06 Nov 2017
by Brendan Boyle
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Leadership bill dissolves rather than strengthens power of rural people

The pleas of thousands of rural people who made difficult journeys to attend public hearings across the country are largely ignored in the amended version of the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill set to be adopted by the National Assembly […]

30 Oct 2017
by Custom Contested
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Deadline for submissions on TLGFA amendment extended to November 10

A committee of the National Council of Provinces has extended the deadline for submissions on the Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Amendment Bill for a third time, giving concerned communities and organisations until Friday, November 10 to make inputs. The […]

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 […]

01 Jul 2014
by Custom Contested
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Existing claimants waiting to see if government will put money where its mouth is, as Zuma signs Restitution Bill

MEDIA STATEMENT by the Alliance for Rural Democracy Attention: Political and parliamentary journalists News producers and editors For immediate release On June 30, 2014, President Jacob Zuma signed the Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Bill into law. From July 1, […]

21 Feb 2014
by justcommunication
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Traditional Courts Bill is dead!

MEDIA STATEMENT by the Alliance for Rural Democracy Attention: Political and parliamentary journalists News producers and editors For immediate release The Traditional Courts Bill (TCB) is dead. This follows years of opposition from civil society and is a massive victory […]

22 Nov 2013
by justcommunication
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Third round of hearings on the TCB fails to change minds

MEDIA RELEASE by the Alliance for Rural Democracy November 22, 2013 The public hearings convened by the Portfolio Committee on Local Government and Traditional Affairs of the North West Legislature on Thursday 21 October 2013 resulted in another resounding rejection […]

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