Nombuyiselo Siholongonyane v. Mholi Joseph Sihlongonyane

Husband challenged his wife’s capacity to initiate legal proceedings without his consent. The common law permitted a married woman to sue without the consent of her husband only if the woman attained approval from the court first. The High Court held that this common law requirement was unfair discrimination because it applied only to women and not to men, a violation of Sections 20 and 28 of the Constitution, which respectively state that “all persons are equal before and under the law” and that “women have the right to equal treatment with men.”

Geographical location 

Year 

2013

Jurisdiction 

Avon Center work product 

ID 

1048