NCOP succumbs to pressure from the Executive not to withdraw the TCB

MEDIA RELEASE

It has emerged that the Select Committee on Security and Constitutional Development in the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) sought legal advice about its options in relation to finalising the Traditional Courts Bill.

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.customcontested.co.za/ncop-succumbs-pressure-executive-withdraw-tcb/

New Restitution Bill fails to address Khoi and San concerns

MEDIA RELEASE

In the State of the Nation Address delivered earlier this year, President Jacob Zuma announced plans to amend the Restitution of Land Rights Act to allow for the re-opening of the lodgment of restitution claims by people who missed the deadline of 31 December 1998.  In the same address, he promised that government would explore exceptions to the 1913 cut-off date so as to open the process to Khoi and San people who were dispossessed of their land prior to that date.

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.customcontested.co.za/new-restitution-bill-fails-address-khoi-san-concerns/

Victory for rural people as most provinces oppose TCB, yet Parliament wants more “consultation”

MEDIA RELEASE

It emerged at the National Council of Provinces’ (NCOP) Select Committee for Security and Constitutional Development today (15 Oct) that the majority of provincial delegations oppose the Traditional Courts Bill (TCB). Whereas four provinces rejected the Bill previously, five provinces now reject the Bill and only two support it.

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.customcontested.co.za/victory-rural-people-provinces-oppose-tcb-yet-parliament-wants-consultation/

Power and authority in the Zulu kingdom: Moving beyond the stereotype

The Zulu kingdom was established under the rule of Shaka Zulu in the late 1810s and early 1820s in the northern part of what is now KwaZulu-Natal. It was defeated in an invasion by British imperial troops in 1879, and broke up soon afterwards in a series of destructive civil wars, in which British colonial officials played an important role.

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.customcontested.co.za/power-authority-zulu-kingdom-moving-beyond-stereotype/

Traditional authorities and the new peasants in Zanu-PF’s Zimbabwe

A recent article by Congress of Traditional Leaders of South Africa (Contralesa) president Patekile Holomisa lauding Robert Mugabe as a “true African hero” begged the question: “What is the role of Zimbabwe’s traditional authorities in that country’s complicated political economy?” Holomisa didn’t ask. Rather, he wrote that Zimbabwe’s Fast Track Land Reform Programme (some call this simply “the land invasions”) have eventuated in a “land-owning peasant community … putting the land into productive use”.

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.customcontested.co.za/chiefs-and-zanu-pf/

CLOSE
CLOSE