SATURDAY PROFILE | The women behind landmark judgment declaring parts of Divorce Act unconstitutional

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Attorneys Beverley Clark and Elmarie Erasmus in Clarks Attorneys offices in Sandton, Johannesburg (James de Villiers, News24)
Attorneys Beverley Clark and Elmarie Erasmus in Clarks Attorneys offices in Sandton, Johannesburg (James de Villiers, News24)

Beverley Clark, the founder of Clarks Attorneys in Johannesburg, and her colleague Elmarie Erasmus say declaring parts of the Divorce Act unconstitutional gave hope to many women - and men - who were stuck in abusive marriages. They speak to James de Villiers about why divorce should not be seen as a failure, how it sometimes reflects the country's "brutalised society", and why life isn't merely black and white

The pair  behind the court case that saw parts of the Divorce Act being declared unconstitutional and invalid believe that no one ever takes divorce lightly.  

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