23 Nov 2017
by Rehana Rossouw
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Communities must benefit more from mining — panel

Residents of mining areas testified at the high-level panel on assessment of key legislation and acceleration of fundamental change about the acute disruptions caused in their lives and livelihoods by mining and their concerns are dealt with in several recommended […]

22 Nov 2013
by Custom Contested
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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 […]

21 Nov 2013
by Custom Contested
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NCOP again ignores rural voices on Traditional Courts Bill: A case of “we’ll consult until we change your minds”?

MEDIA RELEASE by the Alliance for Rural Democracy November 21, 2013 Provincial negotiating mandates tabled to the Select Committee on Security and Constitutional Development in the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) on October 15, 2013 showed overwhelming rejection of the […]

16 Aug 2013
by Ntibinyane Ntibinyane
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Feud between Pilane and Kgafela exposes chinks in the Bakgatla administration

The protracted and bitter battle between the leaders of the Bakgatla baKgafela, based in South Africa and Botswana, has everything to do with the riches of the “tribe”* and little to do with genuine concern for the plight of their […]