Customary Law Ascertained Volume 3
The Customary Law of the Nama, Ovaherero and Ovambanderu, and San Communities of Namibia
Manfred O. Hinz (ed.) assisted by Alex Gairiseb 2015
This is the third volume in the Customary Law Ascertainment series of the University of Namibia’s Human Rights and Documentation Centre.
It contains the customary laws of recognised traditional authorities from the Nama, Ovaherero, Ovambanderu, and San communities of Namibia, as stated by those communities themselves.
This book helps make customary law accessible to its users, and aims to contribute towards the evolution of traditional and informal justice systems in Namibia. It is of value to legal practitioners, academics, students, and members of Namibia’s communities whose laws are presented in it.
The previous two volumes of the Customary Law Ascertainment series contained the customary laws of other Namibian communities:
CUSTOMARY LAW ASCERTAINED VOLUME 1
THE CUSTOMARY LAW OF THE OWAMBO, KAVANGO, AND CAPRIVI COMMUNITIES OF NAMIBIA
Edited by Manfred Hinz with the assistance of Ndateelela Emilia Namwoonde
Published in 2010 by Namibia Scientific Society ISBN 978-99916-40-96-9
CUSTOMARY LAW ASCERTAINED VOLUME 2
THE CUSTOMARY LAW OF THE BAKGALAGARI, BATSWANA, AND DAMARA COMMUNITIES OF NAMIBIA
Edited by Manfred Hinz with the assistance of Alexander Gairiseb
Published in 2013 ISBN 978-99916-42-11-6
“All three volumes are an invaluable collection of customary laws in current practice. They give us an insight into what our traditional authorities have been doing in the years since Independence in making laws, streamlining the law, changing it, and applying it in deciding on cases brought before them.”
Professor Peter H. Katjavivi, Speaker of the National Assembly of Namibia
From the Foreword to Customary Law Ascertained Volume 3.