05 Nov 2019
by Mary de Haas
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The Ingonyama Trust tramples on the democratic rights of citizens

The law creating the Ingonyama Trust was passed on the very last day of existence of the Bantustan administration and created a pocket of land in democratic South Africa that would be immune to any state land reform programmes: a […]

12 Mar 2019
by LARC
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PRESS RELEASE: Rural citizens under attack by government: Traditional Courts Bill in the National Assembly this afternoon

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 […]

13 Sep 2018
by Nyasha Karimakwenda and Ayesha Motala
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Latest Traditional Courts Bill draft flouts constitutional rights even more disturbingly

Perhaps we should have seen this coming. Based on the antagonistic tone of the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services during public hearings held in March this year, the newest version of the Traditional Courts Bill (TCB) was likely […]

26 Mar 2018
by Marianne Merten
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Parliament: Opt-Out, Traditional Courts Bill supporters’ most hated clause

In Parliament’s justice committee a push is under way to nix the Traditional Courts Bill’s opt-out clause that was drafted following extensive consultation to ensure South Africa’s 18-million rural residents do not forfeit constitutional rights. Why is this important? It […]