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Solomon’s Dilemma in the Digital Age: SCA Navigates International Child Abduction in C.A.R v Central Authority (737/2023) [2024] ZASCA 103 (21 June 2024).

Background of the Case: What Led to the Supreme Court of Appeal? In the annals of legal history, cases involving child custody (care and contact) often evoke the wisdom of…

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Reforming Lex Domicilii Matrimonii: A Step Towards Equality in South African Matrimonial Law.

Introduction In the ever-evolving domain of South African family law, the concept of matrimonial property regimes, primarily governed by the principle of lex domicilii matrimonii, stands at the crossroads of…

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Navigating Matrimonial Property Rights: Insights from the LH v ZH Case – LH v ZH (2022) 1 SA 384 (SCA).

OVERVIEW OF THE LH V ZH CASE AND MATRIMONIAL PROPERTY LAW IN SOUTH AFRICA The case of LH v ZH (2022) 1 SA 384 (SCA) presents a pivotal moment in…

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Navigating the Shift: How South African Immigration Law is Evolving to Protect Family Rights – Rayment and Others v Minister of Home Affairs and Others; Anderson and Others v Minister of Home Affairs and Others (CCT 176/22) [2023] ZACC 40 (4 December 2023)

Introduction and Factual Background Chief Justice Zondo, along with Justices Kollapen, Madlanga, Majiedt, Makgoka, Mathopo, Potterill, Rogers, and Theron, presided over two applications seeking confirmation of an order of constitutional…

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