New Submissions Made and Accepted
Submission Regarding Proposed Rule Amendments
The Law Clinic made extensive submissions in relation to proposed amendments to Magistrates’ Courts Rule 5 which deals with the summons. The submissions related to a reconsideration of the function and requirements of the simple and combined summons in terms of the rules regarding matters where the National Credit Act 34 of 2005 applies. We are pleased that the Rules Board recently published amendments to the rules in accordance with these suggestions, to come into operation on 1 December 2020. We view this development as another important step in the efforts to increase consumer protection and debt justice.