President Cyril Ramaphosa urged traditional leaders to be accountable when he opened the National House of Traditional Leaders on Tuesday, reminding them that their greatest source of legitimacy must come from the people they govern. In the same speech, however, […]
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 […]
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 […]
The National Council of Provinces has extended until 27 October the deadline for comments on an amendment Bill of vital interest to rural communities that are subject to traditional leaders and the councils they dominate. (Call for comment) The NCOP’s […]
The National Council of Provinces gave citizens just 24 hours from Sunday to submit comments on an amendment Bill of vital interest to rural communities subject to traditional leadership and the councils they dominate. That deadline has already lapsed. But […]
The Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill (TKLB) currently before Parliament gives sudden prominence to a new concept of “partnership” on communal land, but it makes no provision for the people living on this land to influence the shape of the […]
THE second round of public hearings on the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill (TKLB) wrapped up in Kokstad last Friday, 3 February, with many delegates wondering whether the parliamentary panel had been listening at all. TKLB Bill 23 of 2015 After […]
The Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill (TKLB) currently before Parliament is both dangerous and desperately last ditch. It poses a direct threat to the basic rights of the poorest South Africans – the 18 million people living in former homeland […]
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 →
The chairperson of parliament’s portfolio committee on traditional affairs said on the eve of public hearings on the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill (TKLB) that he was open to a radical review of the government’s draft. Richard Mdakane said in […]