Public input on Review of Aspects of Matrimonial Property Law

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Submissions must be received by no later than 30 November 2021

Justice and Correctional Services

The South African Law Reform Commission (SALRC) invites public input on the Review of Aspects of Matrimonial Property Law (Revised Issue Paper 34).

Find here: Review of Aspects of Matrimonial Property Law (Revised Issue Paper 34)

Comments must be submitted to Maureen Moloi at gmoloi@justicegov.za by no later than Friday, 14 January 2022

Media Statement relating to Issue Paper 41

This Revised/Supplementary issue paper replaces the Commission’s initial Issue Paper 34 published on 28 August 2018. The revision is necessary in light of recent case law since the issue paper was published, as well as statutory and common law changes. The following new issues have been added:

  • Religious marriages in light of recent case law and developments in Project 144: Single Marriage Statute.
  • Unmarried life partnerships were originally excluded but must now be considered in light of developments in case law and progress in Project 144: Single Marriage Statute.
  • While customary marriages were originally partly included, the Commission has had to grapple more fully with recent amendments and case law.

 

The Commission wants to hear your views on the issues raised and questions posed throughout this document. The issues raised need to be debated thoroughly. The comments of all parties who are interested in these issues are of vital importance to the Commission. Unless indicated otherwise by a respondent, the Commission assumes that respondents agree to the Commission quoting from or referring to comments and attributing comments to the relevant respondents. Respondents who prefer to remain anonymous should mark their representations “Confidential”.