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should be dissolved and the law that established it on the eve of South Africa’s liberation in 1994 should be repealed says an independent High Level Panel headed by former […]

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 […]

11 Jun 2014
by Boitumelo Matlala and Ramatsimele Francina Motjoadi
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Keeping “complaints” out: The Limpopo Legislature hearing on the Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Bill

The Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Bill (Restitution Bill) currently awaits the President’s signature before it can become law. This is after a committee in the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) voted for it to be passed in its final […]

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