30 Apr 2019
by Thiyane Duda, Ayesha Motala, and Monica de Souza Louw
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Public Engagement on traditional leadership bills: What Parliament did well and where it was lacking

During Parliament’s fifth term, many Bills were introduced that bear a potentially significant impact on people living in rural areas or as part of traditional communities.

29 Apr 2019
by Peter Delius
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Why the ANC is bent on conferring colonial and apartheid-era rights on rural chiefs

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 […]