Tips for the marriage season part 3

By Faeza
21 October 2015

Metropolitan’s Cebisa Mfenyana gives tips below on being ready for the marriage season

Customary marriage

"Should you choose to have a customary marriage only or choose to do that first and plan for a ‘white wedding’ at a later stage, your marriage should be registered within three months of it taking place. You can do this at any office of the Department of Home Affairs or - in cases where there are no Home Affairs offices - through a designated traditional leader,” says Mfenyana

“While a customary marriage is still recognised as valid under South African law, for practical reasons registering your marriage is required by the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act (RCMA). Registering your marriage will mean you will get issued with a marriage certificate, which will make it much easier for you to prove that you are or were married."