WINDHOEK: Chairperson of the Law Reform and Development Commission, Sacky Shangala says provision should be made for the introduction of several other marriage regimes in the country.
Shangala made this observation in an interview with Nampa recently, following a Family Law workshop which the Law Reform and Development Commission held in Swakopmund in July this year.
He said that in the commission’s proposed plan of action, which will be tabled in Parliament soon, it advised that more marriage regime systems should be introduced.
Currently, there are two marriage regimes applicable in Namibia – customary and civil, with ‘in community of property’ and ‘out of community of property’ being options under the civil marriage regime.
Shangala said many issues were raised during that workshop which suggested further consultation on customary marriages and introducing polygamous marriages.
‘Another area of focus was customary marriages, which are not really recognised by law, and whether we should have marriage registers for customary marriages and also if the dissolution of such marriages should be recorded,’ the law reform chief said.
2 (WINDHOEK) – Close to 30 young people from Southern Africa are gathered in the capital for the Southern African Regional Youth Forum (SARYF), which commenced here yesterday.
The participants who are from Botswana, Madagascar, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe and the host Namibia, will discuss the challenges, opportunities and visions involved in youth development in Southern Africa.
The forum is hosted by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) in partnership with the National Youth Council.
A media statement issued by FES here yesterday said the main objectives of the forum include bringing together from different countries in Southern Africa, for the first time ever, past graduates of youth leadership development programmes and youth involved in FES programmes and the creating of a platform for sharing and networking.
The SARYF is aimed at building on diverse experiences and bringing together people with diverse backgrounds from different cultural, social, economic and political backgrounds.