25 March 2020 – Limited court activities to urgent cases

Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Adapting or closing offices, businesses, institutions, and operations
Level of Jurisdiction: National

Overview: The Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services Development limited trials to urgent cases, where postponement would result in gross injustice to the affected parties.

A Judicial Officer is tasked with deciding on what matters are urgent. Urgent matters might include bail applications, matters related to domestic violence, and cases involving children.

Entry to the courts continued to be prohibited to the general public.
Full details here: https://www.gov.za/speeches/minister-ronald-lamola-unpacks-measures-justice-enforce-coronavirus-covid-19-lockdown-25