PRESS STATEMENT: Parliament ignores rural voices and passes Traditional Courts Bill without opt-out clause

By Various We demand that President Ramaphosa not sign the current version of the Bill into law. On 8 September 2022, the National Assembly (NA) passed the amended Traditional Courts Bill [B1D-2017] (TCB) in a plenary session.

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PILG 2021 report: “Reflections on defending and advancing social justice during the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa”

The Public Interest Law Gathering (PILG) is an annual civil society convening of people and organisations who use law as a tool to advance social justice in South Africa.

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Book the date! Online Book launch for Land, Law and Chiefs in Rural South Africa – Tuesday 20 July at 18:00-19:30 SAST.

Who controls the land and minerals in the former Bantustans of South Africa – chiefs, the state or landholders? Disputes are taking place around the ownership of resources, decisions about their exploitation and who should benefit.

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Land rights have become a resource that is given to the elites, say rural land activists

By Zukiswa Pikoli Rural activists say that the Ingonyama Trust judgment reveals a culture of exploitation of the most vulnerable by traditional leadership and the government, to benefit elites.

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Daily Maverick/Maverick Citizen focus on the Traditional Courts Bill

By Various The Traditional Courts Bill will land in the Constitutional Court if it is passed in its current form, say land rights activists Nolundi Luwaya and Mavuso Msimang. They were in conversation with Maverick Citizen journalist Zukiswa Pikoli during a webinar to discuss the constitutionality of the bill.

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