Pre Covid-19, one had to follow a manual process to issue an ex parte application in the Gauteng High Court. You would first obtain a provisional date on the unopposed motion roll, and then you would approach the Registrar at the general office for a case number: to “issue” the application.
Since the Judge President’s Consolidated Directive of 18 September 2020, one must follow a digital process to issue an ex parte application in the Gauteng High Court. The sequence of events is now different. You first apply for a case number, and then you can apply for a hearing date.
For this, the court allows one of two processes, either manual or digital. For the manual method, you obtain a case number in the old manner from the Registrar at the general office. The digital process requires you to Create a case on CaseLines.
Apply for a hearing date on the unopposed motion roll
Once there is a case number for your ex parte application, you can apply for a hearing date on the unopposed motion roll. It is a digital process.
You can use our automated process to apply for a hearing date on the unopposed motion roll, or you can do it yourself on CaseLines. When you follow our online court enrolment procedure, you do not need to worry about the Directives or the Practice Manual. You complete the questionnaires, and we will take care of all the interactions with the Registrar for you. You also receive updates and reminders on the next step to follow.
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If you need assistance to apply for a hearing date with your divorce matter, you are welcome to contact us.