oa Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa - Liability for adultery in South African indigenous law: an analysis of the case law

Volume 32, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0010-4051



In a previous article, the available ethnographic information concerning the delict adultery in indigenous law was examined. It was indicated there that the case law concerning this delict requires a separate study. In the present contribution, this study is undertaken. The author concludes that it appears as if adultery as a delict is being phased out everywhere. In the final instance, African customary law will be compelled to follow this trend.

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