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Draft Marriage Bill published for comment

The Department of Home Affairs published a bill consolidating the various pieces of legislation dealing with marriages and similar relationships in South Africa. Comment on the bill is invited with a deadline of 31 August 2023.

FISA intends to submit comment. Members who would like to participate in putting together a FISA response are requested to send their comments to by 18 August 2023.

A consolidated response will then be circulated to participants by 25 August for further comment, to enable a final FISA response to be drafted and submitted by the deadline.

Click here for a statement by Home Affairs and a link to a copy of the bill.

Click here for the bill as published in the Government Gazette.

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