03 Jul 2017
by Custom Contested
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Amahlathi court victory to disestablish imposed senior traditional leadership

On 27 June, Honourable Mr Justice Mageza at Bhisho High Court in the Eastern Cape granted an order  to disestablish the senior traditional leadership over Amahlathi traditional community. The case was brought by the Amahlathi Cri­sis Com­mit­tee, rep­re­sent­ing eight vil­lages near […]

02 Sep 2016
by Aninka Claassens
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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.

24 Jun 2013
by Wilmien Wicomb and Monica de Souza
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Sigcau case: Custom is found in practice, not in law or books

The Constitution, in Chapter 12, recognises ‘the institution, status and role of traditional leadership, in terms of customary law’. On the face of it, this provision was simply designed to bring traditional leaders into the constitutional framework. However, legislation dealing with traditional […]