13 Oct 2015
by Dr Aninka Claassens
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Back to the bad old days

A Bill currently before parliament promises overdue recognition for Khoisan communities and their leaders. In fact, however, the Traditional and Khoisan Leadership Bill is a smokescreen for entrenching autocratic traditional councils, which have dodged fiscal and democratic accountability for more […]

23 Sep 2015
by Dr Aninka Claassens
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DEMOCRACY LOSES OUT AS NEW BILL TIGHTENS CHIEF’S IRON GRIP

THE Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill, which was made public on Friday, offers no relief to the 18 million South Africans who are still locked into regimes of traditional authority in apartheid’s former homelands. The thrust of the Bill makes […]