oa De Rebus - Civil marriage and customary union - "To be (valid) or not to be (valid) that is the question"

Volume 1981, Issue 168
  • ISSN : 0250-0329



R B Mqeke deserves a pat on the back for having highlighted the plight of spouses in a customary union. This author has added his voice to the ever-growing volume of those who are in favour of customary unions being elevated to the same status as that which is enjoyed by civil marriages in South Africa. The importance of this contribution must not be overlooked, since this problem is not confined to South Africa only, but manifests itself in other countries as well.

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