oa Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa - African marriages still at the crossroads in South Africa
|Article Title||African marriages still at the crossroads in South Africa|
|© Publisher:||Institute of Foreign and Comparative Law|
|Journal||Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 University of Bophuthatswana|
|Publication Date||Nov 1990|
|Pages||361 - 373|
|Keyword(s)||African marriages, Black Administration Act, Civil marriages, Customary marriages, Divorce, Indigenous law, Marriage and Matrimonial Property Law Amendment Act and South Africa|
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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