This seminar on rural democracy in the Eastern Cape aimed to provide a forum for the various stakeholders to engage constructively on pertinent questions related to the issues of traditional leadership, democracy, and land, and the policy implications these possibly have. Using the case of the Xhalanga District and the role that research played in the court judgement mentioned above, issues that could possibly be addressed include the following:
- What are the policy implications of the court judgement, especially given the fact that there are already in office headmen who were not elected; what becomes of these headmen?
- If headmen are elected, what become of municipal councillors who are also elected?
- Are we heading for a situation of "two bulls in one kraal", if so, how do we deal with the spill over that result from this?