News

Report: Deepening Democracy: Dialogue on the ‘Bantustan Bills’

18 Sep 2019| by Tara Weinberg for the Nelson Mandela Foundation

On July 30th2019, over fifty community activists, ANC veterans, researchers, lawyers, NGOs, government officials and journalists gathered in Johannesburg for a dialogue on two bills that particularly affect people living in rural South Africa. Community activists have labelled the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill (TKLB) and the Traditional Courts Bill (TCB) as the “Bantustan Bills” because they reinforce the boundaries of the old Bantustan tribal authorities.

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Media Release: The Baloyi Commission Report, Sedibelo and Siyanda

27 Aug 2019| by LAMOSA

The Baloyi Commission’s report about the Bakgatla BaKgafela chieftaincy and financial corruption will be released by the Northwest Premier at 2 pm today, Monday 26 August 2019. LAMOSA was an active participant in the proceedings of the commission of inquiry over two years since 2016.

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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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Opinion

King Zwelithini’s trust keeps people poor

09 Sep 2019| by Zenande Booi and Nokwanda Sihlali

There was a backlash against the Ingonyama Trust Board even before the release of the Presidential Expert Advisory Panel Report on Land Reform and Agriculture last month and the subsequent media coverage.
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