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Public Protector Mkhwebane promises report on Bapo’s lost millions by the end of April

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane promised in her first meeting with the Bapo Ba Mogale community of North West this week that she would finalise and issue a report on the five-year long investigation into the alleged looting of the mine-hosting community’s resources by the end of April. She told a rowdy gathering of around 500 …

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Bill gives cold comfort to exploited communities

The new Traditional and Khoisan Leadership Bill is honest at least about one thing: It dispenses with the preamble about democracy and transformation in the 2003 Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Act it sets out to repeal.   While the TKLB seeks to enable national and provincial government to empower traditional structures, through opaque delegations …

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Back to the bad old days

A Bill currently before parliament promises overdue recognition for Khoisan communities and their leaders. In fact, however, the Traditional and Khoisan Leadership Bill is a smokescreen for entrenching autocratic traditional councils, which have dodged fiscal and democratic accountability for more than two decades.

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Traditional leaders use archaic laws to cling to the land

MAYIBUYE iAfrika! This was a rallying cry that defined the struggle against colonialism and apartheid. This slogan refers, among other things, to the land which was taken away from Africans by colonists. But this dream has not been realised under the land reform programme post-1994 because of tension in approaches. Traditional leaders claim that land …

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Bapo ba Mogale community loses out in Lonmin deal*

It has taken Lonmin Plc a decade to cut the Bapo ba Mogale community a 3.3% slice of the company that mines platinum on its land. In the same period, Lonmin has served up an ownership share more than five times bigger to Shanduka Resources – a black empowerment company founded by ANC stalwart Cyril …

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