Civil society and community-based activists demand a say in the consideration of Bills currently before Parliament that would fundamentally affect the rights and lives of people living in rural and traditional communities. Various civil society organisations and activists participated in a workshop in Cape Town on 16 August 2017. The workshop focused on a range… Continue reading MEDIA RELEASE: Civil society calls for careful consideration of new laws on traditional leadership, courts and land
By Sobantu Mzwakali Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane vowed in her first meeting with the Bapo Ba Mogale community of North West this week that heads would roll after she issues her report on a five-year investigation into the alleged looting of the mine-hosting community’s resources. She told a rowdy gathering of around 500 community members… Continue reading Public Protector vows action on Bapo’s missing millions
You can download a copy of the Traditional Courts Bill here. The ARD will be publishing detailed commentary on the bill once we have had time to properly review the draft.
MEDIA RELEASE Alliance for Rural Democracy questions whether government has listened to the will of the people in new Traditional Courts Bill The Alliance for Rural Democracy (ARD) notes the press briefing on Monday 23 January 2017 by the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services to introduce a new Traditional Courts Bill (TCB). We have… Continue reading Traditional Courts Bill media release
By Sobantu Mzwakali Former president Kgalema Motlanthe promised after two days of public hearings in Mpumalanga this week that the High Level Panel he heads would take the complaints of rural people to officials in government for action. “(We will) take the issues to relevant departments and follow up with officials,” Motlanthe vowed after two… Continue reading Motlanthe promises action by High Level Panel
The updated schedule of public hearings on the TKLB appears below. Monday, 23 January 2017 Time Agenda Venue 08:00 – 09:30 Drive to venue 10:00 – 17:00 Public hearing in Rustenburg Rustenburg Civic Centre 17:00 – 19:30 Drive to Mafikeng 20:30 Dinner and sleepover… Continue reading Public hearings on TKLB: 2017 schedule
The Portfolio Committee dealing with the Traditional and Khoisan Leadership Bill (TKLB) has agreed a new schedule of public hearings from 1 November – 26th November 2016. This has taken into account objections from civil society organisations at the narrow scope of the hearings originally announced. The Alliance for Rural democracy will be liaising with… Continue reading TKLB Hearings: New schedule announced