oa De Rebus - Case Notes Ryland v Edros

Volume 1997, Issue 350
  • ISSN : 0250-0329



The door is opened to substantive equity in marriages across cultural boundaries In what can arguably be considered to be the most important post-apartheid decision to be handed down by South African courts since the abolishment of the death penalty in S v Makwanyane 1995 (3) SA 391 (CC) (also at 1995 (6) BCLR 655 (CC)), Farlam J of the Cape Provincial Division boldly opened the door to the notion of substantive equity in Muslim marriages, customary unions and marriages across cultural boundaries.

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