Special License marriage

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I've come across two South African marriage certificates recently which have a special license on them. Is there any reason other than age that a special license might be issued? Their ages are 18 and 21 on the one and 19 and 23 on the other.
in Genealogy Help by Brenda Huber G2G3 (3.2k points)

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I think, that in both marriages, one of the spouses was under age of majority

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marriage_Act,_1961_(South_Africa)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Children%27s_Act,_2005

Or maybe it was somehow connected with South African apartheid laws?

by anonymous G2G4 (4.4k points)

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