NATIONAL A professional misconduct complaint has been laid with the Legal Practice Council (LPC) against an attorney who allegedly accused a senior counsel, dressed in a hijab, of “dressing like a ninja” to put “on an act” for the day’s proceedings at the Constitutional Court. Nazreen Bawa was representing the[…]
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[…]
Judge Siraj Desai has ruled that Parliament has 24 months to put Muslim personal law into legislation. Judge Siraj made the ruling in the Western Cape High Court shortly after 10h00 on Friday morning. The Women’s Legal Centre filed an application for the recognition of Muslim marriages in 2014. Following[…]
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).[…]
There is a need for “coherent clear legislation” to provide for the protection of women in Muslim marriages, the Women’s Legal Centre told the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday. Advocate Nazreen Bawa, for the centre, said there was an “unmet constitutional obligation”, GroundUp reported. The centre is asking the[…]
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[…]
After a ten-year wait, the request to recognize Muslim marriages is on Tuesday being heard in the Western Cape High Court. The Women’s Legal Centre (WLC) is taking the South African Government to court for failing to pass legislation that will give recognition to Muslim marriages. The court is scheduled[…]
While Muslims in the Western Cape appear to be reluctant to employ the services of marriage officers, KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng residents have shown an assertive interest. The initiative, which was recently launched in Pretoria with the induction of more than 30 imams as marriage officials, allows marriage officers to solemnize[…]
Preliminary hearings against the State have begun within the Western Cape High Court, as the Women’s Legal Centre (WLC) and fellow interested parties seek to hold government to account over its failure to pass legislation that would recognise Muslim marriages within a court of law. The move seeks to compel[…]
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