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No strict rules for customary marriage

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 13 July 2023
Tags: #African Customary Law #Family Law #Litigation #Marriage and Divorce Law
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.

Chief’s SCA application rejected

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 06 July 2023
Tags: #African Customary Law #Constitutional Law #Litigation
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.

New board for Ingonyama Trust

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 23 May 2023
Tags: #African Customary Law #Property Law
The Ingonyama Trust has a new nine-member board, appointed by Agriculture, Land Reform & Rural Development Minister Thoko Didiza.

Court rejects invalid marriage claim

By Daily News Published on Friday, 24 March 2023
Tags: #African Customary Law #Litigation #Marriage and Divorce Law
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.

Legal challenges tarnishing image of Zulu monarchy

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 08 March 2023
Tags: #African Customary Law #Litigation
Zulu King Misuzulu kaZwelithini says resolving the royal family’s disputes through legal processes is tarnishing the throne’s image, reports TimesLIVE.

Watchdog dismisses bare-breasted Zulu maidens complaint

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 29 November 2022
Tags: #African Customary Law
The Broadcasting Complaints Commission has rejected a complaint about television footage of Zulu maidens who showed their breasts at the coronation of King Misuzulu.

Ramaphosa sued over KZN royalty dispute

By Daily News Published on Monday, 21 November 2022
Tags: #African Customary Law #Litigation
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.

Calls for TRC to address River Club feud

By Daily News Published on Monday, 14 November 2022
Tags: #African Customary Law #Litigation
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.

Union takes aim at ‘obsolete’ royal household

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 01 November 2022
Tags: #African Customary Law
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.

Bapedi royal family to appeal regent ruling

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 26 October 2022
Tags: #African Customary Law #Litigation
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.

SCA dethrones late amaMpondo king

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 15 September 2022
Tags: #African Customary Law #Litigation
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.

Legal bid to dethrone King Misuzulu

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 14 September 2022
Tags: #African Customary Law #Litigation
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.

SCA allows queen to appeal Zulu king estate ruling

By Daily News Published on Monday, 22 August 2022
Tags: #African Customary Law #Litigation
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.

King MisuZulu rejected by uncles

By Daily News Published on Friday, 19 August 2022
Tags: #African Customary Law
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.

Customary union declared valid in wives' dispute

By Daily News Published on Friday, 29 July 2022
Tags: #African Customary Law #Marriage and Divorce Law
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.

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