A recent article which appeared in the Daily Maverick provides an overview by activists and policy analysts on the key findings by the High Level panel on the Assessment of Key Legislation and the Acceleration of Fundamental Change. Members of the Land and Accountability Research Centre at UCT, the Alliance for Rural Democracy, the Rural Women’s… Continue reading Activists and analysts review key findings of the High Level Panel report
31 October 2017 Background Although the Alliance continues to mobilize` for the review of Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Act of 2003, a complicated piece of legislation which prevented rural people from democratically transforming their lived realities and addressing the complex legacies of the apartheid Bantustans, The ARD is outraged by the recent TLGFAAB introduced… Continue reading Submission on the Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Act Amendment Bill (B12-2017)
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
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
More than a hundred delegates from community organisations in five provinces have come together at Stay City in Johannesburg for a two-day workshop to discuss the Traditional and Khoisan Leadership Bill (TKLB). The workshop set out to differentiate issues associated with customary rule from Khoisan leadership issues. This was in light of the fact that… Continue reading ARD National workshop on TKLB
All the learning materials and the notes of the workshop run in Mokopane from the 23 – 25 August 2016 are now available online. Click on the link to access the course manual, presentations and the record of discussion at the meeting.and more.