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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New laws would make some more equal than others, argues Steven Friedman

South Africans continue to live in parallel universes defined by the geography of apartheid and laws currently making their way through Parliament will consolidate rather than correct this reality, Prof Steven Friedman of the University of Johannesburg argues in a […]

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 […]

23 Oct 2017
by Custom Contested
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NCOP allows more time for comment on traditional leadership Bill

The National Council of Provinces has extended the deadline for comment on the Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Amendment Bill by a further week to November 3. (Call for comment) This is an important opportunity for rural people most likely […]

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 […]

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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