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Minister Masutha to brief the media on the Traditional Courts Bill

19 January 2017

The Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Adv Michael Masutha, will brief the media on the proposed provisions of the Traditional Courts Bill. The Bill has been approved by Cabinet for public consultation and will soon be tabled in Parliament.

The main purpose of the bill is to affirm values of the customary law and customs in the resolution of disputes, based on restorative justice and reconciliation. It also seeks to affirm the role of traditional courts in terms of customary law by aligning them with the Constitution.

The media briefing will be held as follows:                                     
Date   :    23 January 2017
Venue :   1035 Tshedimosetso House, Cnr Frances Baard and Festival streets, Hatfield, Pretoria
Time  :    14h00

For confirmation of attendance, please contact S Mphuthi on 083 672 5805/or email:

Mthunzi Mhaga
Spokesperson for the Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services