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Title:Botswana Matrimonial Causes Act: Further Proposals for Divorce Reform
Author:Sanders, A.J.G.M.
Periodical:Pula: Botswana Journal of African Studies (ISSN 0256-2316)
Geographic term:Botswana
Law, Human Rights and Violence
Women's Issues
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Abstract:The Matrimonial causes Act 1 of 1973 was passed by the National Assembly of Botswana on 27 October 1972. It was assented to by the then President, the late Sir Seretse Khama, on 2 February 1973 and entered into force a week later on 9 February. The Act applies to civil marriages only. As its short title indicates the Act deals with matrimonial causes, that is to say, divorce, judicial separation and the annulment of marriages and matters incidental thereto such as the property rights of spouses, custody, guardianship, maintenance and the jurisdiction of the courts. The author reviews the Act ten years after its promulgation, concentrating in particular on its key provisions, those relating to divorce. - Notes.