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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

16. Joinder or substitution of parties


(1) The Tribunal may of its own accord or on application by a party combine any number of persons, either jointly, jointly and severally, separately, or in the alternative, as parties in the same proceedings, if their rights to relief depend on the determination of substantially the same questions of law or fact.

[Rule 16(1) substituted by rule 16 of Notice No. R. 203, GG 38557, dated 13 March 2015]


(2) A party to proceedings, on giving notice to the other parties, may apply to the presiding member for an order to substitute a person for a current party.


(3) A joinder or substitution in terms of these rules will not affect the validity of any prior proceedings in the matter.