LIVING TOGETHER ARTICLES
Editor’s note: the law has since changed. In the Bwanya case, The Constitutional Court held that Section 1(1) of the Intestate Succession Act is unconstitutional and invalid insofar as it excludes the surviving life partner in a permanent opposite-sex life partnership from inheriting in terms of this Act and that the word “spouse” includes a partner in a permanent opposite-sex life partnership in which the partners had undertaken reciprocal duties of support. The judgement also deals with same-sex partners that cohabit permanently, maintenance claims, etc.
Written by Sasha Kadish A client and his girlfriend bought a house together. Their relationship soured, and they reached an impasse. Each wanted to stay
In the case of Richard Gordon Volks NO v Ethel Robinson and Others, the Constitutional Court heard an application concerning a woman who wanted to
There is no law that deems a member’s pension assets to be transferred into a partnership and be available as a partnership asset to be