Evolution of customary marriages

If you would take the time to read the preamble off the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act, 120 of 1998, (“the Act”) you might find it hard to believe that one of the reasons for its enactment was to provide for equal status and capacity of spouses in customary marriages. However, since its commencement on 15 […]

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Grandparents’ right to a relationship with their grandchildren

Grandparents’ right to a relationship with their grandchildren 1. In the case of divorce, death or other relationship breakdown, grandparents don’t have automatic rights to their children. 2. However in terms of sections 23 and 24 of The Children’s Act 38 of 2005, they may approach a court having jurisdiction and request contact with their grandchild – […]

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Guidelines for surrogacy applications

  Guidelines for surrogacy applications as set out in Ex Parte WH and Others 2011 (6) SA 514 (GNP)  The Deputy Judge President constituted a court to consider an application in terms of s 295 of the Children’s Act 38 of 2005 for the confirmation of a surrogacy application by a same sex couple, and […]

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Wanneer kom ‘n onderhoudsplig tot ‘n einde?

Die sorgsaamheid plig van gades kom gewoonlik ten einde by die afsterwe van ‘n gade of deur egskeiding. Dié plig kan wel na ’n egskeiding voortduur as daar vir onderhoud voorsien is in die egskeidings bevel.    Dié sorgsaamheid plig kan ook soms voortduur ná die afsterwe van ‘n gade. Die boedel van die afgestorwene […]

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