04 April 2017
By Sindiso Mnisi
“…Concerns about the bill came from a range of constituencies, including rural people, civil society and scholars. Many argued that the bill was unconstitutional. The greatest concern was that it was drafted without consulting ordinary rural people. Only traditional leaders and members of local government were consulted and the bill reflected traditional leaders’ interests. This concern remained when the same bill was reintroduced in 2012. The problem couldn’t be remedied by consulting rural people on an existing draft, then simply amending it…” – The Conversation
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