Mary de Haas, an anthropologist and Honorary Research Fellow in the Faculty of Law, University of KZN, will give a lecture on polygamy on Wednesday 21 April 2010 at 18h00. The venue for the lecture is MTB C1, Howard College campus of University of KZN. This lecture is part of the Life Long Learning programme, details of which can be found at www.LLLkzn.net.

Polygamy, a form of marriage which allows a man or a woman to be married to more than one spouse simultaneously, is a topical and controversial practice in South Africa.  Using an historical and comparative perspective, this lecture looks at the implications, including legal, of polygamy in contemporary society, especially for women married according to African customary law.

Pre-bookings for this and other Life Long Learning lectures should be done on line at www.LLLkzn.net Please note that this lecture is free to registered university students.

We have an article on our Community Memory about Isithembu or polygamy in Zulu culture.

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