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The transitional arrangements that deem tribal authorities traditional councils first appear in the Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Bill, published in September 2003. The history that features prominently in earlier documents is absent in the bill. However, the impact of this history is most clearly represented here. The structures that were discussed as having pre-colonial roots in earlier documents are maintained in the bill, while those that are framed as apartheid constructions are disestablished.