Prohibition of Mixed Marriages Amendment Act, 1968

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Prohibition of Mixed Marriages Amendment Act, 1968  (1968) 
enacted by the Parliament of South Africa
The "Prohibition of Mixed Marriages Amendment Act, 1968" (Act No. 21 of 1968) was a South African Act of Parliament which amended the Prohibition of Mixed Marriages Act, 1949 to extend it to invalidate inter-racial marriages entered into by South African men living outside South Africa. It was effectively repealed by the Immorality and Prohibition of Mixed Marriages Amendment Act, 1985 on 19 June 1985.

Act

To amend the Prohibition of Mixed Marriages Act, 1949, so as to extend the provisions of section 1 (2) thereof to male persons who are not domiciled in the Republic but who are South African citizens.



(English text signed by the Acting State President.)
(Assented to 15th March, 1968.)


Be it enacted by the State President, the Senate and the House of Assembly of the Republic of South Africa, as follows:―


Amendment of section 1 of Act 55 of 1949.

1. Section 1 of the Prohibition of Mixed Marriages Act, 1949, is hereby amended by the substitution for subsection (2) of the following subsection:

“(2) If any male person who is a South African citizen or is domiciled in the Republic enters into a marriage outside the Republic which cannot be solemnized in the Republic in terms of subsection (1), such marriage shall be void and of no effect in the Republic.”.


Short title.

2. This Act shall be called the Prohibition of Mixed Marriages Amendment Act, 1968.

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