Chief Registrar's Circular No. 4 of 2009
- Certain provisions of the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act, 1998 (Act No. 120 of 1998) (hereinafter referred to as “the Act”) have been discussed in Circular No. 15 of 2000.
- Section 7(1) and part of section 7(2) of the Act have been declared unconstitutional and invalid in Gumede v President of the Republic of South Africa and Others (CCT50/08 (2008) ZACC 23 (8 December 2008). The effect of the ruling in the Gumede case, as far as it relates to the deeds registration procedures, is herein explained.
- Circular No. 15 of 2000 is hereby withdrawn and substituted with this Circular.