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The government should not blame the Mogale judgment for Khoi-San Commission struggles

By Monica de Souza Louw Pitting groups who are trying to assert their constitutional rights and traditional identities against one another not only threatens social cohesion, but also resembles divide-and-rule tactics used by the colonial and apartheid governments.

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On 30 May 2023, the Constitutional Court declared the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Act 3 of 2019 unconstitutional and invalid based on Parliament’s failure to conduct reasonable public participation. Various articles have been written on the court victory, and can be accessed below.

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Media Statement: Agriculture Committee concerned by Ingonyama Trust Board’s lack of budget for annual performance plan

Press release, Parliament Parliament, Tuesday, 3 May 2022 – The Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development for the second time today heard the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms Thoko Didiza, explain that the Ingonyama Trust Board (ITB) had submitted its 2022/23 Annual Performance Plan without a budget allocation plan …

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The National Council of Provinces revives the Traditional Courts Bill alongside 14 other Bills

On 17 October, the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) plenary adopted a resolution to revive the Traditional Courts Bill (TCB) along with 14 other Bills that had lapsed at the end of the 5th Parliament after having been processed by the National Assembly (NA) and referred to the NCOP for concurrence.

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Public Engagement on traditional leadership bills: What Parliament did well and where it was lacking

During Parliament’s fifth term, many Bills were introduced that bear a potentially significant impact on people living in rural areas or as part of traditional communities.

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