ISBN 9781485136651
Author Juta’s Statutes Editors
Edition 9th


This Superior & Magistrate Handbook 2020 popular handbook is a source of first reference for practitioners and students of civil procedure. Updated annually, it contains the most up-to-date text of the Acts and Rules (including the Constitutional Court Rules). Useful aids include Tables of Cases decided under the legislation, comprehensive Subject Indexes, and Periodic Time Charts – a quick reference to procedural time-frames, as prescribed by the Acts and Rules. The 2020 edition reflects the law as at 6th December 2020 and includes a supplement containing the amendments to the Rules published in GN R107 in GG 43000 of 7 February 2020 and Directives for the Management of Courts during the National State of Disaster Period published in GenN 254 in GG 43283 of 6 May 2020.

The 2020 Edition, of the Superior Courts Act 10 of 2013 & Magistrates’ Courts Act 32 of 1944 and Rules & Periodic Time Charts contains substantive changes to the Rules and Periodic Time Charts.


The book comprises the following

  • Superior Courts Act 10 of 2013
  • Uniform Rules of Court
  • Rules of the Supreme Court of Appeal
  • Rules of other Divisions of the High Court
  • Constitutional Court Rules
  • Magistrates’ Courts Act 32 of 1944
  • Rules Regulating the Conduct of the Proceedings of the Magistrates’ Courts of South Africa
  • Extract from the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996
  • Tables of cases decided under the Acts and Rules
  • Comprehensive subject indexes
  • Periodic time charts serving as a quick reference to the periods prescribed by the Acts and Rules for various procedures


The Supplement reflects the law as at 17th July 2020.