Parliament, Tuesday 12 March 2019 – The National Assembly’s plenary sitting today agreed to the Traditional Courts Bill and the Bill will now go to the National Council of Provinces for consideration.

The Traditional Courts Bill is intended to increase access to justice services by enhancing effectiveness, efficiency and integrity of traditional courts in resolving disputes, in keeping with imperatives and values of the Constitution. The Bill repeals remaining provisions of the Black Administration Act 38 of 1927 and legislation of former homelands still regulating traditional courts.

The Bill reflects amendments, which the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services made to the version of the Bill tabled and referred to it on 30 January 2017.

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