26 Jan 2016
by Monica de Souza Louw
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Will North West premier depose tainted tribal leader?

Or do too many politicians have a vested interest in his continued reign? Royal families of Bakgatla ba Kgafela in North West have finally been vindicated that their claim that Kgosi Nyalala Pilane, who has ruled since 1996, is not […]

15 Dec 2015
by Aninka Claassens
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Traditional leaders lack accountability

On Monday Sowetan reported that a meeting addressed by Kgosi Nyalala Pilane was disrupted by angry protesters in Moruleng, North West, at the weekend. One of the protesters, Pinky Motshegoe, explained that the protesters wanted a report on the finances […]

21 Aug 2015
by Centre for Law and Society
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Constitutional Court affirms value of CPAs in traditional communities

On the 20th of August 2015 the Constitutional Court issued a resounding and unanimous judgment in support of democratic control of land in traditional areas. Finding in favour of the Bakgatla-Ba-Kgafela Communal Property Association, the Court set aside a 2014 […]