Currently (2015), the small claims maximum is R15 000.
While the Small Claims Courts eagerly sweep technicalities out the way, in order to keep matters simple, a technicality that cannot be avoided in collision claims is legislation known as the Apportionment of Damages Act (ADA).
As popular as the system is, its rules and rulings often confuse those not accustomed to court procedures. Here they are in layman's language:
If both parties are present in court