Changes for divorce in South Africa signed into law


Divorce Act changes: Reprinted from BusinessTech, by Luke Fraser – 2024-05-09 President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed the Divorce Amendment Bill into law, bringing changes to Muslim divorces in South Africa. The amendment to the Divorce Act of 1979 comes after the Constitutional Court in the Women’s Legal Centre Trust v President of the Republic of South Africa […]

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Reforms to marriage laws on the way

Reprinted from, by Mayibongwe Maqhina – 2024-01-27 The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development on Thursday said that it was cognisant of issues raised by civil society organisations for the need of reforms to the marriage laws. This after Cosatu and Nehawu made calls for the overhaul of marriage laws when they made written […]

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

Reprinted from, 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 Act 70 of 1979 to be inconsistent with sections of the constitution. The country’s second-highest court […]

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