oa De Rebus - Recognition of a customary marriage
|Article Title||Recognition of a customary marriage|
|© Publisher:||Law Society of South Africa|
|Affiliations||1 University of Zululand|
|Publication Date||Dec 1982|
|Pages||593 - 596|
|Keyword(s)||Civil marriage, Common-law wife, Customary union, Ilobolo, Immorality, Non-material aspects, Non-recognition, Polygamy and Transkeian marriage|
Although a marriage concluded according to customary law is recognized as a customary union, it is not recognized as a marriage, despite the express recognition of ilobolo which is an essential thereof. The non-recognition of a customary marriage has resulted in a number of problems and anomalies. The aim of this article is to point out some of these anomalies and problems and to indicate that they would have been avoided by an express recognition of a customary marriage as a marriage.
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