oa De Rebus - Encumbering proceedings for the plaintiffs - recent changes to the summary judgment procedure : feature
|Article Title||Encumbering proceedings for the plaintiffs - recent changes to the summary judgment procedure : feature|
|© Publisher:||Law Society of South Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Bouwer Cardona Inc|
|Publication Date||Oct 2015|
|Pages||34 - 35|
The origins of the summary judgment as a procedural remedy is well entrenched within our current legal system, and can be traced back to 1855 when the British parliament enacted Order XIV under the Judicature Acts, in order to grant plaintiffs speedy relief against defendants who did not have a bona fide defence to claims (see Joob Joob Investments (Pty) Ltd v Stocks Mavundla Zek Joint Venture 2009 (5) SA 1 (SCA) at para 29; see also SJ Van Niekerk, HF Geyer and ARG Mundell Summary Judgment - A Procedural Guide (Durban: LexisNexis 2012) at 1 - 6).
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