Small claims court launched

2013-12-06 00:00

JUSTICE Minister Jeff Radebe yesterday launched a new small claims court at Camperdown and urged members of the community in the area to use it to settle their minor civil disputes.

He said the launch was part of the department’s broader efforts to bring justice services closer to the people and to try to have these types of courts in every magisterial district.

The minister said the small claims courts play a critical role in fulfilling the promise that the rule of law will reign supreme every­where in the country. They are used to settle minor disputes in an informal way, without the involvement of lawyers. These courts deal with claims that involve less than R12 000.

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