THE HIGH COURT OF SWAZILAND
PRACTICE DIRECTIVE NO. 3/2011
TO: The Principal Judge
All Judges of the High Court
The Honourable Attorney General
The Director of Public Prosecutions
Registrar of the High Court
The Deputy Registrar of the High Court
The Law Society of Swaziland
All Legal Practitioners
All Members of Staff
DATE: 26 MAY 2011
During the November 2010 session of the Supreme Court the following anomalies were observed, namely, (1) that the judicial officers both in the High Court and the Magistrates’ Courts do not record the dates when cases are heard and (2) the correct title of the court in which the proceedings take place is not always used and/or recorded e.g. the High Court is sometimes erroneously referred to as the Supreme Court of Swaziland.
In order to address these anomalies, therefore, the Chief Justice hereby issues the following Practice Directive which shall operate with immediate effect:-
- Judicial officers both in the High Court and Magistrates’ Courts shall record the dates when cases are heard before them.
- The correct title and designation of the Court in which the proceedings take place must always be used and recorded in the record of proceedings.