The city is divided into fourteen quarters, each presided over by a headman, and inhabited by separate sections of the community.
It is the residence of the Headman of the Griqua nation.
The new pasha of Belgrade appointed one Milosh Obrenovich headman of his own district, but a few years later Milosh raised a successful revolt, drove out the Turks, and re-established Servian semi-independence.
The kraal is under the immediate rule of its headman, who is a patriarch responsible for the good behaviour of all its members.
Over the headman, whose authority may extend to more than one kraal, is the tribal chief, and above the tribal chief was the king, whose authority is now exercised by a British commissioner.