Muslim marriages now recognised under SA law

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The Constitutional Court has affirmed that Muslim marriages are recognised under the country’s laws.

The Apex court has upheld an earlier Supreme Court ruling that declared that parts of the Marriage and Divorce Acts are unconstitutional.

This as these sections fail to recognise marriages performed under Sharia law. The Women’s Legal Resource Centre Trust approached the courts, also asking for them for separate legislation overseeing Muslim marriages.

However, the Apex court found that this is not necessary, as the state has already made provision, although not specifically, for these unions. 

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