Divorce and Marriage Law
South Africa

How old do you have to be to get married in South Africa?

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2010-12-21 21:38:55
2010-12-21 21:38:55

When you are legally an adult (at 18) you can get married by yourself. At 16 you may get married if you have permission from your parents and your spouse's parents (if he/she is under 18 too). Traditional marriages can happen at any age, although I think they only get a government marriage certificate at 18.

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