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Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (Act No. 108 of 1996)

Chapter 12 : Traditional Leaders

212. Role of traditional leaders


(1) National legislation may provide for a role for traditional leadership as an institution at local level on matters affecting local communities.


(2) To deal with matters relating to traditional leadership, the role of traditional leaders, customary law and the customs of communities observing a system of customary law—
(a) national or provincial legislation may provide for the establishment of houses of traditional leaders; and
(b) national legislation may establish a council of traditional leaders.