Traditional Courts Bill

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If passed, powers will be given to unelected leaders and people will be dispossed of land rights

Women’s rights must include land rights

Women around the world tell a similar tale of tilling the land and producing food but being denied secure rights to land

​Women’s rights vs patriarchal traditions: Where does the ANC Women’s League stand?

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State at odds with the rights of rural people

The government’s approach to traditional affairs runs counter to the guarantee of equality for all.

Reviled Land Act is being re-enacted

The irony of two "tribal" Bills that serve the interests of chiefs over ordinary citizens appears to be lost on the ANC, writes Aninka Claassens.

Traditional courts fracas goes on

The Traditional Courts Bill goes back to the provinces, raising fears that they will be bullied into supporting it.

Traditional Courts Bill sent back to provinces

Parliament has referred the controversial Traditional Courts Bill back to the provinces for "further consultation" despite most rejecting it.

Intellectual property: Bids for traditional knowledge

In 2004, the Cabinet approved the adoption of a policy on indigenous knowledge systems.

Traditional law denies rights

It appears that the Constitutional Court is divided between the customary and the constitutional when it comes to the Traditional Courts Bill.

Parliament draws fire on Traditional Courts Bill

Controversy is brewing as Parliament ignored an overwhelming number of submissions made by the public into the controversial Traditional Courts Bill.

The Traditional Courts Bill is a legal travesty

The Traditional Courts Bill gives chiefs autocratic powers over people forced into tribal boundaries they reject, writes Aninka Claassens.

Traditional Courts Bill revamped beyond recognition

The justice and constitutional development department is working hard to save the Traditional Courts Bill after factoring in all proposed amendments.

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