Tag: Alliance for Rural Democracy

The land summit was a fiasco and reflected government’s lack of commitment to land reform

By Constance Mogale and Katlego Ramantsima The Communal Land Administration and Tenure Reform Summit held in Boksburg on 27 and 28 May 2022 proved that the government is not fully committed to ensuring that land reform delivers on the aspirations of ordinary people.

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Government’s ‘consultation’ on communal land tenure just a tick-box exercise

By Katlego Ramantsima Developing land tenure legislation is a difficult job to get right — especially given the legacy of intractable problems inherited from apartheid. The Gauteng consultation did not seem genuine: it lasted only three hours.

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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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Friday Activist: Constance Mogale

Zukiswa Pikoli ‘As a black child, you cannot say you’re not an activist unless you are not conscious of your environment!’

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Report: Deepening Democracy: Dialogue on the ‘Bantustan Bills’

On July 30th2019, over fifty community activists, ANC veterans, researchers, lawyers, NGOs, government officials and journalists gathered in Johannesburg for a dialogue on two bills that particularly affect people living in rural South Africa. Community activists have labelled the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill (TKLB) and the Traditional Courts Bill (TCB) as the “Bantustan Bills” because …

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