Courts of Law Amendment Bill [B8 – 2016]

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Submissions are now closed (since 12 August 2016)

Justice and Correctional Services

The Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services invites you to submit written submissions on the Courts of Law Amendment Bill [B8 – 2016].

The purpose of the Courts of Law Amendment Bill is to:
• amend the Magistrates’ Courts Act, 1944, so as to insert a definition;
• regulate the rescission of judgments where the judgment debt has been settled;
• further regulate jurisdiction by consent of parties;
• further regulate the payment of debts in instalments or otherwise;
• further regulate consent to judgments and orders for the payment of judgment debts in instalments;
• further regulate offers by judgment debtors after judgment;
• further regulate the issuing of emoluments attachment orders;
• further regulate debt collection proceedings pursuant to judgments granted by a court for a regional division;
• further regulate the suspension of execution of a debt;
• further regulate the abandonment of judgments; and provide for certain offences and penalties relating to judgments, emoluments attachment orders and instalment orders;
• to amend the Superior Courts Act, 2013, so as to provide for the rescission of judgments by consent and the rescission of judgments where the judgment debt has been settled.

Please indicate your interest in making a verbal presentation. Public hearings will be held in Parliament.

Comments can be emailed to Mr. V Ramaano at by no later than Friday, 12 August 2016.

For Public hearings’ dates and enquiries please contact Mr. V Ramaano on tel (021) 403 3829 or cell 083 709 8427.

Issued by Hon. M Motshekga, MP, Chairperson: PC on Justice and Correctional Services.