Category: Opinion

Traditional Courts Bill denies democratic rights

By: New Frame A fabricated idea of tradition legitimates the way in which the bill enforces subordination to traditional courts, with no possibility to opt out.

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Traditional Courts Bill: Rural women’s access to justice is betrayed again

By Constance Mogale The passage of the Traditional Courts Bill and the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Act through Parliament is clear evidence of a choice to betray the vision of South Africa as based on democracy and equal citizenship for all.

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Controversial Traditional Courts Bill will be challenged if passed in parliament

By Nolundi Luwaya In less than a week parliament will decide whether to confirm the Traditional Courts Bill (TCB), which has been at the centre of an almost 20-year struggle for legislation that is true to customary law and reflects the democratic values of customary systems.

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King Zwelithini to intervene at troubled Ingonyama Trust Board only when asked by minister

By Clive Ndou King Goodwill Zwelithini says he will not intervene at the troubled Ingonyama Trust unless he is approached by Rural Development Minister Thoko Didiza. He is the sole trustee.

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Traditional Courts Bill: How to entrench inequality and a parallel reality for 18 million marginalised South Africans

By Aninka Claassens Rural South Africans are being systematically stripped of the few residual assets they managed to hold on to despite apartheid. Members of Parliament are about to create a parallel and separate legal system that denies 18 million people the right to access South Africa’s mainstream court system.

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