n Annual Survey of South African Law - Family law




The Government Employees Pension Law Amendment Act 19 of 2011 ('the Amendment Act') came into operation upon its publication in 34864 of 14 December 2011 (s 8(1)). The purpose of the Amendment Act includes amending the Government Employees Pension Law, 1996 (Proc 21 17135 of 19 April 1996) to bring its provisions in line with those of the Divorce Act 70 of 1979 and the Pension Funds Act 24 of 1956 with regard to the sharing of pension interests on divorce (Memorandum on the Objects of the Government Employees Pension Law Amendment Bill, 2011 paras 1.2-1.5).


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