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Not yet feeling ready to get married, have kids, and adopt a cat together? Then you and your partner need to think carefully before moving in together. This significant step can be just as impactful on a seemingly strong relationship as a newborn or buying

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Common law marriages are not recognised in South African law. The amount of time a couple has been living together does not translate into a “default marriage”. As such, the laws that protect individuals in a marital relationship will not apply to couples who live

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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

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