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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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Unraveling Justice: The Thomas v Balepile Case and South Africa’s Maintenance Law Maze. – Thomas v Balepile (61/2021; CA&R 68/23) [2024] ZANCHC 4 (26 January 2024).

Introduction In a recent and significant decision, Thomas v Balepile (61/2021; CA&R 68/23) ZANCHC 4, delivered on 26 January 2024, the High Court of South Africa, Northern Cape Division, under…

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Navigating Parental Maintenance Obligations and Mastering Legal Exceptions: The KGANYAGO J Judgment in Context. – U.DJ v J.H.O (9169/2022) [2024] ZALMPPHC 2 (15 January 2024).

Background and Plaintiff’s Claims The case involves the plaintiff and defendant, who are the parents of a child now of majority age. Following the breakdown of their relationship, the child…

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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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Constitutional Court’s Insightful Interpretation of the Hague Convention’s Article 13(b) in a Pivotal International Child Custody Case – Ad Hoc Central Authority for RSA and Another v Heidi Nicole Koch N.O. and Another [2023] ZACC 37.

FACTS This case involves a complex international child custody dispute under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. Here is a summary of the key facts:…

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Navigating the Nuances: A Dive into SA’s Protection from Harassment Act – Whether reporting rape allegations can amount to “harassment”.

L.W v K.C.A (A2023-013223) ZAGPJHC 1154 (13 October 2023) Background: The appellant and respondent were in a consensual romantic relationship for a few months in 2018. Two specific incidents form…

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