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South Africa Considers Legalising Women To Marry More Than One Man by TMKsouth: 9:54pm On May 08
Mixed feelings about allowing SA women to marry more than one man

While South Africa's marriage laws could in the near future allow women to marry more than one husband (polyandry), just as polygamous men can have many wives, there is still uncertainty surrounding the concept.

Legalisation of polyandry is one of the wide-ranging proposals in the Green Paper on Marriages. The country's Department of Home Affairs published the landmark 67-page policy document this week.

The department stressed in the document that it sought to create a new marriage act that will allow all in the country to have recognised, legal marriages.

A few types of marriages in the country are not recognised; and on the other hand, marriage legislation is deemed to not promote equality.

Hindu, Jewish, Muslim and Rastafarian marriages are not recognised by South African law and the Green Paper also puts up proposals for their recognition.

“Moreover, activists submitted that equality demands that polyandry be legally recognised as a form of marriage,” said the document.

Polyandry and polygamy emerged as some of controversial topics during the ministerial dialogues.

Traditional leaders were among those who objected to polyandry and labelled it an “unacceptable practice because it is not of African origin”, revealed the document.

“Ironically, stakeholders who believed in the practice of polygamy (polygyny) were opposed to the practice of polyandry,” commented the department.

The public has until the end of June to comment on the department’s proposals.

Home Affairs said it was aware its process was bound to ruffle feathers, but maintained the changes were necessary.

“This is the beginning of a crucial public discourse that will re-define the concept of marriage in South Africa,” it said.

“The process will unearth issues that may make some of us uncomfortable, but will encourage dialogue within the South African and international communities.”

https://www.iol.co.za/pretoria-news/news/mixed-feelings-about-allowing-sa-women-to-marry-more-than-one-man-83a8b9b0-24dc-4372-9b88-aba3daa438e9

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Re: South Africa Considers Legalising Women To Marry More Than One Man by Opak001(m): 9:56pm On May 08
Who will now be responsible for the children and their wellbeing

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Re: South Africa Considers Legalising Women To Marry More Than One Man by ramdris(m): 9:58pm On May 08
SA is a land of oddness.. Dunno why I so dislike that country... They were better of during apartheid .....

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Re: South Africa Considers Legalising Women To Marry More Than One Man by UDUJ(m): 9:59pm On May 08
Not surprised one bit. South African ladies are probably the most promiscuous set of females in Africa. I still remember how easy it was to get laid there back in 2014 smiley

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Re: South Africa Considers Legalising Women To Marry More Than One Man by UDUJ(m): 10:06pm On May 08
Vulcanheph:

I hope you checked yourself for STDs... Because that country has a high number of HIV/AIDS carriers

I always use a condom bro. I trust no one cool

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Re: South Africa Considers Legalising Women To Marry More Than One Man by DONFASZY(m): 10:17pm On May 08
Does it mean 1 man cant satisfy a woman in SA

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Re: South Africa Considers Legalising Women To Marry More Than One Man by nero2face: 10:25pm On May 08
I think this is good for those species that complain of *5mins man*

With this, 5mins + 5mins = 10mins...

Yeye country called South Africa

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Re: South Africa Considers Legalising Women To Marry More Than One Man by TMKsouth: 10:28pm On May 08
FEBRUARY 2019

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Re: South Africa Considers Legalising Women To Marry More Than One Man by TMKsouth: 10:39pm On May 08
Polyandry in Nigeria

Although largely uncommon in Nigeria, there are tribes in Nigeria that also allow polyandry. Among the Irigwe of Northern Nigeria, women have traditionally acquired numerous spouses called “co-husbands”. The Irigwe people of Nigeria practiced a woman having co-husbands until their council voted to outlaw it in 1968. Until then, women moved from house to house, taking on multiple spouses, and the children’s paternity was assigned to the husband whose house the woman lived in at the time.

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Re: South Africa Considers Legalising Women To Marry More Than One Man by CharisEleos(f): 10:42pm On May 08
It is finished!

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Re: South Africa Considers Legalising Women To Marry More Than One Man by TMKsouth: 10:50pm On May 08
DONFASZY:
Does it mean 1 man cant satisfy a woman in SA

Men aren't satisfied with 1 woman either - globally.

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Re: South Africa Considers Legalising Women To Marry More Than One Man by Nobody: 11:20pm On May 08
the same south africa they want to consider better than nigeria

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Re: South Africa Considers Legalising Women To Marry More Than One Man by doggedfighter(f): 11:34pm On May 08
South Africa, here I come grin


Officially having two men is bae !

Who said I can't have it all after all grin

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Re: South Africa Considers Legalising Women To Marry More Than One Man by TMKsouth: 11:51pm On May 08
ramdris:


SA is a land of oddness.. Dunno why I so dislike that country... They were better of during apartheid .....

The quest for equality should not be odd, it should be the norm.

