IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

PRESS STATEMENT

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: 19 JULY 2019

The SA LAW COMMISSIONS’ PROJECT 144 SINGLE MARRIAGE STATUTE (SMS) ISSUE PAPER 35

DEADLINE FOR COMMENT & SUBMISSIONS EXTENDED TO 31 AUGUST 2019

 

Following representations by The Association of Muslim Accountants and Lawyers (AMAL) and the United Ulema Council of SA (UUCSA), the Law Reform Commission (LRC) has consented to an extension to the  deadline  for comments and submissions, from 31 July 2019 to 31 August 2019.

The request for an extension followed a resolution taken at Amals’ National Membership Consultative Workshop on the SMS held earlier this month, to allow for further consultations, debate and discussions to take place amongst the Muslim Stakeholder bodies with a view to achieving as much consensus before submissions are lodged with  the Law Commission.

Amal Members had also, in the months prior, met with a wide range of stakeholders including Ulema bodies with a view to harnessing the various skills, expert legal, intellectual and Shariah minds and resources to ensure the deliberations and submission, which will eventually contribute to a historic Act of Parliament affecting all marriages in South Africa including muslim marriages, takes into account the needs and concerns of the muslim community.