Marriage Amendment Act, 1964
(English text signed by the State President.)
(Assented to 18th February, 1964.)
Be it enacted by the State President, the Senate and the House of Assembly of the Republic of South Africa, as follows:―
1. (1) Section twelve of the Marriage Act, 1961, is hereby amended by the insertion in paragraph (a) after the word “belongs” of the words “or where in the opinion of the minister of religion of the congregation in question or his duly authorized substitute he or she usually attends divine service”.
(2) In deciding on the validity of any marriage solemnized after the commencement of the Marriage Act, 1961, which has not before the commencement of this section been declared invalid by a competent court, section twelve of the said Act shall be construed as if sub-section (1) of this section was in force on the date on which such marriage was solemnized and had been in force at all relevant times prior to that date.
2. Section fifteen of the Marriage Act, 1961, is hereby amended by the insertion in sub-section (1) after the word “published” where it occurs for the first time of the words “or his duly authorized representative”.
3. This Act shall be called the Marriage Amendment Act, 1964.