The recognition of traditional communities in the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill comes with baggage. The “traditional communities” recognised in the TKLB are those previously called “tribes” under colonialism and apartheid. Tribal authorities were established for them in terms of the 1951 Black Authorities Act, and their territories eventually became the Bantustans. Given this context, …
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May 02 2018
Land expropriation without compensation has already galvanised much public debate and contestation among leadership from all sectors, but what does this mean for people living in rural areas?
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Dec 13 2017
The ANC’s 54th National Conference on Saturday is an historic opportunity to acknowledge and reverse growing poverty and inequality, disintegrating social cohesion and the devastating failure of the government’s land reform programme, which shows increasing signs of capture by politically connected elites.
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Oct 30 2017
A committee of the National Council of Provinces has extended the deadline for submissions on the Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Amendment Bill for a third time, giving concerned communities and organisations until Friday, November 10 to make inputs. The NCOP’s Select Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs announced the extension in a notice …
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Oct 19 2017
The National Council of Provinces has extended until 27 October the deadline for comments on an amendment Bill of vital interest to rural communities that are subject to traditional leaders and the councils they dominate. (Call for comment)
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