A further directive of 15 April 2020 has been published in the Government Gazette concerning the exercise of contact for parents of minor children.
A personal reflection on my experience with a virtual court system.
A new directive, regarding the handing over of children during lockdown, was published in the Government Gazette on 7 April 2020.
Three types of marriages are recognised under South African law, these are as follows; a civil marriage, a civil union and customary marriages in terms of the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act.
On 18 September 2019, the Constitutional Court ruled in the case of Freedom of Religion South Africa v Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development and Others that moderate and reasonable chastisement of children in a home environment is no longer consistent with the Constitution.
The default matrimonial property regime in South Africa is called in community of property or ICOP. That means that if you do not conclude a valid antenuptial contract (more on that later) you will be married in community of property.