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National Credit Act, 2005 (Act No. 34 of 2005)


Regulations for matters relating to the functions of the Tribunal and Rules for the conduct of matters before the National Consumer Tribunal

Part C : Applications

14. Reply by Applicant


(1) The Applicant may within 10 business days of being served with an answering affidavit, lodge a replying affidavit to any new issues raised in the answering affidavit, other than a point of law.


(2) A replying affidavit must set out in numbered paragraphs—
(a) an admission or denial of each new ground or material fact raised in the answering affidavit; and
(b) the position of the Applicant on any point of law raised in the answering affidavit.


(3) The Applicant must—
(a) serve the replying affidavit on the Respondent and on every other person who had to be notified of the application; and
(b) file the replying affidavit with the Registrar, together with -
(i) a cover sheet describing the matter and stating its Tribunal Reference Number; and
(ii) proof of service in accordance with rule 30(3) for the persons mentioned in rule 14(3)(a).


(4) If the Applicant does not file a replying affidavit, the Applicant will be deemed to have denied each new issue raised in the answering affidavit and each allegation of fact relevant to each of those issues.