Grounds for Divorce in South Africa

In order to obtain a divorce in South Africa, you need to satisfy the court that the marriage has irretrievably broken down.

‘Irretrievable breakdown’ means that the marital relationship between the parties has reached such a state of disintegration that there is no reasonable prospect of the restoration of a normal marital relationship between them.

The following reasons may be considered as an indication that the marriage has irretrievably broken down:

  • The parties no longer feel any love or affection for each other;
  • The parties no longer communicate as husband and wife nor afford each other marital privileges;
  • The parties have not shared a common home for a long period;
  • A spouse became involved in an extramarital relationship;
  • One spouse abandoned the other;
  • One spouse abused the other; and/or
  • One spouse has been institutionalised for mental illness for at least 2 years.

The information that you may require to complete the online application:

  • Both parties’ full name and identity number or date of birth (if foreign)
  • Address, occupation and contact information of each party.
  • Date and place of marriage.
  • Matrimonial property regime (i.e. in community or out of community of property).
  • Reasons for breakdown of the marriage.
  • Details of minor children if applicable.

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