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Finance probe into the Ingonyama Trust Board goes ahead

The threat of legal action from ITB chairperson Jerome Ngwenya fails to halt forensic audit ordered by the land reform minister

Nigerian town is ‘twins capital’ of the world

The town recently hosted its second festival, attracting hundreds of sets of twins dressed in traditional clothes

Greater co-operation between CoGTA and Gauteng Traditional Leadership

'When unregistered initiation schools are identified they will be closed'

KZN’s traditional councils can’t explain ‘lost’ R27m

They were also unable to account for more than R15-million in property under their control

Bad governance at the heart of Ingonyama Trust issues

Trusts are often used to manage property when beneficiaries are unable to do it properly themselves. The Ingonyama Trust is different

Traditional leaders in Zimbabwe must toe the ruling party line — or else

Chiefs in Zimbabwe have always played a major role in politics, and this election is no exception

Professor’s mark is on land, democracy

Lungisile Ntsebeza’s research has ignited a movement challenging the authority of traditional councils

Ingonyama Trust debate rages: ‘The land needs to go back to the people’

Not all traditional leaders appear to be opposing the granting of land tenure to rural communities

Ramaphosa calls for unity in KZN at ANC 106 anniversary celebrations

​ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa has called on the party to emulate the leadership of previous "legends" who led the liberation movement

Fifteen key points on the ANC manifesto

We break down the ANC's local government elections manifesto into a digestible read.

Crownless ‘king’ wants precolonial land back

The "real king of the Basotho" has warned of civil war if his "seven million people" – the Bafokeng ba-Mmutla O-Jeoa-Tala – do not get what they want.

Chiefs tire of cheap frills and sackcloth

Traditional leaders are demanding royal treatment, and say they cannot be expected to do their work wearing loincloths and driving donkey carts.

ConCourt overturns Zuma’s decision on Qawukeni king

A decision made by President Jacob Zuma on the kingship of the AmaMpondo AseQawukeni has been set aside by the Constitutional Court.

Mandla Mandela in fight over patronage

Mandla Mandela has lashed out at the government for what he says is preferential treatment towards Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini.

‘Tradition’ means male patronage

The lofty debate about the Traditional Courts Bill conceals its likely impact on the poverty of rural people, writes Chris Zithulele Mann.

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