1st Mar 2021

The Proposal for the Reform of South African Marriage Laws

South Africa has an abundance of religions, cultures and belief systems that have enhanced our unique heritage. As a result of this diversity, the law has gradually been developed to afford people the choice to, inter alia, enter into civil marriages, civil unions or same-sex marriages, customary marriages, and religious marriages. Currently, there are separate statutes to govern civil marriages, civil unions, and customary marriages. These are the Marriage Act, 25 of 1961, (“the Marriage Act”), the Civil Union Act, 17 of 2006, (“the Civil Union Act”), and the Recognition […]