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Does Registration of a Customary Marriage Guarantee Recognition by Executors? A Deep Dive into Mthembu v Ntsako and Others

Examine the pivotal North Gauteng High Court decision in Mthembu v Ntsako, addressing the urgent recognition of customary marriages in estate administration and the executors’ duties under South African law.

Does Tradition Trump Spousal Rights in Burial Decisions? Insights from Simakuhle v Simakuhle and Another

Delve into the ruling of Simakuhle v Simakuhle and Another by the North Gauteng High Court, exploring the balance between traditional burial customs and spousal rights under the South African Constitution, and its implications for gender equality.