Civil litigation

Civil litigation

Civil procedure in South Africa sets out the rules and standards that courts follow when adjudicating civil suits. These rules govern how a lawsuit or case may be commenced, what kind of service of process is required, the types of pleadings or statements of a case, motions or applications, orders allowed in civil cases, the timing and manner of depositions and discovery or disclosure, the conduct of trials, the process for judgment, various available remedies and how the courts and clerks are to function.