Hearing Date Sync FAQ’s

Frequently asked questions

For create the Tasks, the case details must meet following requirements: 

  1.  The Courthouse field in CaseLines must be filled in. Please take care to spell the Courthouse name correct e.g. Pretoria High Court or Johannesburg High Court.
  2.  The Case Name field in CaseLines must be formatted as shown below: 

Note: Leave a space between the Category and the sub-category. The sub-category must be surrounded by open and close brackets. 

Category  (Sub-Category) Case Name for example

  • Unopposed Motion  (Divorce Application) BAT MAN / BAT WOMAN 
  • Civil Trial (C category) ABC STORES CC VS DUCK PONDS CC AND 3 OTHERS 
  • Trial Interlocutory (Compel compliance) UNIVERSAL STUDIOS COMPANY LIMITED / CAPTAIN MARVEL 
  • UNOPPOSED RULE 31(2): STANDARD BANK VS CLEMENT SHOES CC 
  • UNOPPOSED DEFAULT JUDGEMENT: STANDARD BANK OF SOUTH AFRICA LTD VS THE AVENGERS 
  • Unopposed Motion (Declarator) HISSOCKS NOSHOES vs HERSOCKS NOSHOES 
  • Unopposed Motion (Divorce Application) BAT MAN / BAT WOMAN 
  • Unopposed Motion (Other) Albert Reeves vs The Protector of Gotham City and 1 Other 

Further see the list of prefix examples below

Click Unallocated Tasks on the Ribbon to identify Cases where no tasks have been created. Each Hearing Date has a direct link to the case on CaseLines for you to review. 

 

EXAMPLES OF PREFIXES (THIS IS NOT AN EXHAUSTIVE LIST) 

  • Unopposed Motion (Rule 43 Application)  
  • Unopposed Motion (Summary Judgment) 
  • Unopposed Motion (Rule 31(2)) 
  • Unopposed Motion (Interlocutory Application) 
  • Unopposed Motion (Divorce Application) 
  • Unopposed Motion (Rule Nisi) 
  • Unopposed Motion (Review Application) 
  • Opposed Motion (Eviction Application)  
  • Opposed Motion (Rule 43 Application)  
  • Opposed Motion (Interlocutory Application) 
  • JCMC (F category) 
  • JCMC (Y category) 
  • JCMC (C category) 
  • Civil Trial (Y category) 
  • Civil Trial (D category) 
  • Civil Trial (F category) 
  • Civil Trial (C category) 
  • Civil Trial (P category) 
  • Trial Interlocutory (Compel compliance) 
  • Settlements Court (Y category) 
  • Default Judgment (Rule 31(5)) 
  • Unopposed Motion (Interlocutory Rule 46(11) Application); 
  • Unopposed Motion (Rule 46(11) Application); 
  • Opposed Motion (Interlocutory Rule 46(11) Application); 
  • Opposed Motion (Rule 46(11) Application)

USER GUIDE 

FIRST TIME USER 

Click CASELINES SYNC     

Click on SETTINGS  .   

Type your CaseLines password and click LOGON  

 Under Hearing Date Settings, untag Sync Manually and set the sync duration 

 Click APPLY 

Click SYNC NOW  to start a sync between CaseLines and Outlook . 

 

APPLY FOR A PROVISIONAL HEARING DATE / DEFAULT (RULE 31(5)) 

 (use this function if you want to know what tasks you must complete to apply for a provisional hearing date.  You can also use this for default judgment applications to the Registrar) 

 In your OUTLOOK CALENDAR Home page,  

click NEW APPOINTMENT  

Click NEW APPLICATION   

 

Select the case from the dropdown list or search for the case under  Search Cases: 

 

 

Click APPLY  

 

Click SAVE/CLOSE 

Click CASELINES SYNC     

Click ADVANCED SYNC CYCLE   

 

Click Yes     

 

Once the sync is complete, the application will appear in your calendar.   

Double click the application to view the associated tasks 

 

UPDATE SOFTWARE 

 

 

Click CASELINES SYNC     

Click UPDATE NOW   

Follow the screen promps to update. 

APPLY FOR A PROVISIONAL HEARING DATE / DEFAULT (RULE 31(5)) 

 (use this function if you want to know what tasks you must complete to apply for a provisional hearing date.  You can also use this for default judgment applications to the Registrar) 

In your OUTLOOK CALENDAR Home page,  

click NEW APPOINTMENT  

Click NEW APPLICATION   

Select the case from the dropdown list or search for the  case under  Search Cases: 

 Click APPLY  

 Click SAVE/CLOSE 

Click CASELINES SYNC     

Click ADVANCED SYNC CYCLE   

 Click Yes     

 Once the sync is complete, the application will appear in your calendar.   

Double click the application to view the associated tasks 

In Outlook, under the CaseLines Sync ribbon, go to Settings, then click Renew License Key.  Complete the online application form, press submit to generate the invoice.  Make payment to the banking details indicated an the invoice.  Please then email your proof of payment to support@dataprune.co.za.  We will renew your license key as soon as your payment reflect on our bank account.  Please note it may take up to three business days for your payment to reflect on our account.

For a annual subscription paid monthly, please set up recurring payments on your bank account to facilitate the payment.  To keep the costs as low as possible, and for your privacy, we do not collect automated payments from your account.

You can select either an annual subscription, paid annually or a annual subscription paid monthly.

We require one calendar month notice.  Depending on your subscription, we charge a cancellation fee for a remainder of the term.

Click here for a copy of the prescribed form

In terms of Revised 18 September 2020 Consolidated Directive (11 June 2021)

6. Prior to the enrolment of any matter or the allocation of a hearing date, the litigating
party or its representative is to upload a Directive Compliance declaration OR certificate.
The declaration or certificate must state “I, (name of attorney) hereby certify that I am in
compliance with this Consolidated Directive in that I have done the following:…” and must
set out exactly what (and how) the attorney complied with; including to confirm that no
duplicate file for the matter exists on CaseLines and that all the Parties/their
representatives have been invited to the matter on CaseLines. The names of all
Parties/their representatives and their telephone numbers and email addresses should
reflect on the declaration. Where no statement/declaration is filed, the Registrar cannot
allocate a hearing date.

Click here for a draft affidavit

Download a word copy of the prescribed default judgment checklist for the Gauteng Division of the High Court here