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Courts of Law Amendment Act, No. 7 of 2017

Long title


To amend the Magistrates’ Courts Act, 1944, so as to insert definitions; to regulate the rescission of judgments where the judgment debt has been paid; to further regulate jurisdiction by consent of parties; to regulate the factors a court must take into consideration to make a just and equitable order; to further regulate the payment of debts in instalments or otherwise; to further regulate consent to judgments and orders for the payment of judgment debts in instalments; to further regulate offers by judgment debtors after judgment; to further regulate the issuing of emoluments attachment orders; to further regulate debt collection proceedings pursuant to judgments granted by a court for a regional division; to further regulate the suspension of execution of a debt; to further regulate the abandonment of judgments; and to 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 paid; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
1. Amendment of section 1 of Act 32 of 1944.,,
2. Amendment of section 36 of Act 32 of 1944.,,
3. Amendment of section 45 of Act 32 of 1944.,,
4. Insertion of section 55A of Act 32 of 1944.,,
5. Substitution of section 57 of Act 32 of 1944...
6. Substitution of section 58 of Act 32 of 1944.,,
7. Substitution of section 65 of Act 32 of 1944.,,
8. Amendment of section 65E of Act 32 of 1944.,,
9. Substitution of section 65J of Act 32 of 1944.,,
10. Substitution of section 65M of Act 32 of 1944.,,
11. Amendment of section 73 of Act 32 of 1944.,,
12. Amendment of section 86 of Act 32 of 1944
13. Amendment of section 106C of Act 32 of 1944.,,
14. Insertion of section 23A in Act 10 of 2013
15. Transitional provisions
16. Short title and commencement
Sch. SCHEDULE. APPLICATION TO REVIEW DEFAULT JUDGMENT AND SUBSEQUENT ORDER (Section 15(2)) [s15(2)]
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