Tag: Accountability

Court orders tribal authority to act democratically:Traditional leadership can be compatible with democracy and the Constitution

Do traditional leaders have to consult with their community before litigating on their behalf? On 9 March 2018, a Mahikeng High Court judgment answered this question: yes, they do.

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Traditional council’s attempt to silence criticism fails

The Baphalane Traditional Council’s application to make permanent their interim protection order against members of the Baphalane Concerned Group was struck off the roll on 16 September.

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Government insults rural citizens on traditional courts

On Thursday 21 October 2013, the Portfolio Committee on Local Government and Traditional Affairs of the North West Legislature held four simultaneous hearings on the Traditional Courts Bill [B1-2012] (TCB) across the province. These hastily-convened hearings have caused alarm for many citizens and civil society organisations that have been following the process of passing the …

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