If you are an individual and have a claim under R15 000 then you should sue out of this court
A colleague of mine, Paul Jacobson, has provided these very useful links to suing out of the Small Claims Court. Paul specialises in Media Law. Check out his website.
‘I just found a website on the SA Department of Justice’s website about the Small Claims Court. If you have a claim under R 15 000 then this is something to consider. This pamphlet is a good starting point. All the forms seem to be right here and it seems that some of them can be completed electronically if you have Adobe Acrobat Reader version 7 and later.
Update: I also just posted a PDF portfolio with the more common documents and forms you may want to launch proceedings in the Small Claims Court in South Africa. You can download the PDF portfolio from drop.io right here.’