The Involvement/Non- Involvement of Traditional Leadership in Covid-19 South Africa

  • Monicca Thulisile Bhuda
  • Phemelo Marumo
  • Thabang Motswaledi
Keywords: Covid-19; traditional leadership; indigenous communities; government.

Abstract

Traditional leadership is a central component of African thought. In the African context, leaders are born in the royal family or consanguinity and he/she is expected to take over when they come of age. During sickness or pandemics, the subjects look upon the king to solve the problem. Due to that, a king must have the wisdom to address all his subject's needs and wants. With 59 million people struck by the Covid-19 pandemic, the South Africa indigenous societies were also not left behind by the scourge, which led to their subject looking at them for solutions. Although the South African government created policies to combat the outbreak of the virus, there is little understanding in the involvement/ involvement of traditional leaders in how they handle the spread of the virus within their local communities. It is in that light that this paper seeks to gain an in-depth understanding of the involvement/ involvement of traditional leadership in Covid-19 South Africa. Utilizing the qualitative method of research accredited journals, books, governmental documents, and other material was adopted by the paper to gain this understanding of the involvement/ involvement of traditional leadership in Covid-19 South Africa.

Keywords: Covid-19; traditional leadership; indigenous communities; government.

Published
2021-07-12

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