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Recognition of Customary Marriages Act, 1998 (Act No. 120 of 1998)



[This Act is amended up to and including two Government Notices, No. R. 1390 and No. R. 1391 printed in Government Gazette No. 31735 dated 24 December 2008.]


To make provision for the recognition of customary marriages; to specify the requirements for a valid customary marriage; to regulate the registration of customary marriages; to provide for the equal status and capacity of spouses in customary marriages; to regulate the proprietary consequences of customary marriages and the capacity of spouses of such marriages; to regulate the dissolution of customary marriages; to provide for the making of regulations; to repeal certain provisions of certain laws; and to provide for matters connected therewith.