17 Oct 2017
by Brendan Boyle
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Global news service flags rising community anger at miners and their allies

Reuters correspondent Ed Stoddard has taken a deep dive into the power politics of the politically connected elite that controls the revenues and opportunities that come with mining in rural areas and sees communities starting to test their strength. “A […]

05 Oct 2017
by Constance Mogale
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Why red lights are flashing over consultation on communal land bills

Making their way through the legislative process are nine bills of seminal significance to people living on rural communal land. The Alliance for Rural Democracy appeals to the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) in particular to uphold the constitutional rights […]

03 Jul 2017
by Ayesha Motala & Thiyane Duda
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A veneer of legality to disguise total system failure of traditional councils

Rural democracy is under siege and the law is being used as a tool to attack and further marginalise the most vulnerable of South African citizens. The latest strike is the Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Amendment Bill, which was […]

17 May 2017
by Marelise van der Merwe
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Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill: Rules of Engagement

The Traditional and Khoisan Leadership Bill could be adopted as early as the end of the year, if the Portfolio Committee on Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs has its way. But if input from citizens submitted via the public hearings […]

06 Apr 2017
by Sobantu Mzwakali
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Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill: MPs failed dismally to consult the public

Flawed hearings made a mockery of constitutional requirements. Parliament has failed dismally to consult the communities most affected by the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill. The recent parliamentary hearings on the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill made a mockery of the […]

06 Apr 2017
by Thiyane Duda
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Communal land belongs to the people, not to the chiefs

It’s time the South African government made it clear that traditional leaders do not legally own the communal land that lies within the boundaries of our former homelands. The Minister of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Des van Rooyen, […]

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