Last week South African President Cyril Ramaphosa signed the Traditional Khoi-San Leadership Act. Some have called it controversial, others colonial or corrupting. And indeed, it is all of those things. But it also signals the utter contempt the government has for rural people.
In a recent article in Maverick Citizen, we explained that the Traditional and Khoi-san Leadership Act was likely to rob millions of rural people, women in particular, of their rights. Maverick Citizen sought the views of rural land activists from […]
The recent enactment of two pieces of traditional leadership legislation legitimises the suppression of free economic activity in communal areas, deprives people of access to resources and opens the way to violence against them.
Three public hearings on the Traditional Courts Bill will be taking place on 21 November 2019 in Mpumalanga. Venues include Madabukela Tribal Hall (Chief Mthethwa Tribal Authority in Piet Retief); Vaalbank Community Hall and Oakley Community Hall.
PUBLIC HEARINGS OVER CONTENTIOUS TRADITIONAL COURTS BILL TO START IN SOME PROVINCES Press Statement issued by Land and Accountability Research Centre, University of Cape Town The Land and Accountability Research Centre (LARC) is alarmed and concerned that the National Council […]
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 […]
On the 5th of June young and old rural community members from Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West, Free State, Eastern Cape and KwaZulu- Natal united under the banner of the Stop the Bantustan Bills campaign and marched to the Union Buildings. They handed over a memorandum […]
Released on 12 March 2019 On 12 March 2019 the Traditional Courts Bill (B1B-2017) (TCB) will be considered for a vote by the National Assembly. This comes less than a week after the Bill was adopted by the Portfolio Committee […]