On 26 July 2022, the defendant was ordered to file its notice of exception on or before 12 August 2022. That gave the defendant 12 court days and 17 calendar days to act, but the defendant failed to do so and brought an application for condonation. PARKER AJ considered the application and stated the following:
‘ The ineptness of the defendant’s legal practitioners and their sloven remissness cannot be good reasons that can persuade the court to exercise its discretion in favour of the defendant by granting the condonation application. The legal practitioners’ explanation that the late filing of . . .