Practice Directive No.3/2011

 

THE HIGH COURT OF SWAZILAND

 

PRACTICE DIRECTIVE NO. 3/2011

 

TO:           The Principal Judge

                All Judges of the High Court

                The Honourable Attorney General

                The Director of Public Prosecutions

Registrar of the High Court

                The Deputy Registrar of the High Court

                Assistant Registrars

                The Law Society of Swaziland

                All Magistrates

                All Legal Practitioners

                All Members of Staff

 

DATE:      26 MAY 2011

 

During the November 2010 session of the Supreme Court the following anomalies were observed, namely, (1) that the judicial officers both in the High Court and the Magistrates’ Courts do not record the dates when cases are heard and (2) the correct title of the court in which the proceedings take place is not always used and/or recorded e.g. the High Court is sometimes erroneously referred to as the Supreme Court of Swaziland.

 

In order to address these anomalies, therefore, the Chief Justice hereby issues the following Practice Directive which shall operate with immediate effect:-

 

 

  1. Judicial officers both in the High Court and Magistrates’ Courts shall record the dates when cases are heard before them.

 

  1. The correct title and designation of the Court in which the proceedings take place must always be used and recorded in the record of proceedings.

 

 

 

__________________________

M.M. RAMODIBEDI

CHIEF JUSTICE

Date: 
26 May 2011