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  • Technical insights into complex regulatory topics;
  • Socio-economic and sustainable developmental programs,
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SECTION 7(6) OF THE RECOGNITION OF CUSTOMARY MARRIAGES ACT 120 OF 1998

The coming into effect of the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act 120 of 1998 brought recognition of both monogamous and polygamous marriages, as in the past these types of marriages were recognised as customary unions.…

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COURT ANNEXED MEDIATION RULE 41A

The High Court Rule 41A came into operation on 9th March 2020. The rule seeks to encourage litigants to refer their disputes to mediation before court proceeding with litigation or during court proceeding but prior…

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UNDERSTANDING LEGAL POSITION OF ILOBOLO”MAGADI” AND COHABITATION

The question about legal status of lobola payments and cohabitation is one that gets asked to me from time to time whenever I mediate disputes over deceased estate’s. Over the years, the legal fraternity and…

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LAND REFORM AND AMENDMENT OF SECTION 25 OF THE CONSTITUTION

Issues regarding access to land are some of the greatest legacies of colonialism that still plague our society today. Apartheid land laws allowed evictions and forced removals that uprooted millions of black South Africans and…

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