IFP DEBATE ON RECOGNITION OF CUSTOMARY MARRIAGES ACT

BY: M. JOSHUA MAZIBUKO, IFP MPL 24 NOVEMBER 2020 Hon. Speaker and Hon. Members The IFP notes and supports the proposed changes to the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act, which are aimed at addressing a Constitutional Court ruling that Section 7(1) of the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act of 1998 is inconsistent with the Constitution, and therefore invalid. […]

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IFP DEBATE ON CUSTOMARY INITIATION SCHOOLS

BY: M. JOSHUA MAZIBUKO, IFP MPL 24 NOVEMBER 2020 Hon. Speaker and Hon. Members The Bill that is in front of us today is important, as it aims to provide for the effective regulation of customary initiation practices, and requires that initiation schools and traditional surgeons should be registered. The IFP is of the view […]

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Debate on the investigation of Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) on the reported matter of forced/coerced sterilisation of women living with HIV/AIDS in South Africa

By Hon. NJ Nkwanyana, MPL, IFP KZN spokesperson for Health 24 November 2020 KZN-Legislature, hybrid sitting   Honourable Speaker, The IFP would like to begin by commending the non-profit organisation, Women’s Legal Centre, which, on behalf of the Her Rights Initiative (HRI) and International Community of Women Living with HIV (ICW) organisations, documented 48 cases […]

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IFP demands action against killing of izinduna in KZN

The IFP calls upon the KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Sipho Hlomuka, the MEC Community Safety and Liaison, Bheki Ntuli, as well as the KZN Premier, Sihle Zikalala, to immediately establish a Task Team to investigate the killing of izinduna in KwaZulu-Natal. The IFP’s call follows the assassination of induna Prince […]

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IFP Women’s Brigade: Indigenous knowledge will provide solutions to South Africa’s societal ills

It has been exactly 12 months since the IFP Women’s Brigade – under my leadership – signed a pledge to protect women and children against gender-based violence (GBV) in South Africa. We did this under the tutelage of IFP President Emeritus, Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, and IFP President, Honourable Velenkosini Hlabisa, whom, together with IFP Youth […]

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IFP distances itself from the chasing away of foreigners

The IFP in eThekwini District distances itself from its alleged involvement in a campaign by MKVA and ANC to chase away foreigners in eThekwini. We outrightly condemn the peddling of lies against the IFP. The IFP will not – under any circumstances – join forces that seek to destabilise peace and harmony in our society. […]

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IFP CONDOLENCES ON PASSING OF SOCCER STAR ANELE NGCONGCA

The IFP is devastated by the news of untimely passing of yet another soccer star. Anele Ngcongca was tragically called to eternity this morning, in a car accident on the N2 in Fairbreeze, near Mthunzini in KwaZulu-Natal. The news of the passing of the former Bafana Bafana and Sundowns defender has shattered the country, and […]

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