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Deputy Minister Jeffery calls for inputs on the draft guidelines for Commissioners and Clerks of the Small Claims Courts

13 October 2016

Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, Mr John Jeffery calls on members of the public to make inputs on the draft guidelines for Commissioners and Clerks of the Small Claims Courts. This call is intended to ensure that the guidelines are comprehensive and reflective of inputs from the public and any other interested stakeholders.

Deputy Minister Jeffery said that although the State plays a key role in the functioning of the Small Claims Courts, it is important for the courts to be owned by the entire population in order for them to be impactful. 

The draft guidelines may be accessed on the departmental website: Members of the public have until 1 November 2016 to make inputs. Inputs will be considered in the finalisation of the guidelines and will apply to the functionality of all 371 Small Claims Courts nationally.

The Small Claims Courts are used to settle minor civil disputes and claims not exceeding R15 000, without representation by an attorney. Any person may lodge a claim in a Small Claims Court and its services are rendered free of charge.

Interested parties or individuals may submit to:

Adv. Pieter A du Rand
Chief Director:  Court Services
Street Address: West Tower, Room 8.03, Momentum City Walk, 329 Pretorius Street, Pretoria, RSA
Postal Address: Private Bag X 81, Pretoria, 0001, RSA
Tel: (012) 315 1219, Fax: (012) 315 1888

Issued by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development

Mthunzi Mhaga
Spokesperson for the Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services