Lives in limbo as high court computers crash

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Lives in limbo as high court computers crash

Court official says the backlog has been resolved. Furious lawyers beg to differ

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Lawyers have been “tearing their hair out” because the internal computer system in the high courts in Pretoria and Johannesburg was down for seven weeks, causing huge backlogs in orders being typed up and served.

Lawyer Cliff Gordon said the backlog affected the functioning of the courts.

An order is a directive by a judge, such as a postponement, a guardian being appointed for a child, or a sheriff being told to seize goods, or a divorce order being granted...

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