Antenuptial agreement now available to women in customary marriages

A traditional wedding at the Mvezo royal palace in the Eastern Cape. (Photo: Gallo Images / City Press / Khaya Ngwenya) Women in customary marriages can now inherit property, or ask for an antenuptial agreement. David Thomson, senior legal adviser at Sanlam Trust, says once the Bill is signed by the president it will mean […]

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The impact of parental alienation on a child

Parental alienation harms the child more than the parent As tempting as it might be for an aggrieved parent suffering through an acrimonious divorce to want to portray the other parent in the worst possible light, the individual who suffers the most is the child. “Deliberate parental alienation harms the child more than the parent,” says […]

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Adjudicator slams pension fund for ignoring emails

Reuters Reprinted from – 2020-12-15 A pension fund’s reluctance to respond to the Pension Funds Adjudicator about a complaint, despite being approached to do so on no less than four occasions, has been referred to the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA). The FSCA is responsible for market conduct regulation and supervision, ensuring a fair […]

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Woman loses out on late hubby’s R3.5m estate as he failed to divorce customary wife before marrying her

File Picture: African News Agency A customary marriage one simply walked away from years ago without dissolving it through a divorce remains valid even after death. Such a marriage cannot also be rendered invalid because an estranged spouse went ahead and entered into a civil marriage with another person. Instead, it is the civil marriage […]

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