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Deputy Minister John Jeffrey to officially open a Small Claims Court in Nsikazi

30 September 2015

The Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, John Jeffrey, MP, will officially open a Small Claims Court at Nsikazi Magistrate’s Court on Friday 02 October 2015. The event will also be attended by various stakeholders in the legal service who serve as commissioners.

The opening of the Small Claims Court is part of the department strategy to bring access to justice closer to the people.

Small Claims Courts are used to settle minor civil disputes that are less than R15000. Thus far, the department has established 362 Small Claims Courts nationally. 
Members of the media are invited to the event as follows:
Date               :        02 October 2015
Time              :         09:00
Venue            :        Nsikazi Magistrate Court (Mpumalanga) 

For media confirmations contact: Solomon Mahlangu on 082 500 4257 / SoMahlangu@justice.gov.za or Victor Phala on 082 465 2469 / VPhala@justice.gov.za                

Issued by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development  

Enquiries: Advocate Mthunzi Mhaga
Spokesperson for the for the Ministry of Justice and Correctional services
083 641 8141