13 Dec 2017
by Custom Contested
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Civil Society statement on the ANC National Conference

The ANC’s 54th National Conference on Saturday is an historic opportunity to acknowledge and reverse growing poverty and inequality, disintegrating social cohesion and the devastating failure of the government’s land reform programme, which shows increasing signs of capture by politically […]

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 […]

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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