Matrimonial Property Amendment Act, 1986
To amend the Matrimonial Property Act, 1984, so as to empower the Minister of Justice to extend the periods within which spouses to certain marriages may cause certain provisions of that Act to apply to their marriages; and to provide for incidental matters.
(Afrikaans text signed by the State President.)
(Assented to 3 September 1986.)
Be it enacted by the State President and the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, as follows:―
2. Section 25 of the principal Act is hereby amended by the substitution for subsection (2) of the following subsection:
“(2) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in any law or the common law contained, the spouses to a marriage, other than a marriage contemplated in subsection (1), entered into before the commencement of this Act may—
by the execution and the registration in a registry within two years after the said commencement or such longer period, but not less than six months, determined by the Minister by notice in the Gazette, of a notarial contract to that effect, and in such a case those provisions apply from the date on which the contract concerned was so registered.
3. This Act shall be called the Matrimonial Property Amendment Act, 1986.