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Community Dispute Resolution Structures

South African Law Commission
June 4, 2015

Source: (1999) Discussion Paper 87. Project 94. South African Law Commission.

This discussion paper lists the Commissions recommendations for giving the traditional Community Dispute Resolution Structures a formal place in the South African system. These community structures are seen as dispute resolution and peacemaking structures that provide a “first-aid” justice. The recommendations include

the need for parliament to officially recognize the Community Dispute Resolution Structures,
ensure voluntary participation
create legal mechanisms to ensure the completion of agreements.


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