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South Africans including social media users have been kept busy in the past week trying to figure out what Polyandry is and how it really works especially in the African societies.

Polyandry is a form of polygamy in which a woman has more than one husband while polyginy is a form of polygamy in which a man has more than one wife.

Unlike Polyandry, Polygamy is common and practiced in Africa. In South Africa, only polygyny is currently recognised where polygamous men can have several wives at once.

The Department of Home Affairs recently published a landmark policy document calling for polyandry to be legally recognised as a form of marriage. This they said was a way of promoting equality in the country.

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