Tag: Public hearings

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 regions, both at provincial and national level public hearings as held in 2008 and 2012 …

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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. I would like to continue this conversation by responding to some of the comments here, …

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Re-opening restitution: Election promises doomed to backfire

Parliament is currently holding provincial public hearings on the Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Bill. The Bill, which re-opens the window to allow people to put in restitution claims until 2018, was tabled in October. See a response to comments on this post here. The Western Cape hearing in George was emblematic of the government’s …

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Third round of hearings on the TCB fails to change minds

MEDIA RELEASE by the Alliance for Rural Democracy November 22, 2013 The public hearings convened by the Portfolio Committee on Local Government and Traditional Affairs of the North West Legislature on Thursday 21 October 2013 resulted in another resounding rejection of the Traditional Courts Bill (TCB). The committee conducted hearings simultaneously in Zeerust, Wolmaransstad, Moretele …

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