Tag: Constitutional Development

Justice pulls its socks up

The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (DoJ) on Monday announced that it is finalising a Magistrates’ Court Amendment Bill “in an attempt to curb the abuses of the debt recovery procedure system”.

The announcement comes in the wake of a recent High Court ruling that declared certain sections of the Magistrates’ Court Act, which deal with emoluments attachment orders (EAO), to be unconstitutional.

The ruling ordered that magistrates must give oversight to the issuing of EAOs, incorrectly termed garnishee orders, and that EAOs must be issued in the same jurisdiction as the debtor’s place of work or residence….


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