Category: Opinion

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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Ongoing struggles to hold the Ingonyama Trust to account

By LARC At a time when many people are clambering for accountability from the Ingonyama Trust, and particularly its chair Mr Jerome Ngwenya, Minister Didiza and her office appear to downplay, if not outright deny their oversight responsibilities.

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Ingonyama Trust to get a new board ‘soon’

By Paddy Harper The process of appointing a new, permanent Ingonyama Trust Board (ITB) — and an investigation into the land administration entity’s finances — has still not been concluded, despite the 1 January  deadline set by Land Reform Minister Thoko Didiza.

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