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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 E : General Rules

37. Powers of the Chairperson to deviate from certain rules


(1) The Chairperson may on good cause shown, and in keeping with the requirements of justice, expediency and the objects of the Act and the CPA:

[Words preceding rule 37(1)(a) substituted by rule 26 of Notice 428 of 2011, GG 34405, dated 29 June 2011]

(a) direct that the Registrar—
(i) accept documents:
(aa) at a different location to that in rule 2(2);
(bb) outside of the hours specified in rule 2(1);
(ii) waive any fee:
(aa) payable by a consumer in respect of an application;
(bb) payable in an application to limit obligations in respect of frivolous, vexatious or wholly unreasonable requests;
(b) direct that any time permitted for lodgement of an answering affidavit to an application, a replying affidavit or any other action in response to an application or referral, be shortened or extended;
(c) direct that a matter be heard by telephone or video conferencing.


(2) The Chairperson may delegate any of these powers to a  member.

[Rule 37(2) substituted by rule 31(1) of Notice No. R. 203, GG 38557, dated 13 March 2015]