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Integrating Traditional Leaders in the Modern System of Governance | Abstract
Anthropology

Anthropology
Open Access

ISSN: 2332-0915

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Abstract

Integrating Traditional Leaders in the Modern System of Governance

Phindi Patronella Tlou*

A Traditional leader and his community are able to improve local economic development without relying on government to build infrastructure for rural areas. The aim of the study was to highlight that traditional leaders have important role in their communities and are also relevant in the modern system of governance. This is demonstrated clearly in the case study that was conducted in Kwa Zulu Natal in the Traditional Council of Qwabe/ Enkanini. Empirical research was done using questionnaires as scientific methodology to collect data. The findings of the study were that a Traditional leader and his community were able to sit together and identified the opportunities and challenges for development in their area using community engagement meetings. The traditional leader appointed headmen to work with the community members to farm identified crops, build schools and build recreation center in Qwabe/Enkanini. With all the profits the Traditional leader was able to send community members to high learning institutions and also create work for the community members.

Published Date: 2020-10-19; Received Date: 2020-09-30

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