Hi Donovan, I have met the girl I want to marry. According to our tradition I need to pay lobola. I would like to start saving before I even ask her, but have a few concerns.
I am not sure that I earn enough to
The Recognition of Customary Marriages Act (“RCMA”) became law on 15 November 2000. If you were in an existing customary marriage before this date, your marriage is still recognised under the new law, as the RCMA has retrospective effect.
As a result, the RCMA regulates all customary
Lobola is contributing to a drop in the number of marriages per year in South Africa, causing the number of co-habiting couples to rise.
Civil marriage numbers are down 11% from their levels 10 years ago. According to statistics, there were 158,640 civil marriages in 2013