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  1. The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has published a Green Paper (Policy Discussion Paper)

    that will guide the drafting of a new marriage law in South Africa. The proposed changes will affect
    marriages and civil unions of all people who live in the country though not in the same way.
                                             

  2. The department invites you to share your views on some of the contentious issues that are covered
    in the current Green Paper which is
    not yet an official position of government.

  3. We invite you to spend few minutes of your precious time to fill this non-compulsory questionnaire to

    give your views on marriages. This questionnaire is anonymous and your name and surname are not
    required.
                            

  4. The questionnaire may be emailed to marriagegreenpaper@dha.gov.za or submitted to the nearest

    Home Affairs office.

(a) Polygamous Marriages
(a.a) Should polygamy be reserved for men (males) only?
(a.b) Should polygamy be allowed for all persons irrespective of their sex and gender; that is males, females and non-binary persons?
(b) Children Marriages
(b.a) Should children marriages be continued as per the current law that allows persons as young as 16 years to marry?
(b.b) Should the marriage age be changed to 18 years in line with the Children’s Act?
(c) Consent to a marriage
(c.a) Should consent by all intending spouses be compulsory for all marriages including customary and religious marriages?
(c.b) Should consent of one of the intending spouses or parents be sufficient for all marriages including customary and religious marriages?
(d) Royal and customary marriages
(d.a) Should the marriage legislation recognise a wife who is married to give birth to a future king?
(e) Solemnisation of marriages
(e.a) Should it be compulsory for all marriage officers (government and religious leaders) to solemnise all marriages and civil unions?
(e.b) Should the government allow all social groups (religious, cultural and non- religious) to solemnise marriages in line with their beliefs or values?
(f) Other
(f.a) Monogamous heterosexual marriage must not be redefined to include same-sex and transgender unions. The proposed “Single Marriage Statute” can recognise, protect and regulate the different categories of marriage in South Africa by including three chapters that identify the three (or more) categories of marriages and protected relationships in the proposed new legislation.*Tick to agree to the below
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  1. The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has published a Green Paper (Policy Discussion Paper)

    that will guide the drafting of a new marriage law in South Africa. The proposed changes will affect
    marriages and civil unions of all people who live in the country though not in the same way.
                                             

  2. The department invites you to share your views on some of the contentious issues that are covered
    in the current Green Paper which is
    not yet an official position of government.

  3. We invite you to spend few minutes of your precious time to fill this non-compulsory questionnaire to

    give your views on marriages. This questionnaire is anonymous and your name and surname are not
    required.
                            

  4. The questionnaire may be emailed to marriagegreenpaper@dha.gov.za or submitted to the nearest

    Home Affairs office.

(a) Polygamous Marriages
(a.a) Should polygamy be reserved for men (males) only?
(a.b) Should polygamy be allowed for all persons irrespective of their sex and gender; that is males, females and non-binary persons?
(b) Children Marriages
(b.a) Should children marriages be continued as per the current law that allows persons as young as 16 years to marry?
(b.b) Should the marriage age be changed to 18 years in line with the Children’s Act?
(c) Consent to a marriage
(c.a) Should consent by all intending spouses be compulsory for all marriages including customary and religious marriages?
(c.b) Should consent of one of the intending spouses or parents be sufficient for all marriages including customary and religious marriages?
(d) Royal and customary marriages
(d.a) Should the marriage legislation recognise a wife who is married to give birth to a future king?
(e) Solemnisation of marriages
(e.a) Should it be compulsory for all marriage officers (government and religious leaders) to solemnise all marriages and civil unions?
(e.b) Should the government allow all social groups (religious, cultural and non- religious) to solemnise marriages in line with their beliefs or values?
(f) Other
(f.a) Monogamous heterosexual marriage must not be redefined to include same-sex and transgender unions. The proposed “Single Marriage Statute” can recognise, protect and regulate the different categories of marriage in South Africa by including three chapters that identify the three (or more) categories of marriages and protected relationships in the proposed new legislation.*Tick to agree to the below
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