MEDIA RELEASE: Civil society calls for careful consideration of new laws on traditional leadership, courts and land

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

Motlanthe promises action by High Level Panel

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

TKLB Hearings: New schedule announced

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