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Recognition of Customary Marriages Act, No. 120 of 1998

Long title


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.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
1. Definitions
2. Recognition of customary marriages
3. Requirements for validity of customary marriages
4. Registration of customary marriages
5. Determination of age of minor
6. Equal status and capacity of spouses
7. Proprietary consequences of customary marriages and contractual capacity of spouses
8. Dissolution of customary marriages
9. Age of majority
10. Change of marriage system
11. Regulations
12. Amendment of laws
13. Repeal of laws
14. Short title and commencement
Sch. SCHEDULE. REPEAL OF LAWS (SECTION 12) [s12]

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