Traditional Leaders

Not enough public participation: Constitutional Court scraps Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Act

“The importance of public participation in South Africa cannot be understated,” say judges


Law | 30 May 2023

Khoisan occupation in Grabouw is no longer our problem, says forestry department

The settlement called Knoflokskraal is to be managed by departments of Public Works and COGTA


Brief | 18 April 2023

Traditional leaders threaten to go to court over suspension of circumcisions

Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma calls for more consultations


News | 30 September 2020

Mounting pressure on families holding out against coal mine expansion

“We know that if we are not here, our house will be burnt down”

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Feature | 3 June 2020

Limpopo villagers fear shopping mall will take their water

The Magangeni community want the traditional council to sink boreholes for the village


News | 20 March 2020

Eleventh-hour delay in court case involving King Goodwill Zwelithini

Zulu royal land trust is accused of “extorting” millions from rural residents


News | 20 November 2019

King Zwelithini’s trust keeps people poor

Ingonyama Trust denies customary ownership rights to people living on its land

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Opinion | 29 August 2019

Villagers want authorities to build a wall to divide them

Residents in Zitha and Sicamba in the Eastern Cape have been feuding since last year


News | 11 April 2019

Court orders tribal authority to act democratically

Traditional leadership can be compatible with democracy and the Constitution


Law | 28 May 2018

Families evicted by tribal authority want to go back to their land

Residents of Bhungeni were moved to make way for shopping mall


News | 12 April 2017

Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill: MPs failed dismally to consult the public

Flawed hearings made a mockery of constitutional requirements


Opinion | 5 April 2017

San Council launches code of ethics for researchers

Research must be on our terms, says council


News | 3 March 2017

Hearings on Khoi San Bill held with no translation into Khoi and San languages

Portfolio committee hearings in Northern Cape off to shaky start


Opinion | 1 December 2016

State is reinforcing apartheid injustices in rural areas

Traditional leaders have jurisdiction over land within the same apartheid boundaries that were carved out under Bantu Authorities Act

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Opinion | 19 September 2016