Ramaphosa calls on traditional leaders to lead fight women abuse

Deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa has urged traditional leaders to advance and improve the lives of the people-as the country faces challenging economic times.

Ramaphosa delivered a closing address at the Inaugural Indigenous and Traditional Leaders Indaba in Boksburg on Friday.

The Indaba discussed issues affecting the important institution of traditional leaders and their communities as well as their role in radical economic development and land matters.

Clement Manyathela was there.

He focused on the role traditional leaders have to play in societies, that they have to lead the fight against HIV and Aids, against the abuse of women.

Clement Manyathela, EWN reporter

He also spoke a bit about land reform. In one of the declarations from this traditional indaba, the traditional leaders want 13% of land to be transferred by government to traditional authorities.

Clement Manyathela, EWN reporter

Ramaphosa said that government supports this but it must be done in a way that will be of advantage to a large proportion of South Africans.

Click on the link below to listen to the full report....


This article first appeared on 702 : Ramaphosa calls on traditional leaders to lead fight women abuse


Recommended

by THE NEWSROOM

CapeTalk welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the CapeTalk community a safe and welcoming space for all.

CapeTalk reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

CapeTalk is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
Metrorail train derails due to vandalism on the central line

Metrorail train derails due to vandalism on the central line

The Central line was set to resume services on Thursday but has been postponed due to vandalism at Heideveld and Netreg stations.

Hawks Mulaudzi neither confirms or denies reports about possible Guptas arrests

Hawks Mulaudzi neither confirms or denies reports about possible Guptas arrests

Hawks spokesperson confirmed working closely with the NPA but cannot disclose cases it is working on until people are charged.

AfriForum: H&M advert was not racist

AfriForum: H&M advert was not racist

AfriForum says it has laid criminal charges against the EFF's Malema, Ndlozi and Shivambu for incitement to commit violent crimes.

"Zuma is a hero to the poor"

"Zuma is a hero to the poor"

Minister Des van Rooyen praised President Jacob Zuma at the Traditional Leaders Indaba in Boksburg on Monday.

#OpenLine callers debate land question

#OpenLine callers debate land question

It all started with a call from Sanele a listener in Pretoria who said white people must return the land they stole.

Black parties in Parliament should unite over land issue - Zuma

Black parties in Parliament should unite over land issue - Zuma

President Zuma in his annual address to National House of Traditional Leaders on Friday said violence and land grabs a no no.

Popular articles
Bergvliet High School implements water saving measures

Bergvliet High School implements water saving measures

The school has started implementing its short-terms goals, tabled with the help of parents, staff and learners.

No returns, no refunds school uniform shop to be taken to task

No returns, no refunds school uniform shop to be taken to task

Parents are concerned about Felix Sports no returns, no refunds and no exchanges policy.

This is how much you should be paying your domestic worker

This is how much you should be paying your domestic worker

Stephen Rathai, director of employment standards at the Department of Labour talks on the new national minimum wage.

Madiba’s private secretary Zelda la Grange opens up about money (hers and his)

Madiba’s private secretary Zelda la Grange opens up about money (hers and his)

Bruce Whitfield interviews La Grange about her and Madiba's attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.)

It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

"Recognise that it’s not the end, it’s the beginning." Expert advise for school-leavers who want to improve their results.