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Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act, 2000 (Act No. 4 of 2000)

Regulations Relating to the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act, 2000

Chapter III : Equality Court Proceedings

12. Fees and costs

 

1) No court fees are payable in respect of the institution of proceedings in the court.

 

2) Each party bears his or her own costs unless the presiding officer directs otherwise.

 

3)
a) If a complainant, without reasonable excuse, does not attend a directions hearing or the inquiry and the presiding officer is satisfied that proper notice of the directions hearing or the inquiry has been given to the complainant, the presiding officer may -
i) dismiss the complaint; and
ii) order the complainant to pay the costs of the respondent.
b) The clerk must in the event of a dismissal of the complaint or a cost order contemplated in paragraph (a) inform the complainant in writing accordingly.

 

4)
a) If a respondent, without reasonable excuse, does not attend a directions hearing or the inquiry and the presiding officer is satisfied that proper notice of the directions hearing or the inquiry has been given to the respondent, the presiding officer may -
i) order that the proceedings continue in the absence of the respondent; and
ii) order the respondent to pay the costs of the complainant.
b) The clerk must in the event of an order contemplated in paragraph (a)(i) or (ii) inform the respondent in writing accordingly.