Marriage breakthrough

2008-06-16 00:00

Women who married under customary law prior to the enactment of the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act in 2000, will in future be able to claim the same property-ownership rights and other patrimonial benefits of marriage that all other married parties enjoy under South African law in terms of a judgment handed down by Judge Leona Theron in Durban on Friday.

These laws provide that the head of the family is the owner of all property in his family home. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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