n Without Prejudice - Giving with one law and taking away with another : civil law

Volume 12, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



The Recognition of Customary Marriages Act (120 of 1998) (The Recognition Act) came into force on November 15 2000. Before its enactment all customary marriages were governed by Customary Law and women who were party to customary marriages were not afforded the same protection and benefits as those of women who were party to civil marriages.

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