Research, Policy and Legislation
Tuesday, 29 March 2011 02:00

The purpose of the programme is to:

• Ensure that traditional communities are empowered by reviewing and developing the national support programme for traditional communities and their governance structures;

• Promote and integrate the role and place of the institution of traditional leadership in the South African governance system by establishing synergetic relations with other governance structures across the three spheres of government; and to

• Promote traditional knowledge by establishing a comprehensive, user friendly database.

• Establish profiles of all traditional communities in SA

The Research, Policy and Legislation Programme focuses on research into the various
aspects of traditional affairs, including the institution of traditional leadership and ensures that proper policies, legislation and frameworks are developed and implemented to govern the coordination of the issues pertaining to traditional affairs and the functioning of traditional leadership. Furthermore, this programme deals with the development, refinement or amendment of policies and legislation related to traditional affairs, including the institution of traditional leadership.

The Research, Policy and Legislation Programme focuses on research into the various aspects of traditional affairs, including the institution of traditional leadership and ensures that proper policies, legislation and frameworks are developed and implemented to govern the coordination of the issues pertaining to traditional affairs and the functioning of traditional leadership. Furthermore, this programme deals with the development, refinement or amendment of policies and legislation related to traditional affairs, including the institution of traditional leadership.

The programme has embarked on the process of consolidating all national legislation pertaining to traditional affairs (National House of Traditional Leaders Act and raditional
Leadership and Governance Framework Act) into a single consolidated Bill i.e. National

Traditional Affairs Bill. The consolidated Bill includes the recognition of the Khoi-San leadership and structures and required amendments resulting from the legal uncertainties and gaps to the Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Act and the National House of Traditional Leaders Act.