LARC will be hosting a Lunchtime Seminar with Prof. Janine Ubink, titled, "Custom, capitalism and democracy in Africa." Click through for full details.
On 17 and 18 June 2019, the Land and Accountability Research Centre (LARC), together with the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights and the Programme for the Foundations of Law and Constitutional Government in Oxford, co-hosted a symposium at the University of Oxford. Lawyers, judges and academics discussed the questions that citizenship and accountability under customary law and traditional leadership pose for South Africa’s new democratic order and how these issues are litigated.
Listen to Sindiso Mnisi Weeks discussing the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill and the Traditional Courts Bill on The Talking Point (27 June 2019)
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.