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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

38. Forms


(1) Forms prescribed for purposes of these rules are contained in the schedule 1 at the end of the Rules.

[Rule 38(1) substituted by rule 32 of Notice No. R. 203, GG 38557, dated 13 March 2015]


(2) If a prescribed form of words or expression is used in conjunction with other information in a document the document must be designed in such a manner that the prescribed form or words or expression are:
(a) clearly distinguishable from the other information in that document; and
(b) at least as prominent , in respect of size and legibility as the other information in that document.


(3) If a prescribed form is used in conjunction with another prescribed form, each must clearly be distinguishable from the other.


(4) If a form is prescribed by these rules—
(a) It is sufficient if a person required to prepare such document does so in a form that satisfies all the substantive requirements as to content and design of the prescribed form; and
(b) Any deviation from the prescribed form does not invalidate the document unless the deviation-
(i) fail to satisfy the requirements set out in paragraph (a);
(ii) negatively affects the substance of the document; or
(iii) is deceptive or misleading.