Urgent applications allow the usual forms and service to be dispensed with and the Court may dispose of them ‘as to it seems meet’.  This permits the forging of special rules which must, as far as practicable, be in accordance with the rules.  The Court can decline to exercise its powers if the application is not urgent.  It is then not properly on the roll.  It should be struck from the roll.

Passenger Rail Agency of SA v Moreki (J1990/15) [2016] ZALCJHB 171 (3 May 2016) per Tlhotlhalemaje J.


See Du Toit et al Labour Relations Law: A Comprehensive Guide 6th edn (LexisNexis, 2015) at page 193 citing Cwiu v Sasol Fibres (Pty) Ltd (1999) ILJ 1222 (LC) per Mlambo J, as he then was.


  • National Police Services Union v NC: National Police Services [1999] 10 BLLR 1068; (1999) 20 ILJ 2408 (LC) per Marcus AJ;
  • Mimmo’s Franchising CC v Spiro (JA58/00) [2002] ZALAC 7(29 March 2002) per Van Reenen AJA;
  • Commissioner : SARS v Hawker Air Services (Pty) Ltd [2006] 2 All SA 565 (SCA) per Cameron JA at para 9; and
  • Vermaak v Taung Local Municipality (JR315/13) [2013] ZALCJHB 43 (12 March 2013) per Moshoana AJ.

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