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Divorce Act, No. 70 of 1979

Long title


To amend the law relating to divorce and to provide for incidental matters.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
1. Definitions
2. Jurisdiction
3. Dissolution of marriage and grounds of divorce
4. Irretrievable break-down of marriage as ground of divorce
5. Mental illness or continuous unconsciousness as grounds of divorce
5A. Refusal to grant divorce [... inserted by Act 1996_0095_001_19981122]
6. Safeguarding of interests of dependent and minor children
7. Division of assets and maintenance of parties
8. Rescission, suspension or variation of orders
9. Forfeiture of patrimonial benefits of marriage
10. Costs
11. Procedure
12. Limitation of publication of particulars of divorce action
13. Recognition of certain foreign divorce orders
14. Abolition of orders for restitution of conjugal rights and judicial separation
15. Application of Act
16. Amendment of section 5 of act 37 of 1953... 
17. Amendment of section 72 of Act 66 of 1965...
18. Repeal of laws
19. Short title and commencement
Sch.  SCHEDULE [s18]

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As unamended Act 1979_070_000_19790615 EXT.LINK REQ.INFO LINK
As amended by Act 1984_088_000_19840725 .  N/A REQ.INFO LINK
As amended by Act 1986_097_000_19870624 . 
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As amended by Act 1987_024_000_19870624 .  N/A REQ.INFO LINK
As amended by Act 1988_003_000_19880304 .  N/A REQ.INFO LINK
As amended by Act 1989_007_000_19890315 .  N/A REQ.INFO LINK
As amended by Act 1992_003_000_19920311 .  N/A REQ.INFO LINK
As amended by Act 1992_044_000_19920415 .  N/A REQ.INFO LINK
As amended by Act 1993_120_000 _19930720 .  N/A REQ.INFO LINK
As amended by Act 1996_018_000_19960419 . 
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As amended by Act 1996_065_000_19961108 . 
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As amended by Act 1996_095_000_19961122 .  N/A REQ.INFO LINK
As amended by Act 1997_065_000_19971121 .  N/A REQ.INFO LINK
As amended by Act 2003_055_000_20040331 .  N/A REQ.INFO LINK
As amended by Act 2008_031_000_20031105 .  N/A REQ.INFO LINK
As amended by Act 2020_012_000_20201022 . N/AREQ.INFOLINK
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