FROM OFFICE OF THE JUDGE PRESIDENT
FURTHER DIRECTIVE IN RESPECT OF ACCESS TO THE LABOUR COURTS DURING THE PERIOD OF LOCKDOWN
The following directive will apply from Friday 27 March until the 16 APRIL 2020
- With respect to access to the Labour Courts: No matters will be allocated for hearing from Friday 27 March until 16 April 2020 (both days inclusive).
- Matters already allocated will not be heard and will be removed from the roll.
- No Judges will be available at Court to consider any matter nor will any member of staff be available to receive any documents.
- With regard to Urgent Court matters, parties must alert the Registrar explaining in full detail why the matter is considered to be so urgent that it must be considered in this period of lockdown. The Registrar will then contact the Judge on duty who will inform the Registrar whether or not s/he will consider the matter and if s/he decides to entertain the matter it will be done telephonically with the other side being duly informed by the applicant where necessary.
- Where parties seek to bring an urgent matter, the Registrar to contact is as follows:
Johannesburg Ms. F Ntuli. FNtuli@judiciary.org.za Cell: 081 350 4175
Cape Town Ms. F Ismail FIsmail@judiciary.org.za Cell: 072 852 1616
Durban Mr. T Vilakazi. TVilakazi@judiciary.org.za Cell: 082 466 5417
Port Elizabeth Ms. S Gerber SGerber@judiciary.org.za Cell: 074 681 2528
Parties in matters that have been postponed under this Directive may approach the Judge President (through the Registrars) in writing for an expedited date for a new
Basheer WaglayJudge President Labour and Labour Appeal Court