Constitutional change and the issue of reform: A Review of the Buthelezi Commission and President's Council Constitutional Reports

 

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dc.contributor.author Schrire, Robert
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-23T10:58:40Z
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dc.date.issued 1983-01
dc.identifier.citation Schrire, R. (1983). Constitutional change and the issue of reform: A Review of the Buthelezi Commission and President's Council Constitutional Reports. Africanus, 13(1-2): 41-49. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0304-615X en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/25746
dc.description.abstract One of the recent growth industries in our political life is in the field of constitutional proposals. From the government side we have had among others the Theron Commission, the Parliamentary Select Committee on the Constitution, and three President's Council reports. An election in 1977 was ostensibly fought at least in part, over the merits of the National Party constitutional proposals. Much of 1982 was dominated by news of the government's new constitutional proposals which precipitated a National Party split and then absorbed most of the efforts of its four provincial party congresses. Outside of government considerable attention has also been paid to constitutional matters. In 1978 a major conference was held in Pietermaritzburg to examine the then constitutional proposals of the National Party and several other constitutional conferences and workshops have subsequently taken place. Indeed the theme of the most recent meeting of the Political Science Association of South Africa was constitutional reform and political stability. In KwaZulu Chief Buthelezi appointed a constitutional commission while the Coloured Persons Representative Council produced its own constitutional proposals before it was disbanded. The opposition parties too have paid more attention to constitutional issues than in the past and both the PFP and the NRP have specific and carefully worked out proposals. Clearly however, the proposals with the greatest political significance are those of the National Party and the Buthelezi Commission, because they are the products of the two largest political groupings in South Africa; the Afrikaners and the Zulus. This review article will therefore be devoted to an analysis of these two reports. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.publisher UNISA Press en_ZA
dc.source Africanus en_ZA
dc.source.uri https://journals.co.za/content/journal/canus
dc.title Constitutional change and the issue of reform: A Review of the Buthelezi Commission and President's Council Constitutional Reports en_ZA
dc.type Journal Article en_ZA
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dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Political Studies en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Schrire, R. (1983). Constitutional change and the issue of reform: A Review of the Buthelezi Commission and President's Council Constitutional Reports. <i>Africanus</i>, http://hdl.handle.net/11427/25746 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Schrire, Robert "Constitutional change and the issue of reform: A Review of the Buthelezi Commission and President's Council Constitutional Reports." <i>Africanus</i> (1983) http://hdl.handle.net/11427/25746 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Schrire R. Constitutional change and the issue of reform: A Review of the Buthelezi Commission and President's Council Constitutional Reports. Africanus. 1983; http://hdl.handle.net/11427/25746. en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Journal Article AU - Schrire, Robert AB - One of the recent growth industries in our political life is in the field of constitutional proposals. From the government side we have had among others the Theron Commission, the Parliamentary Select Committee on the Constitution, and three President's Council reports. An election in 1977 was ostensibly fought at least in part, over the merits of the National Party constitutional proposals. Much of 1982 was dominated by news of the government's new constitutional proposals which precipitated a National Party split and then absorbed most of the efforts of its four provincial party congresses. Outside of government considerable attention has also been paid to constitutional matters. In 1978 a major conference was held in Pietermaritzburg to examine the then constitutional proposals of the National Party and several other constitutional conferences and workshops have subsequently taken place. Indeed the theme of the most recent meeting of the Political Science Association of South Africa was constitutional reform and political stability. In KwaZulu Chief Buthelezi appointed a constitutional commission while the Coloured Persons Representative Council produced its own constitutional proposals before it was disbanded. The opposition parties too have paid more attention to constitutional issues than in the past and both the PFP and the NRP have specific and carefully worked out proposals. Clearly however, the proposals with the greatest political significance are those of the National Party and the Buthelezi Commission, because they are the products of the two largest political groupings in South Africa; the Afrikaners and the Zulus. This review article will therefore be devoted to an analysis of these two reports. DA - 1983-01 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town J1 - Africanus LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1983 SM - 0304-615X T1 - Constitutional change and the issue of reform: A Review of the Buthelezi Commission and President's Council Constitutional Reports TI - Constitutional change and the issue of reform: A Review of the Buthelezi Commission and President's Council Constitutional Reports UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/25746 ER - en_ZA


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