Summer Initiation Season

Posted on Posted in DTA Deputy Minister Obed Bapela

  The Department of Traditional Affairs has begun with the preparations for the 2016 summer initiation season. The summer initiation is held in some provinces such as Eastern Cape, Gauteng, Western Cape and the North West. Although the initiation season has started in some provinces, some will start immediately after the end of the 2016 […]

Understanding Traditional Leadership Structures

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In terms of Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Amendment Act 2009 (Act 23 of 2009), the structure of the institution of traditional leadership comprises of different levels of traditional leadership spread across eight provinces namely; Queenship/Kingship; principal traditional leadership; senior traditional leadership and headmen/headwomen. These traditional leadership levels are guided by the principle of customs […]

Deputy Minister Bapela at the Mpumalanga Traditional Affairs Indaba

Posted on Posted in DTA Deputy Minister Obed Bapela

Address by Deputy Minister Obed Bapela, MP Mpumalanga Traditional Affairs Indaba 8 July 2016 I am grateful by this opportunity once more to address Traditional Leaders from this province today, let me reflect for a moment since the last summit in October 2014, at Sabie Florest Lodge in Nelspruit. In giving strength to the department […]