Monthly Archives: October 2012

Traditional Courts Bill: Committee Chairperson compromises Parliament’s integrity. Civil society calls for his status to be reviewed

Today many South Africans expected the National Council of Province’s Select Committee on Security and Constitutional Development to finally deliberate on the Traditional Courts Bill following the public hearings. This is what the Committee Chairperson, Mr. Tjetha Mofokeng, indicated would be done when the consultations were concluded in September. However, Mr. Mofokeng’s actions today have done serious damage, not only to the potential validity of whatever Bill is eventually rammed through Parliament, but also to the integrity of Parliament itself.

D-day for the Traditional Courts Bill, but will Parliament listen?

The day many rural South Africans have waited for is finally upon us. On 24 October the National Council of Province’s Select Committee on Security and Constitutional Development will discuss the public’s response to the Traditional Courts Bill.