Professor S Mancuso
See Rules for LLM and MPhil Degrees and Postgraduate Diplomas.
The course aims to provide law graduates, legal professionals and practitioners with the necessary knowledge about African law and its interaction with South African law. This course will cover:
Law in Africa; the African concept of law; methodology for studying African law; stratigraphic method
African native law; characteristics and peculiarities; the institutions of African native law; the political power
The religious layer; Islamic law and its relations with African native law; other religious legal influences
The law of independence; the birth of the new African states; European pattern after the independence; African native law and the independence; religious law and the independence comparison; short presentations
Law in Africa in the 90s; the fall of the socialist influence in Africa; the patterns imposed by the international financial institutions: aid, development and law in Africa; the resistance of African native law
Law in the 21st century: legal integration, economic development and the law.
Class presentation : 10%
Assignment/research paper: 30%
The presentation will be on the chosen or given assignment/research paper.