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Benign accommodation? Ukuthwala, ‘forced marriage’ and the South African Children’s Act
(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 ...
Does the differential criterion for vesting parental rights and responsibilities of unmarried parents violate international law? A legislative and social study of three African countries
(Cambridge University Press, 2011)
The right to non-discrimination for all children is established in international human rights law. International children's rights law further provides for the common responsibility of parents for the maintenance of their ...
Just say sorry?" Ubuntu, Africanisation and the child justice system in the Child Justice Act 75 of 2008
(North-West University, 2011)
In the midst of concerns about serious offences committed by young people, the Child Justice Act is the first formal legislative step to introduce restorative justice in South Africa, and promotes reconciliation and problem ...
The jurisdiction of the Regional Courts Amendment Act, 2008: some implications for child law and divorce jurisdiction
(Faculty of Law, University of the Free State, 2011)
The promulgation of the Jurisdiction of the Regional Courts Amendment Act, 31 of 2008 (hereafter the JRCAA) in 62 large urban magisterial districts on 9 August 2010 (Women's Day) heralds a potentially drastic transformation ...