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  • Benign accommodation? Ukuthwala, ‘forced marriage’ and the South African Children’s Act 

    Mwambene, Lea; Sloth-Nielsen, Julia (Centre for Family Law and Practice, London Metropolitan University, 2011)
    In this article, we evaluate the implications of the Children’s Act 38 of 2005 for ukuthwala. Ukuthwala is a practice whereby, as a preliminary procedure to a customary marriage, a young man forcibly takes a girl to his ...
  • The thin edge of the wedge: ukuthwala, alienation and consent 

    Mwambene, Lea; Kruuse, Helen (Taylor & Francis, 2017)
    Ukuthwala, a mock abduction of a girl for the purpose of a customary marriage, has been subject to debate at both local and national level. This debate culminated into a South African Law Reform Commission Report on the ...