Tag: Bakgatla ba Kgafela

Say which of these facts are not true

NORTH West Premier Supra Mahumapelo accuses me of “startling untruths” (Dr Claassens is unfair, July 26) but does not specify what these are. I reiterate the following facts and invite the premier to point out which are not true.

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Traditional leaders lack accountability

On Monday Sowetan reported that a meeting addressed by Kgosi Nyalala Pilane was disrupted by angry protesters in Moruleng, North West, at the weekend. One of the protesters, Pinky Motshegoe, explained that the protesters wanted a report on the finances of the platinum-rich Bakgatla baKgafela traditional community which is made up of 32 villages. The …

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Bill gives cold comfort to exploited communities

The new Traditional and Khoisan Leadership Bill is honest at least about one thing: It dispenses with the preamble about democracy and transformation in the 2003 Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Act it sets out to repeal.   While the TKLB seeks to enable national and provincial government to empower traditional structures, through opaque delegations …

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Bakgatla ba Kgafela CPA’s Constitutional Court case goes to heart of land reform

The Bakgatla ba Kgafela court case hits at the heart of South Africa’s land restitution programme, and at people’s land rights protected by the Constitution. On 28 May 2015 the Constitutional Court heard the case of Bakgatla ba Kgafela Tribal CPA v Bakgatla ba Kgafela Tribal Authority and Others. The case was about whether the …

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Communal Land Tenure Policy Undermines Rights of Ordinary People*

It has been a big month for advocates of communal land tenure rights. But the struggle is nowhere near over. On 28 May, the Constitutional Court heard an important case that inevitably will set an important precedent concerning the right of groups to hold land within the boundaries of the former homelands. And on the …

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