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Unraveling Legal Mysteries: The Rescission of Divorce Decrees in South African Law. – E S v J S (2011/19961) [2024] ZAGPJHC 164 (19 February 2024).

Introduction to the Case of E S v J S In the intriguing case of E S v J S (2011/19961) ZAGPJHC 164, adjudicated on 19 February 2024, the court…

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Securing Rights Beyond Life: The Landmark Case for Posthumous Registration of Customary Marriages in South Africa. – Khashane v Minister of Home Affairs and Others (052246/2023) [2024] ZAGPPHC 3 (12 January 2024).

Introduction to the Application for Posthumous Registration of a Customary Marriage In the case of Khashane v Minister of Home Affairs and Others (052246/2023) ZAGPPHC 3 (12 January 2024), the…

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Safeguarding Orphans’ Future: Lessons from the Welgemoed v Potgieter Guardianship Dispute. – Welgemoed and Another v Potgieter and Others (88660/2019) [2024] ZAGPPHC 13 (2 January 2024).

Introduction to the Case The matter of Welgemoed and Another v Potgieter and Others (88660/2019) presented before the Gauteng Division, Pretoria High Court, captivates with its sorrowful premise, underpinning the…

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Navigating Turbulent Waters: A Case Study on Parental Rights and the Complex Dynamics of Family Law. – G.D v M.M (4809/2022) [2024] ZAGPJHC 65 (29 January 2024)

INTRODUCTION The Applicant's Request: The applicant sought an order to be declared the sole holder of parental responsibilities and rights concerning guardianship and care of the minor child. This included…

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NAVIGATING THE COMPLEXITIES OF INTERNATIONAL CHILD ABDUCTION IN SOUTH AFRICA: LEGAL PERSPECTIVES, CHALLENGES, AND CASE LAW ANALYSIS.

INTRODUCTION The escalating global issue of international child abduction has significant implications within the South African legal framework. This analysis delves into South Africa's approach to addressing and implementing key…

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Navigating the Complexities of Child Relocation Cases in South African Family Law. – A.D.B v B.A.K (15944/22P) [2023] ZAKZPHC 1. – (9 January 2023).

The case of A.D.B v B.A.K, presided over by Judge Mossop J, involved intricate family law matters pertaining to the relocation of a minor child. The core issue was the…

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UNLOCKING THE LEGAL MYSTERIES OF UNIVERSAL PARTNERSHIPS: NAVIGATING SOUTH AFRICA’S MODERN RELATIONSHIP LANDSCAPE.

OVERVIEW OF LEGAL RECOGNITION OF UNIVERSAL PARTNERSHIPS Definition and Essence Universal partnerships, in legal terms, refer to a form of partnership where individuals share their lives and resources in a…

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Deciphering Customary vs Civil Marriage in South African Law: An In-Depth Look at Mashisane v Mhlauli (903/2022) [2023] ZASCA 176 (14 December 2023).

Court Composition and Hearing The case of Mashisane v Mhlauli was heard by the Supreme Court of Appeal on 8 November 2023, presided over by Justices Mbatha, Mothle, Hughes, Weiner,…

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