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Muslim Marriages Bill application pushed to March 2017

Judge Seraj Desai has postponed the application to expedite the passing of legislation that will give recognition to Muslim marriages. Judge Desai ruled that he could not proceed without the involvement of crucial Chapter 9 institutions and tabled the proceeding to March 2017. The Women’s Legal Centre, which brought forward[…]

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‘ANC must respect due process in Fransman case’

As allegations of sexual harassment against the ANC’s Marius Fransman stands to be investigated, opposition parties, women rights groups and community members are up in arms in light of claims that he was reinstated by the African National Congress (ANC). Earlier this year, Fransman, who is the chairman of ANC[…]

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WLC to take govt to court on Muslim marriage

The Women’s Legal Centre (WLC) is to take national government to court over its alleged failure to pass legislation that would recognise Muslim marriages within the country’s constitution. On December 1st The Western Cape High Court will hear arguments from the WLC and other parties with a vested interest in[…]

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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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