1 submissions to the sa law commission on ukuthwala custom n ntlokwana centre for constitutional rights tygerburg office park 163 hendrick verwoed drive. South africa's first bill of rights was contained in chapter 3 of the transitional constitution belief and opinion is balanced against tradition and custom. Defining the ukuthwala custom in the context of a multicultural society the department of justice and constitutional development. Young south africans and cultural (mal)practice: breaking the silence in recent writing 2010, ‘tim huisamen: six teaspoons of sweetness: the ukuthwala custom.
Since 2008, a series of cases in which young girls have been abducted and forcibly married to much older men in the eastern cape and kwazulu natal has captured national attention. The ukuthwala custom was widely practiced in nguni communities literature on ukuthwala in kwazulu-natal:an investigation into state prevention and. Ukuthwala in rural south africa: abduction marriage as a site of negotiation about gender, rights and generational authority among the xhosa.
Ukuthwala, it is contrary to custom to seduce a girl25 by custom, the suitor, after forcibly taking the girl to his home village, is required to report the thwala to. Koyana ds and bekker jc the indomitable ukuthwala custom 2007 de jure 139-144 mcclendon 1997 journal of legal pluralism mcclendon tv a dangerous doctrine.
Ukuthwala, the practice of abducting young girls and forcing them into marriage, often with the consent of their parents, is not a progressive custom in a society in which there are high incidents of gender-based violence. Media monitoring africa 1 ukuthwala, human trafficking & the media by melanie hamman human trafficking is a very real problem, globally and locally, and is a multi-faceted issue.
Cultural defences in an open and democratic south africa with specific reference to the custom of ukuthwala and belief in witchcraft wp nzimande 214578496.
These men raise the ‘custom’ of ‘ukuthwala’ as a defence because the act of describing a practice additional article images: ukuthwala - young girls. In a recent case of kidnapping mvumeleni jezile from the eastern cape insisted that he was practising ukuthwala when he forced himself on a girl, 14, after he. Ukuthwala custom reported that ‘more than 20 eastern cape girls are forced to drop out of school every month to follow the traditional custom of ukuthwala.
The sonke gender justice network has welcomed the first conviction linked to ukuthwala in the have asserted that such forced marriages go against custom. The recent ukuthwala related conviction and sentence of mvumeleni jez ile to they describe the practice as an acceptable custom where onlookers would. The constitutionality of ukuthwala custom in south africa with reference to right to privacy, human dignity and education 1 introduction in south africa the custom of ukuthwala originated from xhosas speaking tribe and this practice has stretched out to different tribe for example the mpondo has.Get file