The Valoyi Traditional Authority is in charge of all traditional affairs in general.
–       The Hosi is in charge of the Royal Family Council, important
decisions are referred to the Royal Council and later to the Traditional Council composed mainly of headmen and women.
–       It is the duty of the traditional office to demarcate sites for
residential and business purposes.
–       To liaise with local and provincial departments in matters of
health, education, safety and security, arts and culture etc. affecting the local
–       From time to time to hold / call an imbizo to disseminate official
information from the government, be it local, provincial or state.
–       To maintain peace and security the traditional office encourages the
formation of community police forums where criminal awareness campaigns are
–       Member of the Royal Family and Royal Council are grouped into
“working committees” to check, investigate and make certain recommendations on any
aspect assigned to them. These committees in turn report to the main royal
council for further considerations. Later the issue is reported to Her Royal
Highness who reports to her special advisors to make the final resolution.
Aspects under consideration might be issues on:
i. Traditional affairs
ii. Education
iii. Health
iv. Safety and Security
v. Economic development and many more

Traditional Courts
i. In essence, the traditional court consists of elders of the community in
a Western sense, the elders are judges deciding on the outcome of the
proceedings of the trial or hearing.
ii. Records of the proceedings are kept and a summary of the judgment is
kept by the traditional court.
– Cases are heard in the community’s indigenous language and dealt
with in a restorative way

–  the approach is that the harm done by the perpetrator is
reversed. Viz the court can order an unconditional public apology from the
perpetrator, compensate the complainant or order a cleansing ceremony.
–   Another form of punishment is to pay compensation in the form of a
animal (goat) that is enjoyed by the perpetrator and the complainant.
–    These courts are more accessible as meetings and gatherings are
mainly held in
the afternoon or at week-ends.

–   South African Social Security Agency (SASSA)
–   SASSA works hand-in-hand with the Traditional Authority to reach the
community to render Social Relief of the distress (SRD).

–       The main purpose of SRD is to alleviate the need of persons through
the temporary and immediate rendering of material assistance.

Eligibility Criteria
–       A person in need of immediate temporary assistance qualifies if the
person is awaiting payments of an approved social grant.
–       Medically unfit to undertake any remunerative work.
–       No maintenance is received from a parent.
–       The breadwinner of that person’s family has died.
–       The breadwinner of that person’s family has been admitted to an institution funded by the states.
–       The person has been affected by a disaster as defined in the
disaster management Act 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002)

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