Traditional Courts Bill

The ‘Bantustan Bills’ remain disastrously flawed

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?

Acquiescing to virginity testing in KwaZulu-Natal represents the start of an entrenched tolerance for patriarchy in the organisation’s ranks.

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.


Slice of life: Recycling for our lives

This lockdown will hurt my family in the stomach. We will suffer for this whole period. I don’t even know what I will do when my wife gives birth in the next two weeks

Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

A week in lockdown: SA Covid-19 cases at 1 505

The health department says it is awaiting confirmation on whether two deaths in Kwazulu-Natal are related to the coronavirus disease

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Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

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SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders