Tag: Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Act

Will North West premier depose tainted tribal leader?

Or do too many politicians have a vested interest in his continued reign? Royal families of Bakgatla ba Kgafela in North West have finally been vindicated that their claim that Kgosi Nyalala Pilane, who has ruled since 1996, is not the correct leader of the platinum-rich community according to customary law. Nyalala Pilane’s reign has …

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A new tyranny of tribalism is looming

Proposed laws intended to set right past wrongs would only perpetuate models that were colonial creations, writes Thuto Thipe. Many of the Traditional and Khoisan Leadership Bill’s core features are much older than they appear to be from the proposed legislation’s text. The primary “traditional” institutions and leadership positions on which the bill relies for …

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Bill gives cold comfort to exploited communities

The new Traditional and Khoisan Leadership Bill is honest at least about one thing: It dispenses with the preamble about democracy and transformation in the 2003 Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Act it sets out to repeal.   While the TKLB seeks to enable national and provincial government to empower traditional structures, through opaque delegations …

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Back to the bad old days

A Bill currently before parliament promises overdue recognition for Khoisan communities and their leaders. In fact, however, the Traditional and Khoisan Leadership Bill is a smokescreen for entrenching autocratic traditional councils, which have dodged fiscal and democratic accountability for more than two decades.

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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 under customary law in accordance with the Constitution and provide access to justice to the …

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