12 Dec 2018
by Monica de Souza Louw
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Parliament’s final push on dangerous traditional leadership bills

The recognition of traditional communities in the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill comes with baggage. The “traditional communities” recognised in the TKLB are those previously called “tribes” under colonialism and apartheid. Tribal authorities were established for them in terms of […]

27 Sep 2018
by Nokwanda Sihlali and Mahlatse Muroa
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Public hearings on land have largely missed the nuance of this complex topic

The release of Kgalema Motlanthe’s High Level Panel report in November 2017, alongside resolutions from the 54th conference of the African National Congress (ANC) and the ultimate success of an Economic Freedom Fighters’ motion on land expropriation earlier this year, […]

17 Sep 2018
by Custom Contested
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Invitation for Written Submissions: Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill (B23B-2015)

The NCOP Select Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs has invited stakeholders and interested people to make written submissions on the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill (TKLB). Submissions must be sent to the Committee Secretary, Mr. Thembile Moses Manele, […]

13 Aug 2018
by Aninka Claassens
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Amending the property clause risks making poor more vulnerable to dispossession without compensation

A man sitting next to me at a land workshop in Rustenburg last month asked me sadly whether the problems on the platinum belt meant, as some younger delegates alleged, that Mandela had indeed sold black people out during the […]

02 May 2018
by Ayesha Motala
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Traditional leaders – not rural citizens – are at the centre of the land expropriation debate

Land expropriation without compensation has already galvanised much public debate and contestation among leadership from all sectors, but what does this mean for people living in rural areas?

17 May 2017
by Marelise van der Merwe
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Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill: Rules of Engagement

The Traditional and Khoisan Leadership Bill could be adopted as early as the end of the year, if the Portfolio Committee on Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs has its way. But if input from citizens submitted via the public hearings […]