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South Africa
NORTH WEST PROVINCIAL LEGISLATION OVERVIEWS
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North West Traditional Leadership and Governance Act, No. 2 of 2005
Long title

To provide for the recognition of traditional communities, traditional leadership, institutions; to define the role and functions of traditional leaders; to define the functions of traditional councils; to provide for the appointment, recognition, removal of traditional leaders; to provide for the payment of allowances (sitting, subsistence and traveling) to traditional leaders; to promote cooperative governance and transformation of the traditional leadership institutions; to provide for the provincial code of conduct for traditional leadership; to provide for mechanisms for dispute resolution; to regulate the administration of traditional institutions; and to provide for other incidental matters.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE

PREAMBLE

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

CHAPTER 1. INTERPRETATION AND APPLICATION
1. Definitions
2. Application and Interpretation

CHAPTER 2. TRADITIONAL COMMUNITY AND TRADITIONAL COUNCIL
3. Recognition of traditional Community
4. Withdrawal of recognition of a traditional Community
5. Traditional community area
6. Constitution of a Traditional Council
7. Disqualification
8. Vacation of seat by member of Traditional council
9. Functions of Traditional Council
10. Administration of a traditional community
11. Meeting of Traditional Council
12. Staff of traditional council

CHAPTER 3. TRADITIONAL LEADERS
13. Recognition of a kgosi/kgosigadi
14. Removal of kgosi/kgosigadi
15. Recognition of regents
16. Recognition of an acting kgosi/kgosigadi
17. Recognition of Deputy kgosi/kgosigadi
18. Role and functions of kgosi/kgosigadi
19. Identification of kgosana
20. Removal of kgosana
21. Recognition of an acting kgosana
22. Recognition of a Deputy kgosana
23. Functions of kgosana
24. Royal family
25. Meetings of Royal family

CHAPTER 4. CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
26. Sitting, subsistence and traveling allowances
27. Code of conduct and breach of the code

CHAPTER 5. FINANCIAL MATTERS
28. Levies
29. Voluntary contributions
30. Traditional council accounts
31. Auditing of books and accounts of traditional communities

CHAPTER 6. GOVERNANCE MATTERS
32. Legal proceedings against traditional Communities and Traditional Councils
33. Partnership with municipalities
34. Support to traditional councils and performance monitoring
35. Capacity building
36. Development programmes

CHAPTER 7. GENERAL MATTERS
37. Implementation of decisions of national commission
38. Commissions of inquiry into disputes and other matters relevant to bogosi or bogosana of traditional communities, and powers of Premier following commission's report.
39. Offences and penalties
40. Delegation
41. Regulations
42. Repeal of Laws and savings
43. Transitional arrangements
44. Short title and commencement
SCH. I. SCHEDULE I.
SCH. II. SCHEDULE II. CODE OF CONDUCT

Legal Timeline of this Act

Timeline dates of Act Description of the Timeline event Sections affected by the Timeline event
2005/07/18 Date Act was assented to
2007/03/20 (being the date fixed by the Premier, in terms of s44, by notice in the Provincial Gazette PG06390)  Date sections came into force Long title; Preamble; Table of contents; s1; s2; s3; s4; s5; s6; s7; s8; s9; s10; s11; s12; s13; s14; s15; s16; s17; s18; s19; s20; s21; s22; s23; s24; s25; s26; s27; s28; s29; s30; s31; s32; s33; s34; s35; s36; s37; s38; s39; s40; s41; s42; s43; s44; Sch I; Sch II 
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