WINGS #04-19 Traditional Courts Bill - Alive Again!
South Africa Politics vs Women's Human Rights
Uploaded: 12 May, 2019
Recording Date: 12 May, 2019
Recording Location: Cape Town; New York; Vancouver, and Denman Island BC
Topical for: Timeless
Status: Complete, Ready to Air
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Program Title: WINGS #04-19 Traditional Courts Bill - Alive Again!
Description: The Helen Suzman Foundation called it "a cynical move to curry favour with traditional leaders." Two months before the May 2019 elections, the ANC-led Parliament passed - for the 3rd time - the Traditional Courts Bill that would allow chiefs of the former apartheid-established "homelands" to have legislative, executive and judicial powers all rolled into one. The women's and human rights movements have previously blocked this bill at the stage of Provincial Consultations. Now they have to do the work again.
Host(s): Erna Curry, Frieda Werden
Featured Speakers/Guests: Sizani Ngubane, founder of the Rural Women's Movement in Kwazulu Natal province (interviewed by Marsha Branch); Nolundi Luwaya, Researcher at the Law, Race and Gender Unit at the University of Cape Town [now director of the Land and Accountability Research Centre]; other scholars and traditional leaders.
Credits: Documentary produced for WINGS by Erna Curry, with additional recording by Marsha Branch and Frieda Werden.
Comments: For more about the Rural Women's Movement, follow @RURALWOMENSMOVEMENT on social media, or visit http://www.larc.uct.ac.za/news/update-traditional-courts-bill-tcb
NewsType: Weekly Program
Regional > Africa
Politics > Feminism
Politics > Activism
Politics > Elections
Politics > First Nations
Society and Culture > Women
|Comments: Produced by Erna Curry, Marsha Branch, Frieda Werden