TRIBAL LEVIES INVALID
After a difficult journey to the Limpopo High Court in Polokwane, judgement is handed down in favour of the seven applicants who challenged #TribalLevies. The order confirms that levies must be voluntary, and the process requires meaningful consultation with residents in traditional communities on the purpose of the levies. This victory signals an end to the imposed practice of #TribalLevies, which is a vestige of the apartheid system in the former Bantustans. This practice of unjust taxes only occurs in the former Bantustans. These applicants, joined by Nkuzi Development Association, also raised concerns that #TribalLevies puts a strain on the household resources.