21 Feb 2014
by Custom Contested
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Traditional Courts Bill is dead!

MEDIA STATEMENT by the Alliance for Rural Democracy Attention: Political and parliamentary journalists News producers and editors For immediate release The Traditional Courts Bill (TCB) is dead. This follows years of opposition from civil society and is a massive victory […]

12 Feb 2014
by Aninka Claassens
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NCOP in disarray about TCB

Today’s meeting about the Traditional Courts Bill (TCB) in the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) indicated a Committee in deep disarray.  The meeting was meant to discuss the negotiating mandates that the provinces have submitted with regard to the TCB.  […]

09 Dec 2013
by Thuto Thipe
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TCB: People in rural areas demand full rights, as enjoyed by their urban counterparts

Before the current irregular round of public hearings on the Traditional Court Bill (TCB), two other rounds took place at which the overwhelming majority of participants had already rejected the Bill – as they still do. Across sectors and geographic […]

26 Nov 2013
by Tara Weinberg
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Response to ‘Re-opening restitution: Election promises doomed to backfire’

I have received a number of interesting comments via social media on the piece Re-opening restitution: Election promises doomed to backfire. The hearings are related to the Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Bill, which was tabled in parliament in October. […]