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[…]
The controversial Muslim Marriages Bill has once again come into the spotlight with a number of parties involved in the legal process appealing (either in its entirety or on some aspects) a judgement handed down by the Cape High Court in 2018. The judgement essentially declared that government had –[…]
While the debate around the Muslim Marriages Bill remains a divisive issue within the South African Muslim community, the majority of ulema are in support of the court bid to compel national government to make this a reality. The fight for the recognition of Muslim marriages is one rooted in[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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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