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After the reign of Leovigild, the legislation of the Visigoths underwent a transformation. Hilary Anne & Maui John Mitchell, Foreshore and Seabed Issues: A Te Tau Ihu Perspective on Assertions and Denials of Rangatiratanga (2006), LC Call No. Yet, as Habermas himself introduced the terminology in The Theory of Communicative Action, this is not the case in the areas of welfare policy and school and family law. In spite of the Court’s obligation to develop customary law in line with the constitution, Deputy Chief Justice Moseneke was of the opinion that the question of developing customary law did not arise in this particular case.[ 171 ] At first glance, he appears to refer to the development (or transformation) of customary law as practised as opposed to official customary law as codified in the KwaZulu-Natal codes.

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Publisher: Tiken Publishers (1997)

ISBN: 9783364235

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