News

Battle for AmaMpondo kingship in court again

20 Aug 2019| by LARC

On 20 August, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria will hear the latest instalment of a legal battle for the kingship of AmaMpondo.  The present-day dispute has been before South African courts since 2011 – although its genesis lies further back in history.

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After the march: Stop the Bantustan Bills Campaign

07 Jun 2019| by LARC

On the 5th of June young and old rural community members from Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West, Free State, Eastern Cape and KwaZulu- Natal united under the banner of the Stop the Bantustan Bills campaign and marched to the Union Buildings.  They handed over a memorandum to the Office of President Ramaphosa demanding that he refuse to sign the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill (TKLB) into law and that the Traditional Courts Bill (TCB), which is currently before the National Council of Provinces, be scrapped in its current form.

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Opinion

Why the ANC is bent on conferring colonial and apartheid-era rights on rural chiefs

29 Apr 2019| by Peter Delius

Several bills before Parliament will entrench the colonial and apartheid-era powers given to often-illegitimate traditional leaders to exert absolute sway over their ‘subjects’. This includes control over land distribution and mining rights. It is the mining rights, in particular, that have sparked a new scramble for Africa, a scramble marked by corruption and self-enrichment.

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