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Deputy Minister Jeffery to officially launch a Small Claims Court in Tiyani

04 November 2015

The Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, John Jeffery, MP, will officially launch a Small Claims Court at Tiyani Magistrate’s Court, Limpopo, on Friday 06 November 2015. The event will also be attended by the Executive Mayor of Vhembe District Municipality, Cllr TB Matibe, Tiyani Tribal Authority and Chairperson of the Advisory Board, Mr R Muthambi, as well as 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 R15 000 for free. Thus far, the department has established 365 Small Claims Courts nationally.  Additional Courts are being established on a continuous basis. 

Members of the media are invited to the event as follows:
Date               :        06 November 2015
Time              :         09:00
Venue            :        Assembly of God Church, Tiyani, Vongani  

For media confirmations contact: Emmah Maluleke on 073 430 5480 /Emmaluleke@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 / Mediaenquiries@justice.gov.za