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A cloud-based court filing system could replace the ‘costly‚ cumbersome’ current practice, according to Litigator MD Bruce Henderson‚ who said ‘court rules have been amended to permit electronic service of litigation documents and that attorneys must embrace digital systems’. According to a TimesLIVE report, Henderson also noted that‚ ‘in 2014‚ Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng called for the introduction of an electronic court filing system‚ to increase efficiencies‚ reduce costs and mitigate against the lost and stolen court documents’. An obstacle to this‚ he said‚ was ‘concerns as to the manner in which the service of documents is verified’.
SA’s chronically delayed digital migration project is in legal limbo again after Communications Minister Faith Muthambi applied this week for leave to appeal against a judgment setting aside her policy on the matter. The Mercury reports this means the project to convert terrestrial television broadcasting in the country from an analogue signal to a digital one is likely to take even longer. Muthambi’s decision to prevent the government decoders – which are to be provided free to 5m poor households – from being able to receive an encrypted signal was set aside in the SCA last month, following an application by e.tv.