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A Double-Edged Sword free pdf In the words of the author, "this book addresses an era that has since gone by, yet, in my humble view, it remains relevant to those who are interested in the recent history of the position of the institution of traditional leadership, especially at the time of transition from apartheid to democracy". When the late Professor Fatima Meer, then at the University of Natal, came across a file containing some documents pertaining to Holomisa's involvement in the activities of the Congress of Traditional Leaders of South Africa (Contralesa) she immediately insisted that he publish it in book form. An idea that was also strongly supported by Dr Winnie Madikizela---Mandela. The book consists of three parts: Part 1: The consolidation of Contralesa- Part 2: Speeches and addresses by Nkosi Holomisa- Part 3: Contralesa statements. The books contains an editorial note by Professor Pearl Mpile Sithole of the University of KwaZulu---Natal- a foreword by President Jacob Zuma and an introduction by Dr Winnie Madikizela Mandela. A list of acronyms used in the book, three photo sections of - and the genealogical trees of - South Africa's monarchs make this book a most comprehensive study of Contralesa's role in the era of the mass democratic movement's struggles in the late 1980s, the period of the unbanning of liberation movements and the release of their leaders from jail, as well as the post---1994 era of Nelson Mandela.

About Phathekile Holomisa

Sango Phathekile Holomisa (Ah! Dilizintaba) was born on August 26, 1959, at Ngqungqu Great Place, Mqanduli, Transkei, in the Eastern Cape. His parents were the late Nkosi Mathathisa Moses Holomisa (Ah! Jongisizwe) and Nkosikazi Nokuphila Phyllis Holomisa (Ah! Noumile) of the Hegebe Clan of the Thembu Nation. He attended primary and secondary school in the Transkei, completed his Bacholor of Arts degree at the University of Transkei (now Walter Sisulu University) and graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree at the University of Natal (now University of KwaZulu---Natal). He is an advocate of the High Court of South Africa and a founder member of the National Association of Democratic Lawyers (NADEL). He joined the ANC in 1985 and has been a member of Parliament since 1994. He is Head of the Hegebe Traditional Council and has been President of the Congress of Traditional Leaders of South Africa (Contralesa) since 1990, an organisation he joined in 1989. In 2002 he was elected Chairperson of the Southern African Development Community Council of Traditional Leaders (SADCCTL). He is the author of a second book, According to Tradition and is an occasional columnist for some of South Africa's leading publications.

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Author : Phathekile Holomisa
Publisher : Real African Publishers Pty Ltd
Data Published : 15 October 2011
ISBN : 0986996807
EAN : 9780986996801
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 304 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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