oa News and Views for Magistrates - Towards a Small Claims Court blueprint

Volume 2004, Issue 04
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Extracted from text ... The Department of Justice together with the Law Society of the Cape of Good Hope recently embarked on an exciting project to revamp the Small Claims Courts. The Deputy Minister of Justice, Ms Cheryl Gillwald, launched the project with an address to Parliament on 17 June 2003 in which she noted that the time has come for us 'to move beyond merely bringing justice facilities to women and children; we need to address issues relating to the cost of litigation and undue delays and excessive formalities within the legal process'. On 7 and 8 November 2003 approximately 160 delegates from ..

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