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Parliament given two years to recognise Muslim marriages

Women’s Legal Centre Trust v President of the Republic of South Africa and Others, Faro v Bingham N.O. and Others, Esau v Esau and Others [2018] ZAWCHC 109.

In this recent judgement the Western Cape High Court held that the President and Cabinet failed in their duty to ensure that Muslim marriages are recognised as required by section 7(2) of the Constitution, 1996.

Parliament was ordered to enact legislation within 24 months to make provision for the legal recognition of Muslim marriages and the legal consequences thereof.

 

 

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