Gauteng in South Africa
1. Contact the Attorneys who handled your divorce ( I assume that you have already tried this) They are only obliged by law to keep their files for 5years but you might get lucky.
2.Registrar of the High Court if you got divorced in High Court , i think that you are searching under the wrong months. The reason i am saying this is that your attorney would have issued summons for divorce long before you got the court date. As soon as summons is issued you get a case number XXXXX this can be a few months before the actual divorce.
3.If the Registrar fails contact your attorney and find out which Sheriff he would have used to serve the summons on your husband. Contact the Sheriff he will at least have your case number XXXXX will simplify your search.
4. Then there is the last option: If there was property involved the conveyancer who transferred the property to you or your ex-husband would have had to lodge a copy of your divorce order to the Registrar of Deeds so he might have a copy of same or try the Registrar of Deeds they will however need the erf number.
I hope you succeed! But if you dont proceed To the Registrar of the High Court again they will need to assist you even if they issue a new copy.Dont take poor service from the Registrar as you pay for this service with your tax money.
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