oa De Rebus - Muslim spouses - are they 'equally' married? : feature

Volume 2013, Issue 537
  • ISSN : 0250-0329



The fundamental shift that occurred when South Africa became a constitutional democracy in 1994 heralded changes in all areas of the law. Significant changes were made, and continue to be made, in family law. By way of example, the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act 120 of 1998 gave legal recognition to marriages contracted in terms of African customary laws, thereby protecting the spouses of these potentially polygamous unions.

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