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08 May 2012

Many faults in Courts Bill

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

The proposed Traditional Courts Bill, which seeks to align community justice with the Constitution, will only entrench the inequality of rural women, a senior researcher said on Tuesday.

“There is no provision for making women members of the court. Seeing as though 59 percent of the rural population are women, it seems like quite a legitimate request,” said University of Cape Town researcher Sindiso Mnisi-Weeks.

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Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)