Soweto Detached Court
Operating in the Soweto district held at Soweto, Gauteng
Cnr Ndaba & Kunene drive
Â Soweto 1818
Private Bag X4102
Mr Avhashoni Michael Mahwasane
011 980 8130
011 980 5141
Services as a Small Claims Court
The Magistrates Court of Soweto DOES operate as a Small Claims Court!
Who may institute a claim? -- Anyone except juristic persons such as Companies, Close Corporations and Associations. A person under 18 must be assisted by a parent or legal guardian.
Against whom may a claim be instituted? -- With the exception of the State, against anyone, including Companies, Close Corporations and Associations. NB: Please note that claims cannot be instituted against Municipalities/Local Government in a Small Claims Court.
What amount can be claimed? -- An amount not exceeding R 15 000. (This amount is determined by the Minister from time to time in the Government Gazette. Latest: G 37450 RG 10153 GoN 185, 18 Mar 2014. If your claim exceeds R 15 000 in value, you can institute a claim for a lesser amount to pursue your case in the Small Claims Court.
More information about the Small Claims Court is available here: http://www.justice.gov.za/scc/scc.htm
Services as an Equality Court
Unfortunately the Magistrates Court of Soweto does NOT operate as an Equality Court!