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Category Archives: Unmarried father

Section 10 of Births & Deaths Registration Act declared unconstitutional

Over a year ago, we wrote about a case brought by the University of Pretoria, appealing against a decision concerning Section 10 of the Births and Death Registration Act. The appeal found that Section 10, which requires a child born … Continue reading

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Children’s Amendment Bill

If you are a parent, here is how the proposed changes to the Children’s Act will affect you South Africa has some of the most progressive children’s legislation in the world. The Amendment Bill before Parliament strengthens protective measures for … Continue reading

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When to review your life insurance policy?

When was the last time you went over your life insurance policy? Reprinted from Witbank News A general annual review is advisable to see if your insurance is up to date and whether you can still afford it. However, a … Continue reading

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In the name of the father

Court grants unmarried fathers the right to give a child their surname Names, especially surnames, have a huge significance in society. Your name is your identity. More and more women opt to retain their own name on marriage, because adopting … Continue reading

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Are you a single parent? Know your rights and obligations

International Single Parents Days is celebrated on the 21st of March in recognition of the hard work, devotion and sacrifices of single parenting. According to research conducted by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and the South African Race Relations Institute (SARRI), sixty … Continue reading

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Unmarried father – know your rights

What are my rights as an unmarried father? Traditionally, two people fell in love, got married, and then (usually but not always) had children. In that order. Pregnancy outside of wedlock carried stigma and young women were often sent away … Continue reading

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