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Magistrates' Courts Amendment Act, No. 120 of 1993

Long title


To amend the Magistrates' Courts Act, 1944, in order to make provision for the establishment and jurisdiction of civil courts for civil divisions and the appointment of senior civil magistrates for the said courts; to create a separate court structure for the adjudication of civil cases; to further regulate the constitution of the Regional Magistrates Appointments Advisory Board; to provide for the establishment of family courts for the adjudication of divorce actions and the appointment of family magistrates for the said courts; to provide that advocates and attorneys may, in certain circumstances, be appointed as judicial officers; to delete or replace certain obsolete expressions; to emend the Afrikaans text; to replace the short title; and to replace the long title; to amend the Black Administration Act, 1927, the Deeds Registries Act, 1937, the Interpretation Act, 1957, the General Law Amendment Act, 1957, the Attorneys Act, 1979, the Small Claims Courts Act, 1984, the Matrimonial Property Act, 1984, the Rules Board for Courts of Law Act, 1985, and the Short Process Courts and Mediation in Certain Civil Cases Act, 1991, in order to effect certain consequential amendments; to amend the Black Administration Act, 1927, Amendment Act, 1929, in order to abolish separate divorce courts for Blacks; to amend the Divorce Act, 1979, in order to provide for certain procedures in connection with divorce actions; to amend the Mediation in Certain Divorce Matters Act, 1987, in order to empower the Minister of Justice to make the provisions thereof applicable to a divorce action adjudicated in a family court; and to provide for matters in connection therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
1.  Amendment of section 1 of Act 32 of 1944...
2.  Substitution of section 2 of Act 32 of 1944...
3.  Substitution of section 3 of Act 32 of 1944...
4.  Amendment of section 4 of Act 32 of 1944...
5.  Amendment of section 7 of Act 32 of 1944...
6.  Substitution of section 9 of Act 32 of 1944...
7.  [...repealed by Act 1996_104_020 – was entitled “Amendment of section 9bis of Act 32 of 1944...”]
8.  Insertion of sections 9ter and 9quat in Act 32 of 1944
9.  Substitution of section 10 of Act 32 of 1944
10.  Substitution of section 11 of Act 32 of 1944
11.  Substitution of section 12 of Act 32 of 1944...
12.  Amendment of section 13 of Act 32 of 1944...
13.  Substitution of section 14 of Act 32 of 1944...
14.  Amendment of section 15 of Act 32 of 1944...
15.  Substitution of section 16 of Act 32 of 1944
16.  Substitution of section 17 of Act 32 of 1944...
17.  Substitution of section 19 of Act 32 of 1944
18.  Substitution of section 26 of Act 32 of 1944...
19.  Amendment of section 27 of Act 32 of 1944
20. Amendment of section 28 of Act 32 of 1944...
21.  Amendment of section 29 of Act 32 of 1944...
22.  Substitution of section 29A of Act 32 of 1944...
23.  Insertion of section 29B in Act 32 of 1944
24.  Amendment of section 31 of Act 32 of 1944
25.  Amendment of section 32 of Act 32 of 1944
26.  Amendment of section 35 of Act 32 of 1944
27.  Amendment of section 45 of Act 32 of 1944
28.  Amendment of section 46 of Act 32 of 1944...
29. Insertion of section 46A in Act 32 of 1944
30. Amendment of section 47 of Act 32 of 1944
31. Amendment of section 50 of Act 32 of 1944...
32. Insertion of section 50A in Act 32 of 1944
33. Amendment of section 51 of Act 32 of 1944...
34. Amendment of section 52 of Act 32 of 1944
35. Amendment of section 65B of Act 32 of 1944...
36. Amendment of section 65D of Act 32 of 1944...
37. Amendment of section 65H of Act 32 of 1944..
38. Amendment of section 65J of Act 32 of 1944...
39. Amendment of section 65L of Act 32 of 1944...
40. Amendment of section 66 of Act 32 of 1944...
41. Amendment of section 68 of Act 32 of 1944
42. Amendment of section 70 of Act 32 of 1944
43. Amendment of section 71 of Act 32 of 1944
44. Substitution of section 71A of Act 32 of 1944...
45. Amendment of section 72 of Act 32 of 1944...
46. Amendment of section 74 of Act 32 of 1944...
47. Amendment of section 74A of Act 32 of 1944...
48. Amendment of section 74C of Act 32 of 1944...
49. Amendment of section 74G of Act 32 of 1944...
50. Amendment of section 74H of Act 32 of 1944...
51. Amendment of section 74I of Act 32 of 1944...
52. Amendment of section 74J of Act 32 of 1944...
53. Substitution of section 74K of Act 32 of 1944...
54. Amendment of section 74L of Act 32 of 1944...
55. Amendment of section 74S of Act 32 of 1944...
56. Amendment of section 80 of Act 32 of 1944
57. Amendment of section 81 of Act 32 of 1944
58. Substitution of section 89 of Act 32 of 1944...
59. Amendment of section 90 of Act 32 of 1944...
60. Substitution of section 91 of Act 32 of 1944
61. Amendment of section 92 of Act 32 of 1944...
62. Amendment of section 93ter of Act 32 of 1944...
63. Amendment of section 107 of Act 32 of 1944...
64. Amendment of section 108 of Act 32 of 1944...
65. Amendment of section 109 of Act 32 of 1944...
66. [...repealed by Act 1997_080_002 – was entitled “Substitution of section 110 of Act 32 of 1944...]
67. Amendment of section 114 of Act 32 of 1944...
68. Repeal of section 115 of Act 32 of 1944
69. Repeal of section 115A of Act 32 of 1944...
70. Transitional provisions regarding certain civil cases
71. Transitional provisions regarding divorce actions
72. Substitution of section 117 of Act 32 of 1944...
73. Substitution of long title of Act 32 of 1944
74. Repeal or amendment of laws
75. Short title and commencement
Sch. SCHEDULE. LAWS REPEALED OR AMENDED [s74]
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