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If you want to sue her through the Small Claims Court, I am afraid that you will not be able to do so through an attorney. The Small Claims Court does not allow representation. You have to appear in person.
If you want to sue her in South Africa, you will have to sue her through the Magistrates Court.
Unfortunately, this service does not extend to representation. There is a directory of attorneys at www.attorneys.co.za. You can find a firm that specialises in debt collection in Roodepoort on there.
I hope that the information helps, but if you have follow up questions, please feel free to ask.
I work nights in the Uk and I’m at work now. I think best contact will be what’s app for now ***********6435 My e mail is **************@gmail.com I will use ur service
I can only contact you directly if you accept the premium service offer. Having said that, I don't have a great many insights to add at the moment. I will unfortunately not be able to represent you, as I am not resident in Roodepoort.
I agree that it is a Small amount and that the legal fees will eat into that R 17 000 quite quickly and that you may have to consider writing the amount off. The Small Claims Court would absolutely be the way to go, but as I said, it does not allow attorneys. You will have to appear in person, which given your current location will probably not be possible.
It is near impossible to give you a breadown. There are too many permutations, but if she defends the action, there is every chance that you are going to pay more in legal fees than you will be able to collect back from her. If she does not defend, you can possibly sell the judgment on to an institution who will then take the risk of the collection cost.
The chances of you getting your money and your legal fees back depends solely on if she is going to fight the summons or not.