n Without Prejudice - Cohabitants' rights recognised at last : human rights law

Volume 12, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



In a recent SCA judgement, the court opened the door for unmarried couples to be able to claim from their partners in the event of a break-up. The SCA's decision in (181/2011) [2012] ZASCA 29 has laid the foundation for claims based on a tacit universal partnership. This is a huge step for women's rights in South Africa and will have the effect of empowering them.

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