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Some traditional authorities have not been democratised

A University of Cape Town-based research and advocacy unit is concerned that some traditional councils have not faced consequences for failing to meet transformation requirements.

A number of councils were unable to hold elections or incorporate women into their structures as they were expected to do since 2005 and then again in 2011.

A draft law currently making its way through Parliament will soon give these untransformed councils more time to reconstitute, as they’ve missed all previous deadlines.

Researcher Thiyane Duda, who has been following developments in Parliament very closely, says there should be consequences for tribal authorities that have not democratised.

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