On the 5th of June young and old rural community members from Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West, Free State, Eastern Cape and KwaZulu- Natal united under the banner of the Stop the Bantustan Bills campaign and marched to the Union Buildings. They handed over a memorandum to the Office of President Ramaphosa demanding that he refuse to sign the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill (TKLB) into law and that the Traditional Courts Bill (TCB), which is currently before the National Council of Provinces, be scrapped in its current form.
An ETV Open News Broadcast on the evening of the Stop the Bantustan Bills march to the Union Buildings on Wednesday 5th June.
LARC researcher Ms. Nokwanda Sihlali attended a Tshisimani hosted seminar on land justice with the theme being “the state of land movements in the SADC region” on the 6th of June 2019.
It is twenty-five years since the transition to democracy in South Africa. Some of the most enduring challenges to that transition have been the question of the role of customary law and traditional leadership in the new democratic state...it is an opportune moment to hold a round-table symposium to discuss the questions that citizenship and accountability under customary law and traditional leadership pose for South Africa’s new democratic order, and in particular, the manner in which these issues are being litigated in South African courts.