SUMMARY Subsequent to the finding in the High Court of South Africa, Gauteng Local Division, Johannesburg (the “Court”), by Grant AJ in First Rand Bank Ltd v Excel B Shabangu & 4 Others (“First Rand Bank Ltd”) that the amendment of  Rule 32 of the Uniform Rules of Court (“Rule 32”) applies retrospectively,  Siwendu J,
BACKGROUND AND SUMMARY Rule 32 of the Uniform Rules of Court (“Rule 32”), which governs the summary judgment procedure, was recently amended with effect from 1 July 2019. The substantive amendments included, inter alia: a plaintiff cannot make an application for summary judgment until such time as the defendant has delivered its plea; and a