13 Sep 2018
by Nyasha Karimakwenda and Ayesha Motala
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Latest Traditional Courts Bill draft flouts constitutional rights even more disturbingly

Perhaps we should have seen this coming. Based on the antagonistic tone of the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services during public hearings held in March this year, the newest version of the Traditional Courts Bill (TCB) was likely […]

30 Nov 2017
by Custom Contested
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Kgalema Motlanthe’s High Level Panel calls for repeal of Ingonyama Trust Act

The Ingonyama Trust headed by Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu should be dissolved and the law that established it on the eve of South Africa’s liberation in 1994 should be repealed says an independent High Level Panel headed by former […]

06 Nov 2017
by Brendan Boyle
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Leadership bill dissolves rather than strengthens power of rural people

The pleas of thousands of rural people who made difficult journeys to attend public hearings across the country are largely ignored in the amended version of the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill set to be adopted by the National Assembly […]

30 Oct 2017
by Custom Contested
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New laws would make some more equal than others, argues Steven Friedman

South Africans continue to live in parallel universes defined by the geography of apartheid and laws currently making their way through Parliament will consolidate rather than correct this reality, Prof Steven Friedman of the University of Johannesburg argues in a […]

30 Oct 2015
by Philie Ntuli
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Students engage in post-apartheid decolonisation

ONLY people profiting from public service corruption will deny that the government has, like Franz Fanon’s black bourgeoisie, become a company of impatient profiteers who have neglected engagements on bread and land issues. Fortunately for those negatively affected, the #FeesMustFall […]

27 Oct 2015
by Custom Contested
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Deputy Minister fails to reassure on objections to TKLB

The Deputy Minister of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Obed Bapela, sought when he introduced the Traditional and Khoisan Leadership Bill to MPs today, 27 October, 2015, to address some of the main objections raised by rural and traditional communities.

23 Sep 2015
by Dr Aninka Claassens
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DEMOCRACY LOSES OUT AS NEW BILL TIGHTENS CHIEF’S IRON GRIP

THE Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill, which was made public on Friday, offers no relief to the 18 million South Africans who are still locked into regimes of traditional authority in apartheid’s former homelands. The thrust of the Bill makes […]