11 Dec 2019
by Molatelo Mohale
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Government’s adoption of traditional leadership laws is a betrayal of rural South Africans

The recent enactment of two pieces of traditional leadership legislation legitimises the suppression of free economic activity in communal areas, deprives people of access to resources and opens the way to violence against them.

03 Dec 2019
by LARC
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Media coverage of Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill’s signing

On 28 November it was made public that the President has signed the contentious Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill into law.  Although the President is yet to proclaim when the law will come into effect, some civil society organisations and […]

02 Dec 2019
by John Clarke
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Another Bantustan Bill gets ‘King Cyril’s’ nod

Last week I was privileged to interview Zapiro about his latest cartoon collection Which Side is Up? It is a rhetorical question appended to a cartoon that caricatures “King” Cyril and “Ace” Magashule on the same classic playing card.

01 Dec 2019
by Legal Resources Centre
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Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Act Threatens Rights Over Communal Land

On 20 November 2019 President Cyril Ramaphosa signed the contentious Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Act into law. While the Act has not come into force yet, it will have a devastating impact on the lives of people living on communal […]

01 Dec 2019
by Mark Heywood
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The Traditional Khoisan Leadership Bill: President signs away rural people’s rights

On Thursday, Parliament announced that President Cyril Ramaphosa had signed the Traditional Khoisan Leadership Bill on 20 November 2019, thereby robbing millions of people living in rural areas of fundamental rights and shoring up the power of unelected and predominantly […]

29 Nov 2019
by LARC
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President signs Traditional and Khoi San Leadership Bill into Law

Press Statement issued by Land and Accountability Research Centre, University of Cape Town President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed the Traditional and Khoi San Leadership bill into law. This shock announcement was made in Parliament on Thursday 28 November. Civil society […]

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 […]