Muslim marriage

Spouses married under Muslim law now recognised in Wills Act

In a victory for Muslim women married in polygamous marriages‚ the Constitutional Court confirmed that a section in the Wills Act was unconstitutional. The section failed to recognise the right of a surviving spouse in a polygamous Muslim marriage to the benefits of her deceased husband’s will. The Constitutional Court[…]

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Muslim marriage case back in court

On Monday, the Western Cape High court will hear arguments from the Women’s Legal Centre, the State, and interested parties on whether the failure to recognise Muslim marriages discriminates against women. The failure to recognise Muslim marriages has been the subject of a more than a decade law reform process.[…]

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WLC to take govt to court on Muslim marriage

The Women’s Legal Centre (WLC) is to take national government to court over its alleged failure to pass legislation that would recognise Muslim marriages within the country’s constitution. On December 1st The Western Cape High Court will hear arguments from the WLC and other parties with a vested interest in[…]

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Renewed calls for legislation on Muslim marriages

The Women’s Legal Centre (WLC) are intensifying efforts to have legislation enacted that would recognise Muslim marriages within the county’s courts and alleviate the legal challenges Muslim women face when contending with issues of divorce, maintenance, inheritance amongst others. This comes as a Mitchell’s Plain woman has made headlines for[…]

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