Namibia, SA traditional leaders meet

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Pretoria - Traditional leaders from Namibia are currently in the country to learn and gain experience from South Africa's National House of Traditional Leaders.

The traditional leaders were in Pretoria on Thursday and will visit the North West on Friday.

Special Advisor to the Minister of Traditional Affairs in Namibia, Hendrik Frederik, told BuaNews that they were in the country to learn from the National House of Traditional Leaders.

"We admire the manner in which issues pertaining to traditional leaders are being managed in South Africa. We are in a process of reforming our traditional council. We therefore we need to get more info as to how to go about the process," he said.

A member of the National House of Traditional Leaders, Kgosigadi Moroka, said they were keen to share views and information with their Namibian counterparts.

"We look forward to establishing relations with other traditional leaders throughout the continent," Ms Moroka told BuaNews.

She added that they had a vision to establish a Kgotla with traditional leaders from other countries and that it was gradually becoming a reality.

President Jacob Zuma on Sunday announced that the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs will replace the Department of Provincial and Local Government.