It is an elementary fact that the countryside of the South African landscape is a vista of peace and tranquillity, compared with what can be found in our urban areas. Respect for life, limb and property is guaranteed by the prevailing communal spirit which ensures the enforcement of law and order. Poverty and prosperity are shared in equal measure. The traditional leader, of whatever rank, is the upper guardian of the people living in his or her sphere of jurisdiction. He or she is one of the features by which an African identifies him or herself.