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Customary Marriage

The Recognition of a Customary Marriage: A Marriage in Community of Property

In South Africa, the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act 120 of 1998 delineates the prerequisites, registration process, and proprietary outcomes of customary unions. To validate a customary marriage, both parties must be of legal age, consent, and adhere to customary law. Registration, though not obligatory, is pivotal for legal recognition, necessitating documentation including a certified death certificate and the Lobola letter. Failure to register within three months doesn’t nullify the marriage. Proprietary consequences default to a community of property and profit unless specified in an antenuptial contract, which must precede customary rites. It’s essential to recognize that customary unions typically entail community of property unless legally altered beforehand, underscoring the importance of proactive legal measures.

Estate

The Administration of a Deceased’s Estate: 10 Steps of Administration

Navigating the intricate process of estate administration requires careful attention to detail and adherence to legal requirements. From reporting the estate to distribution, each step plays a crucial role in ensuring a smooth transition of assets. Here, we outline the essential steps involved in administering a deceased’s estate, providing clarity and guidance for Executors tasked with this responsibility.

Speaking Engagements

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I Am A Lady of Justice Workshop(29/06/2024): Sister In Law

Family homes are the foundation of a community’s wealth and Zola’s area of practice focuses on educating families on how to protect their assets. Zola will be educating us on the importance of wills and estate planning and will provide a high-level overview of winding up of a deceased estate.

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Finance And Funding MasterClass: Elique Advisory

Join us for an insightful discussion on Finance and Funding led by industry experts Lornelle Jonas, Emmanuella Da Graca, Louise Darko, and Zola Mbatha. This masterclass is tailor-made for business owners seeking to push their ventures to greater heights and strategically plan for the future.

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I Am A Lady of Justice Workshop(09/03/2024): Sister In Law

Family homes are the foundation of a community’s wealth and Zola’s area of practice focuses on educating families on how to protect their assets. Zola will be educating us on the importance of wills and estate planning and will provide a high-level overview of winding up of a deceased estate.

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The Africa Financial Inclusion Summit & Expo 2024

The summit will in part explore the critical role of financial services providers, Fintechs, Stock Exchanges and Capital Markets in deepening financial inclusion in Africa. The 2 day summit and expo brings together key financial services stakeholders, central banks, reserve banks, capital markets authorities, stock exchanges, regulators, policy makers, fintechs, mobile payment systems, governments, innovators, technology solution providers, social impact enterprises, banks, telecommunications firms, researchers, Development Finance Institutions, Non-Governmental organisations, entrepreneurs, start-ups, investors, family offices and philanthropists etc. seeking to address the financial inclusion gap as well as to deepen and accelerate financial inclusion on the continent.

Our Legal Clinics

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Pimville Legal Clinic

On the 10th of March 2022, we held a legal clinic at Konka Soweto that started at 5pm. It was an absolute honor and pleasure to spend the evening with the residents of Pimville most of whom were very troubled by their personal circumstances. I was saddened by the amount of heartache and strain that the elderly displayed and hope that our session makes a little difference to them.