Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (Act No. 108 of 1996)
Chapter 12 : Traditional Leaders
|(1)||The institution, status and role of traditional leadership, according to customary law, are recognised, subject to the Constitution.|
|(2)||A traditional authority that observes a system of customary law may function subject to any applicable legislation and customs, which includes amendments to, or repeal of, that legislation or those customs.|
|(3)||The courts must apply customary law when that law is applicable, subject to the Constitution and any legislation that specifically deals with customary law.|
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