Department of Home Affairs - Services: Marriage/Divorce

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When you get married, you will be issued with a marriage certificate free of charge. If you want to get a copy of the certificate at a later date, you need to: Fill in application...
The Department of Home Affairs has launched a new online marriage verification service as part of the Check Your Marital Status Campaign.The service has been made available to assist in preventing and...
The Civil Union Act (effective from December 2006) allows anyone - regardless of their sexual orientation - to marry either through a civil union, a civil marriage or a customary marriage. Civil unions may be conducted by: Designated marriage...
In South Africa, the definition of a customary marriage is one that is "negotiated, celebrated or concluded according to any of the systems of indigenous African customary law which exist in South Africa". This does not include marriages concluded in...
Married couples can dissolve their marriage through divorce. This ends the marriage and the divorced parties can legally marry again.The divorce process will depend on whether the marriage is a civil marriage or a customary marriage. Civil marriages are...
Boys under 18 and girls under 15 cannot get married without special permission and anyone under the age of 21 has to get their parents' permission before they can get married.A marriage contracted without the required consent is voidable. This means that...