Legal Matters | Western Cape Government

Legal Matters

Getting legal assistance

You can get professional legal advice and representation even if you can’t afford it.

Small Claims Courts

The Small Claims Courts  swiftly, affordably, and easily handle minor civil claims up to R20,000 without the need for legal representation.

The Courts of South Africa

(Public Information)
Confused about the courts in South Africa? This document explains South Africa's court structure, and has contact details for the courts as well as links to their decisions online.

Western Cape and National Legislation

A list of Western Cape and National legislation on Cape Gateway, ordered by year. A full list of National legislation is available at

What to do if you’ve been involved in a road accident

​The Road Accident Fund is a state-supported insurance fund that provides cover to all road users in South Africa in the event of a road accident.