Mbongiseni Buthelezi discusses the new book Traditional Leaders in a Democracy: Resources, Respect and Resistance
More about the book!
Mbongiseni Buthelezi sat down with Polity SA to discuss his new book Traditional Leaders in a Democracy: Resources, Respect and Resistance.
With recommendations on land reform, mining, legislation and gender policy, among many others, this edited volume explores how chieftaincy is practised, experienced and contested in contemporary South Africa.
Traditional Leaders in a Democracy explores how those living under the authority of chiefs, in a modern democracy, negotiate or resist these politics in their respective areas.
The book argues that it is not traditional leadership itself that poses problems for democracy, but rather the ways in which the institution has been distorted in post-apartheid South Africa, often at the expense of ordinary people.
Watch the video: