Muslim marriages Bill

MJC raises concerns over proposed single Marriage Act

South Africans can expect new marriage legislation to come into effect by the year 2021 as the Minister of Home Affairs, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, has been consulting with various stakeholders – including religious groups and leaders – across the country with the intent to enact a new, single consolidated Marriages[…]

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Day 2: Muslim Marriages Bill hearings

On Monday a full bench of the Western Cape High Court began hearing arguments from the state, the Women’s Legal Centre and other stakeholders on whether the failure to recognize Muslim marriages in fact discriminates against women. This as the Women’s Legal Centre some three years ago took the South[…]

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MMB application postponed

Since the most recent court application by the Women’s Legal Centre (WLC), calling on the President Jacob Zuma to enact the Muslim Marriage Bill into law within in no later than a year, the dispute around how this will impact the Muslim society within the country has intensified. The application[…]

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WLC turns to courts on Muslim Marriage Bill

The Women’s Legal Centre (WLC) will re-launch its application at the Western Cape High Court in March to push President Jacob Zuma to enact the Muslim Marriage Bill into law. The bill has divided Muslim opinion and has been fiercely contested by individuals and organisations in South Africa. This has[…]

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