The Women’s Legal Centre has confirmed that they have been approached by a member of the Muslim Students Association (MSA), who has accused OR Tambo International airport security of treating her unfairly. Khadeejah Kaffoor, a student and regional chairperson of the MSA was forced to remove her hijab while travelling[…]
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 –[…]
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[…]
By Yaseen Kippie While Muslim women in polygamous marriages are now able to inherit from their deceased spouse with the amendment of the Wills Act, Shehaam Samaai, an attorney and director at the Women’s Legal Centre, says women’s vulnerabilities persist due to the lack of a legal framework under the[…]
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).[…]
The Women’s Legal Centre on Friday left tempers flaring in the Western Cape High Court when it pointed out that nine counsel had been appointed by the State to argue the organisation’s application for the recognition of Muslim marriages, and all nine had advanced the same argument. All the advocates[…]
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[…]
Government needs to make it a priority to gain an in-depth understanding and be accountable of the scale of the socio-economic realities of marginalised women in South Africa. Until they do so they will not be able to address issues relating to women’s rights and GBV in South Africa in[…]
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[…]
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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