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Re: South Africa Considers Legalising Women To Marry More Than One Man by nateDZA(m): 12:13am On May 09
TMKsouth:
Polyandry in Nigeria

Although largely uncommon in Nigeria, there are tribes in Nigeria that also allow polyandry. Among the Irigwe of Northern Nigeria, women have traditionally acquired numerous spouses called “co-husbands”. The Irigwe people of Nigeria practiced a woman having co-husbands until their council voted to outlaw it in 1968. Until then, women moved from house to house, taking on multiple spouses, and the children’s paternity was assigned to the husband whose house the woman lived in at the time.
shocked IrigWe tribe frOm PLateau State...Big fAt aSs LieS...where did yOu get thiS stOry?!! frOm a hungRy aSs bLogger i gueSs...Dayummm!!

I BLame Ifedayo Oshin, sat dOwn sOmewhere in the SoufweSt region & wrOte jargons juSt tO get traffic tO his fake aSs BLog, he haS probably neVer eVer viSited the IrigWe tribe of Miango Chiefdom in PLateau State tO learn about the peopLe, eVen using piCtures of innocent locals in the early 19th century when the Europeans came...thOse young men in the picture Ifedayo Oshin used are young agile soLid IrigWe MiangO dancers, their jumping nO be here!

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Re: South Africa Considers Legalising Women To Marry More Than One Man by TMKsouth: 12:43am On May 09
nateDZA:
shocked IrigWe tribe frOm PLateau State...Big fAt aSs LieS...where did yOu get thiS stOry?!! frOm a hungRy aSs bLogger i gueSs...Dayummm!!

Lol grin

Yes i got it from Ifedayo.
Re: South Africa Considers Legalising Women To Marry More Than One Man by Karlovych: 1:48am On May 09
grin grin grin So DNA test will be required each time their child is born, worst case she still commits paternity fraud on the both of them

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Re: South Africa Considers Legalising Women To Marry More Than One Man by DAramis: 2:22am On May 09
“Ironically, stakeholders who believed in the practice of polygamy (polygyny) were opposed to the practice of polyandry,” commented the department. shocked grin grin

An average African man would never subscribe to Polyandry whatever. It is alien to African culture. wink

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Re: South Africa Considers Legalising Women To Marry More Than One Man by selemempe: 2:56am On May 09
Bantu laws

A country with a strong foundation that should focus on science and tech to change the narrative for blacks is focusing on polyandry.

Who did this to Africa? undecided

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Re: South Africa Considers Legalising Women To Marry More Than One Man by mytime24(f): 5:02am On May 09
EndTime law


#Righteousness over to U

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Re: South Africa Considers Legalising Women To Marry More Than One Man by femi4: 5:42am On May 09
The future is South Africa

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Re: South Africa Considers Legalising Women To Marry More Than One Man by TMKsouth: 7:35am On May 09
selemempe:
Bantu laws

A country with a strong foundation that should focus on science and tech to change the narrative for blacks is focusing on polyandry.

Who did this to Africa? undecided

This is Home Affairs doing its job. Department of Science and Technology also does its job separately, and is very good at it.

So no-one did anything to Africa cool

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Re: South Africa Considers Legalising Women To Marry More Than One Man by Randy100: 8:05am On May 09
Men of this generation, weak ass men. I wish them well as they share 1 kpekus, when kpekus yakpa everywhere.

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Re: South Africa Considers Legalising Women To Marry More Than One Man by JaceBlaze: 8:15am On May 09
Some strong forces from outer space should hurry up and colonise Earth.Things are getting out of hand down here embarassed sad angry

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Re: South Africa Considers Legalising Women To Marry More Than One Man by TMKsouth: 8:18am On May 09
JaceBlaze:
Some strong forces from outer space should hurry up and colonise Earth.Things are getting out of hand down here embarassed sad angry

Didn't know u were conservative Jace.
Re: South Africa Considers Legalising Women To Marry More Than One Man by DAMN99: 8:21am On May 09
doggedfighter:
South Africa, here I come grin


Officially have two men is bae !
What if 2 men don't want to have you? grin

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Re: South Africa Considers Legalising Women To Marry More Than One Man by kikelomo68469: 8:30am On May 09
:Does it mean 1 man cant satisfy a woman in SAMen aren't satisfied with 1 woman either - globally.
Re: South Africa Considers Legalising Women To Marry More Than One Man by JaceBlaze: 8:32am On May 09
TMKsouth:


Didn't know u were conservative Jace.

I just find some things a little outlandish.I know I would never share a partner lol

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Re: South Africa Considers Legalising Women To Marry More Than One Man by TMKsouth: 8:43am On May 09
JaceBlaze:


I just find some things a little outlandish.I know I would never share a partner lol

Cool, I get that.

I prefer liberal governance - it considers and protects other people's worldviews, especially minorities and the vulnerable.

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Re: South Africa Considers Legalising Women To Marry More Than One Man by JaceBlaze: 9:52am On May 09
TMKsouth:


Cool, I get that.

I prefer liberal governance - it considers and protects other people's worldviews, especially minorities and the vulnerable.

You are right,everybody's views and preferences must be considered.

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Re: South Africa Considers Legalising Women To Marry More Than One Man by selemempe: 9:55am On May 09
TMKsouth:


This is Home Affairs doing its job. Department of Science and Technology also does its job separately, and is very good at it.

So no-one did anything to Africa cool
it is a stupid Bantu law. No serious country should be considering it

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