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Legal change: South Africa recognises Muslim marriages

29 May 2024,  Zelnè du Toit

The non-recognition of Muslim marriages, which have not been registered as civil marriages, was deemed unconstitutional. 

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Victory as Muslim marriages are now recognised in South Africa

27 July 2022

Final victory was achieved recently when the Constitutional Court confirmed the SCA’s order of constitutional invalidity in that the Marriage... Act as well as the Divorce Act are declared to be inconsistent with the Constitution in that they fail to recognise marriages solemnised in accordance with Sharia law if they have not been registered as civil marriages.  

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