LIVING TOGETHER ARTICLES

Bwanya case

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.

Cohabitation

A relationship where two unmarried adults live together and conduct their relationship like a married couple. Many people cohabit, but unfortunately, cohabitation is currently not

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