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Recognition of Muslim Marriages Long Overdue

 

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Recognition of Muslim Marriages Long Overdue – says WLC

Centre takes Government to court to develop law that will give Muslim marriages legal status

During his January 8th Statement earlier this year President Jacob Zuma said “we can boldly state that laws which discriminate on the basis of race, gender and other prohibited grounds have been removed”. While this is true in many cases, unfortunately this is not true for many Muslim women as Muslim marriages in South Africa do not have legal status – unlike unions entered into under civil or African customary law. Continue Reading