'Release King Dalindyebo from prison' - Traditional leaders to Ramaphosa

2019-04-07 19:46

Traditional leaders want the ANC to explain its empty promises and are demanding the release of the AbaThembu King from prison.

Contralesa suspends top brass over misconduct claims

2017-11-23 10:28

The Congress of Traditional Leaders of SA has confirmed that it has suspended its president, general secretary and treasurer pending an investigation into financial misconduct.

Contralesa president quits as ANC MP

2017-01-31 17:53

The president of the Congress of Traditional Leaders of South Africa, Kgosi Setlamorago Thobejane, has resigned as an ANC MP to focus on the needs of traditional communities.

Tradition allows a stand-in to serve king's jail term - Contralesa

2015-10-06 14:48

A person can be appointed to serve Abathembu King Buleyekhaya Dalindyebo’s 12-year jail term on his behalf according to tradition, the Congress of Traditional Leaders of SA says.

Initiation school 'kidnappings' condemned

2015-06-18 14:03

The Congress of Traditional Leaders of South Africa has applauded police for swiftly rescuing two boys and arresting the suspects who kidnapped them and forced them to go to an initiation school in Mpumalanga.

'Radical' plan to curb initiation deaths

2014-05-28 11:01

A "radical" plan will be introduced to curb deaths at initiation schools in South Africa, the Congress of Traditional Leaders of SA says.


ANC, EFF battle for rural votes turning land process into tragicomedy

2018-07-09 16:34

The battle for rural voters under the jurisdiction of unelected chiefs is forcing the ANC and EFF to alter their positions, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Traditional leaders feel left out from SONA

2017-02-09 16:58

Traditional leaders should be front and centre at SONA walking hand in hand with President Jacob Zuma to open this year’s parliament, says Contralesa provincial chair Chief Mwelo Nonkonyana.

We will not forgive the ANC if anything happens to Dalindyebo - Contralesa

2016-01-17 15:43

The Congress of Traditional Leaders of SA in the Eastern Cape says it will not forgive the ANC, should anything bad happen to Abathembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo while he was incarcerated.

Contralesa backs call for initiation school on Table Mountain

2015-07-15 12:07

Traditional leaders in the Western Cape have backed a proposal for initiation practices on Table Mountain and believe that land should be set aside for practices of other cultures too.

Initiation open to abuse - Contralesa

2014-05-30 17:06

The practice of initiation has become open to abuse by people seeing it as an opportunity to make money, the Congress of Traditional Leaders of SA has said at the launch of a campaign to deal with initiations this winter.

Leaders sorry for initiates' deaths

The Congress of Traditional leaders apologised to the country for the recent spate of deaths among young men at initiation schools. Watch.

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