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Chief Registrar's Circular 4/2009

Chief Registrar's Circular No. 4 of 2009

  1. 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. 
  2. 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.
  3. Circular No. 15 of 2000 is hereby withdrawn and substituted with this Circular.

CRC 4 of 2009

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