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Companies Act, 2008 (Act No. 71 of 2008)

Companies Regulations, 2011

Chapter 7 : Complaints, Applications and Tribunal Hearings

Part E : Initiating Tribunal Procedures

144. Reply



(1) Within 15 business days after being served with an Answer that raises issues not addressed in the initiating document, other than a point of law alone, the initiating party may—

(a)        serve a Reply on the other parties; and

(b)        file a copy of the Reply and proof of service.


(2)        A Reply must be in affidavit form, setting out in numbered paragraphs—

(a)        an admission or denial of each new ground or material fact raised in the Answer; and

(b)        the position of the replying party on any point of law raised in the Answer.


(3) If the initiating party does not file a Reply, they will be deemed to have denied each new issue raised in the Answer, and each allegation of fact relevant to each of those issues.