutandwa. Zimbabwe is named after Great Zimbabwe, the twelfth- to fifteenth-century stone-built capital of the Rozwi Shona dynasty.

The name is thought to derive from dzimba dza mabwe ("great stone houses") or dzimba waye ("esteemed houses"). Cultural and religious traditions among the Shona, Ndebele and smaller groups of Tonga, Shangaan and Venda.Access study documents, get answers to your study questions, and connect with real tutors for LAW ind african customary law at University Of South Africa.Have historical links with the Shona-speaking people of Zimbabwe CHARACTERISTICS OF AFRICAN CUSTOMARY LAW Unwritten: Their law was not recorded in written legal sources (i.e.

statutes / law reports / textbooks) Court procedures were conducted orally Law was transmitted orally from one generation to the next.