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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF REGISTRARS IN THE MODERN LEGAL SYSTEM If my brief is to deal with the duties and responsibilities of the Registrars in the modern legal system, it means I have to look beyond the mundane duties of record keeping and issuing of processes. In South Africa there is a trend of assigning quasi-judicial functions to Registrars. That is done in line with the transformation of our legal system. Administration and human resources management are now in the hands of the Court Managers. There was a time in our history when our motion court rolls were clogged by applications for default judgment in matters where claims were liquid. This gave rise to the passing of S 27A of the Supreme Court Act, which provides that “a judgment by default may be granted and entered by the Registrar in the manner and in the circumstances prescribe in the rules made in terms of the Rules Board of Courts of Law Act, 1988 (Act 107 of 1985), and a judgment so entered shall be deemed to be a judgment of the court”.
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  • Spring '14
  • KimberlyK.Boone
  • Default judgment, registrar, Superior Court Rules

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