IMPORTANT NEWS – REGISTRATION OF CUSTOMARY MARRIAGES EXTENDED

Members of the Fund must make sure that they have registered their Customary Marriage in terms of the Customary Marriages Act of 1998. The Minister recently extended the period for the registration of customary marriages to 31 December 2016.

In terms of section 4(3)(a) of the Customary Marriages Act, 1998, a customary marriage –

(a) entered into before the commencement of the Act, and which is not registered in terms of any other law, must be registered within a period of 12 months after that commencement or within such longer period as the Minister may from time to time prescribe by notice in the Gazette (i.e. 31 December 2010).

or

(b) entered into after the commencement of the Act, must be registered within a period of three months after the conclusion of the marriage or within such longer period as the Minister may from time to time prescribe by notice in the Gazette (i.e. 31 December 2010).

Source: GG 38290 (12.12.14)