oa Constitutional Court Review - If you can see, look : domestic partnerships and the law

Volume 3, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2073-6215



On 15 July 2009, the South African Constitutional Court decided that Fatima Gabie Hassam, the widow of Mr Ebrahim Hassam, should be entitled to receive maintenance from her late husband's estate. As is so often the case in judicial determinations, this seemingly uncontroversial decision was mired in a deeply human story.

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