Submission on the Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Act Amendment Bill (B12-2017)

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)

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

Public Protector vows action on Bapo’s missing millions

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

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