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A Double-Edged Sword : a Quest for a Place in the African Sun.

Author: Phathekile Holomisa
Publisher: Johannesburg : Real African Publishers, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Providing insight into South African values and culture, this book is a comprehensive study of the Congress of Traditional Leaders of South Africa (Contralesa) and its role in history. Essentially, it examines the Contralesa's position during the Mass Democratic Movement's struggles in the late 1980s-when liberation movements were unbanned and their leaders were released from jail-as well as during the post-1994 era  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Phathekile Holomisa
ISBN: 9781920222321 1920222324 9781920222505 1920222502 9781920222512 1920222510
OCLC Number: 818119207
Description: 1 online resource (341 pages)
Contents: Cover; Dedication; Copyright; Table of Contents; Brief Biographical Note On Sango Phathekile Holomisa (A! Dilizintaba); A Word From The Author; Editorial note; Foreword; Introduction; Prologue; Part One / The Consolidation of Contralesa; Introduction to Part One; AR 1 Meeting to Elect Interim Committee, June 10-11 1989; AR2 Meeting of Interim Committee: Laying Down Policies and Procedures of Contralesa, June 24 1989; AR3 Consolidation Meetings with Regional Chiefs; AR4 Meeting with Cosatu/UDF Joint Working Committee held at Numsa Office (Durban), August 1990. AR5 Press Statement on National Conference of Contralesa, September 1990AR6 First Meeting of the National Executive Committee of Contralesa, October 1990; Part Two / Speeches and Addresses by Nkosi Holomisa; Introduction to Part Two; AR7 Address at the Welcoming Rally of O.R. Tambo a Mthatha, December 1990; AR8 Address on the State of Politics, East London, March 1991; AR9 Address at the Launch of Mthatha Branch of Contralesa, August 1991; AR10 'The Institution of Hereditary Rule in a Future of South Africa', Conference Paper, Pretoria, October 1991. AR11 'The Role of Traditional Leaders in South Africa --
Now and in the Future', May 1992AR12 'Rural Local Government --
Understanding the Challenge', Idasa Conference, East London, July 17, 1992; AR13 Message to the ANC Culture and Development Conference, May 1993; AR14 Address to United Methodist Church of South Africa, Clarkebury District Young Men's Guild Annual Convention, Mqanduli, May 1993; AR15 Address to Intando YeSizwe Party Youth League, KwaNdebele, May 1993; AR16 Message from Contralesa President at KwaXimba Cultural Festival, Cato Ridge, Pietermaritzburg, September 1993. AR17 'The Role of Traditional Leaders in a new South Africa', September 1993AR18 Address at the launch of the ANC Election Manifesto, Keiskammahoek, February 1994; AR19 'The Institution of Hereditary Rule under the New Constitutional Dispensation', delivered at the International Conference on "Comparative, Regional and Local Government Structures and their implementation under the New South African Constitutional; AR20 Speech in the Snap Debate on the Shaka Day Celebration Controversy, September 1994. AR21 'The Role of Traditional Leaders in a changing Namibia: The South African Experience', April 1996AR22 A Message of Peace and Nation-Building to the People of Zululand, March 1996; AR 23 International Conference "on the New South African Constitution", April 1996; AR24 Contralesa Workshop --
Green Paper on Land Policy, June1996; AR25 Letter sent to Contralesa members of the NEC on the Unity Conference of the Traditional Leaders of South Africa, Cape Town, September, 1996.

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