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You and Your Rights
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A rule nisi is an interim order granted by a court, often in the absence of the person
against whom the relief is being sought, calling upon the person to give reasons on (or
before) a date specified why a final order, as specified in the rule nisi, should not be
granted. Rule nisis are often used in urgent applications, for example, interdictsI. A
rule nisi might read:
A rule nisi is granted calling upon the respondent to show cause, on or before Monday 2
April 1996 at 10h00 or so soon thereafter as counsel may be heard, why a final order
should not be granted:
- Interdicting and restraining the respondent from harassing, assaulting or in any way
interfering with the applicant;
- Providing the applicant with alternative relief;
- Directing the respondent to pay the costs hereof.
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