Administration of Justice (Further Amendment) Act, 1927
To make further provision for the procedure of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court and to abolish trial by jury in civil cases in the Provinces of the Cape of Good Hope and Natal.
(Assented to 26th March, 1927.)
(Signed by the Governor-General in English.)
Be it enacted by the King’s Most Excellent Majesty, the Senate and the House of Assembly of the Union of South Africa, as follows:―
2. Notwithstanding anything contained in Part VI of the South Africa Act, 1909, or in this Act or in any other law, three judges of the Appellate Division shall form a quorum for the hearing and determination of―
3. (1) From and after the commencement of this Act, the laws specified in the Schedule thereto shall be repealed to the extent set forth in the fourth column of that Schedule, together with any other law repugnant to or inconsistent with this section, and it shall no longer be competent in the Provinces of the Cape of Good Hope and Natal for any issue in any civil case to be tried by jury.
(2) Nothing in this section contained shall apply to any civil case in which at the commencement of this Act application for trial by jury had competently been made under any law, and such civil case shall be tried and determined in all respects as if this Act had not been passed.
4. This Act may be cited as the Administration of Justice (Further Amendment) Act, 1927.
|Province of Union.||No. and Year of Law.||Long or Short Title or Subject of Law.||Extent of Repeal.|
|Cape of Good Hope.||Act No. 22 of 1891.||The Jury Act, 1891.||So much as is unrepealed.|
|〃||Act No. 23 of 1891.||The Trial Act (Civil Cases), 1891.||The whole.|
|Natal.||Law No. 10 of 1871.||The Jury Law, 1871.||So much as is unrepealed.|
|〃||Law No. 24 of 1874.||Jury Lists for Pietermaritzburg and Durban||So much as is unrepealed.|
|〃||Law No. 8 of 1878.||Amendment of Jury Laws and Constitution and formation of special juries.||The whole.|
|〃||Law No. 14 of 1883.||Jury Law Amendment||So much as is unrepealed.|
|〃||Law No. 4 of 1892.||Jury Law Amendment||So much as is unrepealed.|
|〃||Act No. 15 of 1895.||Jury Law Amendment||The whole.|
|〃||Act No. 5 of 1899.||Jury Law Amendment||So much as is unrepealed.|
|〃||Act No. 39 of 1896.||The Supreme Court Act 1896.||So much of Part VIII. (sections forty to fifty-six) as is unrepealed.|
|〃||Act No. 46 of 1898.||The Supreme Court (Zululand) Act, 1898.||So far as it relates to juries in civil cases.|
|〃||Act No. 39 of 1904.||Jury Law Amendment||The whole.|