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Is a Customary Marriage Valid in the Presence of a Prior Civil Marriage? Insights from Mavundla v Mthethwa N.O. & Others

Explore the legal complexities of concurrent matrimonial unions in South African law through the lens of the Mavundla v Mthethwa N.O. and Others case. This insightful article delves into the KwaZulu-Natal High Court’s analysis on the validity of a customary marriage in the presence of an existing civil marriage, under the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act. Understand the court’s reasoning, key legal provisions, and the final judgment in this pivotal case.

The Recognition of Customary Marriages and Posthumous Registration: A Legal Analysis

Explore the Pretoria High Court case of TPK v The Minister of Home Affairs (Case No: 052246/2023) which addresses the pivotal issue of posthumous registration of customary marriages under the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act 120 of 1998. Delve into the legal nuances, court’s reasoning, and the implications of this landmark judgment for customary marriage registration and recognition in South Africa

A Last-Minute Lesson: Bongani and Anna’s Antenuptial Contract Journey

Once upon a time in Johannesburg, Bongani and Anna were eagerly preparing for their upcoming wedding. The venue was booked, the flowers were chosen, and excitement filled the air. Little did they know that a legal detail would soon take centre stage in their wedding...

We Did Not Formally Register Our Customary Marriage – Is It Still Valid?

Lungi and Tebogo got married in December 2018 in Durban, Kwazulu-Natal. Tebogo paid full lobola for Lungi and the handing over of the bride ceremony was done, however, they never formally registered their marriage. Lungi and Tebogo now want to get divorced, however,...

Is a Customary Marriage Valid in the Presence of a Prior Civil Marriage? Insights from Mavundla v Mthethwa N.O. & Others

Explore the legal complexities of concurrent matrimonial unions in South African law through the lens of the Mavundla v Mthethwa N.O. and Others case. This insightful article delves into the KwaZulu-Natal High Court’s analysis on the validity of a customary marriage in the presence of an existing civil marriage, under the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act. Understand the court’s reasoning, key legal provisions, and the final judgment in this pivotal case.

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The Recognition of Customary Marriages and Posthumous Registration: A Legal Analysis

Explore the Pretoria High Court case of TPK v The Minister of Home Affairs (Case No: 052246/2023) which addresses the pivotal issue of posthumous registration of customary marriages under the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act 120 of 1998. Delve into the legal nuances, court’s reasoning, and the implications of this landmark judgment for customary marriage registration and recognition in South Africa

read more
Is a Customary Marriage Valid in the Presence of a Prior Civil Marriage? Insights from Mavundla v Mthethwa N.O. & Others

Is a Customary Marriage Valid in the Presence of a Prior Civil Marriage? Insights from Mavundla v Mthethwa N.O. & Others

Explore the legal complexities of concurrent matrimonial unions in South African law through the lens of the Mavundla v Mthethwa N.O. and Others case. This insightful article delves into the KwaZulu-Natal High Court’s analysis on the validity of a customary marriage in the presence of an existing civil marriage, under the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act. Understand the court’s reasoning, key legal provisions, and the final judgment in this pivotal case.

read more
The Recognition of Customary Marriages and Posthumous Registration: A Legal Analysis

The Recognition of Customary Marriages and Posthumous Registration: A Legal Analysis

Explore the Pretoria High Court case of TPK v The Minister of Home Affairs (Case No: 052246/2023) which addresses the pivotal issue of posthumous registration of customary marriages under the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act 120 of 1998. Delve into the legal nuances, court’s reasoning, and the implications of this landmark judgment for customary marriage registration and recognition in South Africa

read more
Before You Say, “I Do”, Read This

Before You Say, “I Do”, Read This

Before You Say, “I Do”, Read This
Most people who have a traditional wedding and a normal wedding, are never sure when they actually need to conclude the Ante-nuptial Contract, if they choose this route. In this article, Elsabe Sentle discusses what a traditional marriage is, as well when the right time to conclude an Ante-nuptial contract is in such an instance.

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