28 Mar 2017
by Sobantu Mzwakali
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Public Protector Mkhwebane promises report on Bapo’s lost millions by the end of April

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane promised in her first meeting with the Bapo Ba Mogale community of North West this week that she would finalise and issue a report on the five-year long investigation into the alleged looting of the mine-hosting […]

Khoi-San leaders challenge premise of TKLB at public hearings, demand land

06 Dec 2016 by Custom Contested | 0 comments

John Klaasen, "The Last Strandloper"

John Klaasen, “The Last Strandloper”

Communities of the Western Cape are not all buying the premise of the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill, which proposes different forms of recognition for Khoi-San traditional communities and those in the former Bantustans.

Participants at public hearings last week at Swellendam and Oudtshoorn largely welcomed the proposal of the Bill, which allows for the first time for formal recognition of Khoi and San traditional communities.

But land for Khoi-San people quickly emerged as a missing element in the draft proposed to consolidate and update legislation giving effect to the Constitution’s recognition of traditional leadership. View the pictures →

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25 Nov 2016
by Sobantu Mzwakali

First TKLB hearing collapses as MPs fail to arrive

The first public hearing on the contested Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill (TKLB) was abandoned in Kimberley on Thursday when MPs failed to arrive. About 350 people from surrounding communities did arrive in time for the scheduled 10am start of […]