We want more money - KZN traditional leaders

2018-09-19 18:55

KwaZulu-Natal traditional leaders are not happy about the monthly "stipend" they receive from the government, saying that it's not enough for them to support their families.

How ANC and traditional leaders are holding the people to ransom

2018-05-21 08:22

It is not government that is held to ransom by traditional authorities, but rather some of the village communities under traditional leadership authorities, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Bapo Ba Mogale community: Provincial government to blame for missing funds

2016-08-05 10:48

Members of the Bapo Ba Mogale community in the North West claim that the community lost over R600m because the provincial government didn't ensure that the funds were audited.

Kings, chiefs get vehicles worth R34m - and cattle too

2015-11-17 13:14

Sixty traditional leaders, including two kings, in Mpumalanga have each been given a vehicle at a total cost of R34m.

The luxury of being a king in SA

2014-10-05 10:52

Millions live in areas that have kings or traditional leaders, who are a link to their ancestors, but there is growing disenchantment over their taxpayer-funded lifestyles.


Buthelezi's retirement won't end ethnic 'traditionalism'

2018-08-30 10:44

Mangosuthu Buthelezi carries extensive accountability for the sectarianism that characterised politics in South Africa before 1994, writes Gerhard Maré.

'Rightful' Dube clan leader appointed

2017-03-28 19:21

The KwaZulu-Natal government has welcomed the appointment of the "rightful" traditional leader of the Dube clan from the Umhlathuze local municipality.

Zuma tells traditional leaders to work together to solve problems

2016-04-07 20:00

President Jacob Zuma has met with traditional leaders during a sitting of the National House of Traditional Leaders in Tshwane to speak about some of the problems they faced, including land and being shut out of helping develop their areas.

Chiefs bill splits ANC

2015-10-04 16:56

Government is eager to pass the Traditional and Khoisan Leadership Bill into law before the end of this financial year, but its opponents in the ANC are afraid the new attempt to affirm the traditional leadership system might open the door to a form of “dictatorship”.

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