Tag: Traditional Courts Bill

Traditional Courts Bill mocks rights of rural citizens

By Nkosikhulule Nyembezi In the many years since I studied the public participation comments in legislative processes involving customary law in Parliament, I can see another daunting set of circumstances for an ANC president aspiring to re-election to tackle issues affecting rural communities.

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South Africa has a new traditional courts bill. But it doesn’t protect indigenous practices

By Anthony Diala After 14 years of highly controversial amendments, South Africa’s parliament has finally approved the Traditional Courts Bill. The Bill now awaits the signature of the President to become law.

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Traditional court condemns 19-year-old to grisly death

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik Abulele Kwindana from Tsilithwa village in Eastern Cape Qumbu town, was only 19 years old when he was accused of stock theft. The traditional court in his village took a decision to kill him. The cattle were later found, but Kwindana was dead. And more than two years later, no-one has been arrested.

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PRESS STATEMENT: Parliament ignores rural voices and passes Traditional Courts Bill without opt-out clause

By Various We demand that President Ramaphosa not sign the current version of the Bill into law. On 8 September 2022, the National Assembly (NA) passed the amended Traditional Courts Bill [B1D-2017] (TCB) in a plenary session.

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How the lived experience of traditional courts will change if the Traditional Courts Bill becomes law

By David Mtshali  People like our client and others who may be summoned to appear in a traditional court will be negatively impacted by the bill as they will be forced to appear in a traditional court, even if it is against their will and against their customary law.

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