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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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Press Statement: Reject the Bantustan Bills and March to Union Buildings

31 May 2019| by LARC

On 5 June, 2019, women and men alike, in their hundreds, will march to the Union Buildings to assert their rejection of policies which seek to revive apartheid and colonial Bantustan laws governing citizenship, land, and the property rights of rural communities, by turning its people into subjects wholly dependent on the benevolence of traditional authorities.

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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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