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PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO FORM 3 OF THE MAGISTRATES' COURTS RULES: SUMMONS (IN WHICH IS INCLUDED AN AUTOMATIC RENT INTERDICT)
The Rules Board for Courts of Law intends amending Form 3 of the Magistrates' Courts Rules, as reflected in Annexure A hereto. The proposed amendment essentially entails the insertion of the following paragraph into Form 3:
"Thereafter, within 20 days after filing and serving a notice of intention to defend as aforesaid, file with the clerk of the court (registrar in the Regional Court form) and serve upon the plaintiff or plaintiff's attorney a plea, exception, notice to strike out with or without a counter-claim.".

As part of its consultative process, the Rules Board hereby invites your comments on the envisaged amendments, for submission to the Secretariat by no later than 6 December 2019. Submissions can be sent via hand delivery, post, facsimile or email as follows:
PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 2nd Floor, Centre Walk East Tower, 266 Pretorius Street, Pretoria.
POSTAL ADDRESS: P. 0. Box 13106, The Tramshed, 0126.
FACSIMILE: (012) 326 8018.
EMAIL: Mr. Nkosinathi Masako (NMaseko@justice.gov.za).
Further enquiries may be directed to (012) 326 8014 / 8045.

PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO MAGISTRATES' COURTS RULE 54 AND PROPOSED INSERTION OF FORM 59: ACTIONS BY AND AGAINST PARTNERS, A PERSON CARRYING ON BUSINESS IN A NAME OR STYLE OTHER THAN HIS OR HER OWN NAME, AN UNINCORPORATED COMPANY, SYNDICATE OR ASSOCIATION
The Rules Board for Courts of Law is in the process of reviewing and amending Magistrates' Courts Rule 54. Some of the envisaged amendments are aimed at aligning the rule with corresponding Uniform Rule 14 of the High Court, albeit with appropriate adjustments. This also entails introducing a new Form 59 into the Magistrates' Courts Rules, designed along the lines of Form 8 of the Uniform Rules, with variations.

The proposed amendments to Magistrates' Courts Rule 54 and Form 59 are contained in the link. As part of its consultative process, the Rules Board hereby invites your comments on the proposed amendments, for submission to the Secretariat by no later than 13 December 2019. Submissions can be sent via hand delivery, post, facsimile or email as follows:
PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 2nd Floor, Centre Walk East Tower, 266 Pretorius Street, Pretoria.
POSTAL ADDRESS: P. 0. Box 13106, The Tramshed, 0126.
FACSIMILE: (012) 326 8018.
EMAIL: Mr. Nkosinathi Masako (NMaseko@iustice.gov.za).