oa Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa - African marriages still at the crossroads in South Africa

Volume 23, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0010-4051



The Marriage and Matrimonial Property Law Amendment Act! was passed by the South African Legislature in 1988 to amend section 22 of the Black Administration Act in a legislative attempt to confront legal "problems" that arose as a result of legal dualism as it affected marriages entered into by black people. The aim of this article is to descriptionbe the legal position as it exists today and to try to answer the question whether the Amendment Act will provide a viable choice.

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