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Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (Act No. 108 of 1996)


Constitutional Court Rules, 2003

Part X : Miscellaneous Provisions

28. Format of documents


(1) Every document that exceeds 15 pages shall, regardless of the method of duplication, contain a table of contents with correct references.


(2) Every document at its close shall bear the name of the party or his or her attorney, the postal and physical address, facsimile, telephone number and an e-mail address, where available, and the original document shall be signed by the party or his or her attorney.


(a) The Registrar shall not accept for lodging any document presented in a form not in compliance with these rules, but shall return it to the defaulting party indicating respects in which there has been a failure to comply: Provided that if new and proper copies of any such document are resubmitted within five days of receiving written notification, such lodging shall not be deemed late.
(b) If the Court finds that the provisions of these rules have not been complied with, it may impose, in its discretion, appropriate sanctions.