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Customary wives in fight against marital abuse

Depending on the resources they have access to, women can call family meetings to shame their husbands or use the full weight of statutory law

Customary law can pose problems for widows

Despite a new Act, many women and children are up against discriminatory practices

In Pondoland, confusion will reign till kingdom come

The small kingdom of ­Pondoland is fiercely ­independent and has a history of rebellion, and now, of internal fighting.

An urgent rethink on customary law is needed

The Constitution, in chapter 12, recognises "the institution, status and role of traditional leadership, in terms of customary law".

ConCourt overturns Zuma’s decision on Qawukeni king

A decision made by President Jacob Zuma on the kingship of the AmaMpondo AseQawukeni has been set aside by the Constitutional Court.

Left in the lurch: New hope for women in polygynous limbo

A new court ruling will help women in polygynous marriages access their rights to inheritance after the death of a husband, writes Faranaaz Parker.

When ‘culture’ clashes with gender rights

Ukuthwala is a practice that involves the abduction and forced marriage of girls who are frequently under-aged.

Bound by the bill of rights

A constitutional expert examines what the imperative to respect cultural diversity really means, in terms of customary law.

By force of law

Customary law is not separate and distinct from the Constitution. Its existence and authority are drawn from it, argues a constitutional expert.

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