Tag: Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Act

Citizens should seize opportunity to get full rights in rural areas*

Rural South Africans in areas under the jurisdiction of traditional leaders have yet to enjoy the rights enjoyed by citizens in urban areas. People in urban areas can vote and can be voted for. These are the tenets of democracy. Yet rural residents are not able to exercise such rights in relation to their leaders, …

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Government insults rural citizens on traditional courts

On Thursday 21 October 2013, the Portfolio Committee on Local Government and Traditional Affairs of the North West Legislature held four simultaneous hearings on the Traditional Courts Bill [B1-2012] (TCB) across the province. These hastily-convened hearings have caused alarm for many citizens and civil society organisations that have been following the process of passing the …

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“The state does not consult rural people about laws that affect them”

The centenary year of the 1913 Natives Land Act is drawing to a close and we are looking ahead to marking two decades of democratic governance in 2014. Many questions arise as to the extent to which the democratisation that seemed imminent in 1994 has been achieved, especially in rural areas in the former homelands. …

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