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Category Archives: Muslim Marriages

Sharia marriages: SCA declares marriage act and divorce act inconsistent with constitution

Reprinted from SABCnews.com, by Nomsa Mazibuko – 2020-12-18 The country’s second-highest court says the Acts fail to recognise marriages under Sharia Law The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Bloemfontein has declared the Marriage Act 25 of 1961 and the Divorce … Continue reading

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Rule 43 and Muslim marriages

Muslim marriages are still not recognised in South African law. What does this mean for interim maintenance in a divorce? Some time ago we wrote about Muslim marriages. Muslim and Hindu marriages, unlike customary marriages, are not governed by civil … Continue reading

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Muslim Marriages – Judgement a victory for women married under Sharia law

Muslim marriages – In 2005, when the Constitutional Court ruled that same-sex marriages should have the same rights, responsibilities and legal consequences as any other civil marriage or union, customary marriages also gained full recognition. Muslim and Hindu marriages, unfortunately, … Continue reading

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