Legal Articles and Guides
A woman, identified as ZK, asked the Eastern Cape High Court (Mthatha) to declare the customary marriage entered into between her deceased father and her stepmother invalid on the grounds of non-compliance with the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act.
The SCA has dismissed an application by a Limpopo chief seeking to keep his position that Premier Stanley Mathabatha gave him under questionable circumstances in 2020.
The Ingonyama Trust has a new nine-member board, appointed by Agriculture, Land Reform & Rural Development Minister Thoko Didiza.
A Limpopo man who didn’t want his ex-wife to benefit from their joint estate during their divorce settlement, failed to convince the Limpopo High Court (Polokwane) that their marriage was invalid.
Zulu King Misuzulu kaZwelithini says resolving the royal family’s disputes through legal processes is tarnishing the throne’s image, reports TimesLIVE.
The Broadcasting Complaints Commission has rejected a complaint about television footage of Zulu maidens who showed their breasts at the coronation of King Misuzulu.
The lawyers representing Prince Simakade in his bid to dethrone his younger brother, Zulu King Misuzulu, have accused President Cyril Ramaphosa of failing to provide their client with his record of decision, reports The Sunday Independent.
Khoi and San leaders at loggerheads over the multibillion-rand development to house Amazon’s headquarters in Cape Town have reiterated calls for a truth and reconciliation commission to help them resolve a toxic dispute over traditional leadership.
The General Industries Workers’ Union of SA (Giwusa) yesterday called for the abolition of all South African royalty. It follows September’s death of Queen Elizabeth II and Saturday’s coronation of King Misuzulu kaZwelithini – and makes a rare voice of dissent in a country where traditional monarchs are usually presented as untouchable, despite the cost to the taxpayer.
The Bapedi royal family is set to appeal a Limpopo High Court (Polokwane) judgment which declared the Queen Mother, Manyaku Thulare, had been illegally appointed as regent.
The SCA has set aside President Cyril Ramaphosa’s 2018 recognition of Zanozuko Tyelovuyo Sigcau as the rightful successor to the throne of amaMpondo aseQaukeni.
Prince Simakade has finally filed his legal bid to challenge the recognition of Misuzulu KaZwelithini as the king of the Zulu nation, starting his journey to dethrone his half-brother.
The SCA has granted the first wife of the late King Goodwill Zwelithini, Queen Sibongile Dlamini-Zulu, leave to appeal the KZN High Court (Pietermaritzburg) judgment, which dismissed her application to have 50% of the estate of the Zulu King set aside for her.
The brothers of deceased Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini have distanced themselves from the upcoming coronation of the current King MisuZulu kaZwelithini, saying that the royal house wants Prince Buzabazi kaZwelithini to ascend the throne.
The weight which customary marriages carry was once again illustrated during a legal wrangle by two widows. A Cape Times report says both ‘wives’ claimed that they were legally married to Steve Sibanyoni, who died in December 2020.