Introduction legal pluralism is a key feature of african legal systems the form of pluralism that permeates these systems derives from what is known as the principle of legal centrism which holds that all law emanates from the state and that rites developed and practiced by nonstate actors including religious and customary institutions are law only to the extent they are recognized by . Recognition of customary law comes through the south african constitution under section 211 although there is not a textual connection in the definition of customary law to the communities recognised in section 311 the application of african customary law acl is subject to the constitution as well as to any legislation that specifically deals with it. To be in conflict with the principles of natural justice this was the repugnancy clause which was the most powerful ing that the rule of african customary law which generally excludes african women from intestate succession the customary law rule is inconsistent with
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