Friday, 06 April 2018 11:50

Long-awaited Recognition for Western Cape Khoisan Featured

Written by Jason Felix - IOL
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The Traditional and Khoisan Leadership Bill 2015 could give effect to the Western Cape having its own House of Traditional Affairs, which will recognise the Khoisan and their leaders.
The bill is currently before the provincial standing committee on local government in the Western Cape Legislature, with public-participation meetings planned for later this month.



 
Masizole Mnqasela, chairperson of the standing committee on local government said it is vital for the first inhabitants of not only the Western Cape, but also the country.
“I therefore call on the Khoisan communities, which includes the Cape-Khoi, Griqua, Nama, Korana and San people; and relevant stakeholders and entities to not only avail themselves for the public hearings, but to also actively make written and oral submissions."


Aaron Messelaar, administrator of the Griqau Royal House said they are going to participate in the public-participation process to highlight the unfairness of the bill.
“There are certain aspects of the bill that is not in line with the constitution. Even the constitution does not recognise the Khoisan leaders.


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