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.
Block 2 of the Mapela ARD Limpopo learning and campaign planning programme got under way in Mokopane at the Park Hotel on Tuesday 23 August. Around 50 activists from Mapela and organizations from elsewhere in the province linked up together to: Review key developments in the province over the last three months Report on progress… Continue reading Mapela and ARD Limpopo Learning Block 2
The Alliance for Rural Democracy took its first steps on Twitter today. The @RuralDemocracy team aims to contribute to the coverage of rural issues and struggles in South Africa and beyond. We will tweet on land rights, social justice, mining, customary law, local government, water, tenure security, rural livelihoods, food security and more. We will use social media… Continue reading ARD @RuralDemocracy
The Mapela Executive Committee in association with Phuhlisani NPC, the Alliance for Rural Democracy (ARD), The Land and Accountability Research Centre (LARC), the Legal Resources Centre (LRC) and Corruption Watch hosted the first three day learning event in Mokopane from Wednesday 25th – Friday 27th May, The event which is part of the Rural Organisation… Continue reading Mapela Learning Event No 1
At the recent 4. 5 day course on the political economy of land, mining and rural democracy we ran a session on the Xolobeni mining struggle and screened the award winning documentary Shore break. Just a month later we received the shocking news that that the Chairperson of the Amadiba Crisis Committee had been murdered. On… Continue reading #StandWithAmadiba #StandForDemocracy: Justice for Sikhosiphi Rhadebe