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Herbstein & Van Winsen: The Civil Practice of the High Courts and the Supreme Courts of Appeal of of South Africa 5th ed

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ISBN13: 9780702179334
Published: February 2012
Publisher: Juta Law
Country of Publication: South Africa
Format: Hardback, 2 Volumes & CD-ROM
Price: £167.00

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First published in 1954, this work has become the standard source of reference for every lawyer practising in the High Courts and every scholar interested in the law of civil procedure.

The fifth edition has been comprehensively revised to incorporate legislation brought into operation and judgments handed down since publication of the previous edition in 1997, most notably those flowing from the 1996 Constitution.

This work offers a comprehensive discussion and analysis of civil proceedings in the high courts of South Africa, arranged by topic, from jurisdiction to appeal and review.

  • The revised 5th edition reprint was published in February 2012
  • The 5th edition was published in 2009

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South Africa, Other Jurisdictions
The law of civil procedure and the high courts of South Africa
Attachment of property to found or confirm jurisdiction
Arrest tamquam suspectus de fuga
Joinder of parties and causes of action, separation of trials, and consolidation of actions
Demands and statutory notices
Powers of attorney
Form of proceedings
Stay of proceedings
Service of process
Edictal citation
Security for costs
The summons
Notice of intention to defend
Summary judgment, eviction and the National Credit Act
Pleadings and the general provisions applicable to pleadings
Declaration and particulars of claim
Offer to settle and tender to perform
Application to strike out
Replication, subsequent pleadings in convention and close of pleadings
Pleadings in reconvention
Amendment of pleadings and documents
Judgment on confession and by default and summary dismissal of actions or defences
Extension or abridgment of time, condonation, revival of rule nisi, barring and removal of bar
Irregular proceedings
Set-down of trial actions, withdrawal of proceedings, abandonment of judgments, settlement, postponements and the pre-trial conference
Removal of proceedings from one division to another
Discovery, inspection and production of documents
Preparation for trial
Trial and hearing
Judgments, orders, rulings, decisions and variation, abandonment and setting aside of judgments and orders


Contempt of court
Provisional sentence
Special cases, the separate determination of issues and interim damages awards
Declaration of rights
Anton Piller orders
Vexatious proceedings, perpetual silence, the Patents Act and the Designs Act
Special provisions relating to matrimonial matters
Appointment of a curator
Pauper proceedings
Table of Statutes and Rules of Court
Table of Cases
Comprehensive index