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Title:The KwaZulu Act on the code of Zulu law, 6 of 1981: a guide to intending spouses and some comments on the custom of Lobolo
Author:Hlophe, J.M.
Periodical:The Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa
Geographic terms:KwaZulu
South Africa
Abstract:Purpose is to examine the new KwaZulu Act on the code of Zulu law and to deal briefly with recent modifications relating to the age of majority of KwaZulu women. Although this Act is substantially a re-enactment of the Old Code (Proclamation R195 of 1967 except for Chapter 2), it has brought about far-reaching changes that have completely transformed Zulu law. Prior to the new Act, African women in Natal were minors in law. They had no independent powers to act even if they had reached the age of 21 years. Guardian's consent was essential for juristic acts to be validly performed. In this article, it is also proposed that the custom of Ilobolo should be prohibited by law because it clashes with the realities of modern society. Notes.