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Controversial Traditional Courts Bill will be challenged if passed in parliament

By Nolundi Luwaya In less than a week parliament will decide whether to confirm the Traditional Courts Bill (TCB), which has been at the centre of an almost 20-year struggle for legislation that is true to customary law and reflects the democratic values of customary systems.

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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 to be a disappointment.

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How MPs are pushing back against the Traditional Courts Bill

The Traditional Courts Bill is before Parliament for the third time. While the current version is an improvement on its previous iterations, the portfolio committee on justice and correctional services seems determined to reverse these improvements.

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“Partnership” trumps consultation in latest proposal to administer South Africa’s traditional communities

The Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill (TKLB) currently before Parliament gives sudden prominence to a new concept of “partnership” on communal land, but it makes no provision for the people living on this land to influence the shape of the deals made on their behalf. The TKLB and is set to replace the 2003 Traditional …

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Debating the Traditional Courts Bill – Thobejane and Claassens on 702

A radio debate on Eusebius McKaiser’s 702 talkshow threw a spotlight on key points of controversy in the Traditional Courts Bill, which was reintroduced in Parliament this week. Listen to the debate here. The Bill provides for the recognition and regulation of courts convened by traditional leaders. Kgosi Setlamorogo Thobejane, chairman of the Congress of …

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