The past few weeks have once again brought the decades-long debate of the legalisation of Muslim marriages to the fore. Following a Constitutional Court ruling, government has been forced to put legislation in place to recognise Muslim unions – this extends to other aspects of Muslim Personal Law (MPL).
Proposals to include Muslim unions into the existing legislation has raised questions about whether government is trying to find a quick fix to a complex issue.
- Professor Wesahl Domingo – Dean of the Law Faculty. University of Johannesburg and Commissioner at the SA Law Reform Commission
- Professor Muhammad Haron – CEO and senior researcher for the Al-Jama-ah Party