The department of home affairs in South Africa has gazetted a new green paper for Marriage Act.
One of the proposals in the gazette is the recognition of polyandry.
This would allow women to marry more than one man at the same time.
This proposal has however sparked off a lot of debate in South Africa.
A referendum is presently in place and members of the public have until the end of June to comment.
It is worthy of note, that in South Africa presently, men are currently allowed by law to have more than one wife, a practice called polygyny.