30 Oct 2015
by Phiwe Ndinisa
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New bill leaves communities at leaders’ mercy

Parliament is about to begin nationwide public hearings on a new law to regulate the roles of traditional and Khoi-San leaders. The debate, which is expected to kick off in mineral-rich North West next month, will pit rural communities against […]

08 Oct 2015
by Thiyane Duda
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Bill could’ve made all Dalindyebo’s acts legal

ABATHEMBU King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo’s largely unsuccessful appeal might have played out quite differently had the government’s Traditional Courts Bill (TCB) not been defeated by a majority of provinces in 2013. His arguments against imprisonment for a range of crimes from […]

15 Jun 2015
by Sindiso Mnisi Weeks
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The Traditional Courts Bill Is Soon To Be Back – New Bill or Old Bill With Embellishments?*

The murmurings about the Traditional Courts Bill are true. The Department of Justice and Correctional Services intends to table it in Parliament in the next few months. Readers may recall that this is the Bill intended to regulate dispute resolution […]

21 Feb 2014
by Custom Contested
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Traditional Courts Bill is dead!

MEDIA STATEMENT by the Alliance for Rural Democracy Attention: Political and parliamentary journalists News producers and editors For immediate release The Traditional Courts Bill (TCB) is dead. This follows years of opposition from civil society and is a massive victory […]

12 Feb 2014
by Aninka Claassens
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NCOP in disarray about TCB

Today’s meeting about the Traditional Courts Bill (TCB) in the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) indicated a Committee in deep disarray.  The meeting was meant to discuss the negotiating mandates that the provinces have submitted with regard to the TCB.  […]