Muslim marriages

South Africa enacts law recognizing Muslim marriages for divorce proceedings

By Ragheema Mclean President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed the Divorce Amendment Bill into law, recognizing Muslim marriages and providing statutory protection for women and children during marital dissolution. Prompted by a Constitutional Court ruling, the amendment addresses previous shortcomings by defining Muslim marriages and ensuring protection for dependents, asset redistribution,[…]

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Political party Al Jama-ah informed the public that the “Registration of Muslim Marriages” at the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has temporarily been frozen

By Kouthar Sambo Political party Al Jama-ah has informed the public that the “Registration of Muslim Marriages,” at the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has temporarily been frozen until further notice. Speaking on VOC’s Drive Time on Wednesday, the Head of the Muslim Judicial Council’s (MJC) Legal Desk and Associate[…]

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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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Recognition of Religious Marriages in South Africa

OPINION by Waheeda Amien To date, religious marriages including Muslim marriages, Hindu marriages and Jewish marriages in South Africa have not been afforded legal recognition. On 30 May 2018, the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) in Cape Town hosted President Cyril Ramaphosa at a community iftar (Muslim breaking of the fast).[…]

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3 judges to preside over Muslim marriages case

A class action case calling for the recognition of Muslim marriages has been postponed to the 28th August. The matter was meant to be heard at the Western Cape high court on Monday morning. The Women’s Legal Centre launched the application to compel the South African Government to give recognition[…]

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