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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Daily Maverick by Nolundi Luwaya.]

It is bitterly disappointing that the version of the Traditional Courts Bill recently adopted by the parliamentary portfolio committee takes us all the way back to a point where rural people are again deprived of the ability to choose.

On 6 March 2019 Parliament’s portfolio committee on Justice and Correctional Services adopted the latest version of the Traditional Courts Bill (TCB) which has been in the parliamentary pipeline since 2008.

From its first introduction, it was opposed in a national campaign involving rural activists, civil society organisations and ordinary South Africans. Rural women and their organisations were at the forefront of opposition to the 2012 version of the Bill.

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South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.5% y/y in March 2019 (CPI) & +6.2 y/y in March 2019 (PPI)
1.4% q/q (4th quarter of 2018)
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