30 Nov 2017
by Custom Contested
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Kgalema Motlanthe’s High Level Panel calls for repeal of Ingonyama Trust Act

The Ingonyama Trust headed by Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu should be dissolved and the law that established it on the eve of South Africa’s liberation in 1994 should be repealed says an independent High Level Panel headed by former […]

09 Nov 2017
by Steven Friedman
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South Africans in rural areas are saying ‘no more’. Why it matters

The mainstream in South Africa is paying little attention to the world outside the cities. This is a mistake because the future of the country’s economy may depend on battles raging in its far-flung rural areas.

Khoi-San leaders challenge premise of TKLB at public hearings, demand land

06 Dec 2016 by Custom Contested | 0 comments

John Klaasen, "The Last Strandloper"

John Klaasen, “The Last Strandloper”

Communities of the Western Cape are not all buying the premise of the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill, which proposes different forms of recognition for Khoi-San traditional communities and those in the former Bantustans.

Participants at public hearings last week at Swellendam and Oudtshoorn largely welcomed the proposal of the Bill, which allows for the first time for formal recognition of Khoi and San traditional communities.

But land for Khoi-San people quickly emerged as a missing element in the draft proposed to consolidate and update legislation giving effect to the Constitution’s recognition of traditional leadership. View the pictures →

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