Article written by S’negugu Dlamini, Candidate Attorney, checked by Jordan Dias, Associate and released by Chantelle Gladwin-Wood, Partner at Schindlers Attorneys 11 July 2022 Introduction The Bwanya judgment deals with the right of a surviving life partner in a permanent opposite-sex life partnership to inherit or claim maintenance from the deceased partner’s estate. Pursuant to
SUMMARY The First Applicant (“MLN”), South African Citizen and member of South African National Defence Force, and the Second Applicant (“DMN”), a citizen of the Democratic Republic of Congo (“DRC”) (collectively referred to as “the Parties”), met whilst DMN was posted in the DRC as a peacekeeper. The Parties married in DRC, their marriage, however,