On 30 November 2015, the Chairperson of the FSB Appeal Board issued guidelines on what an appeal entails and how to submit an appeal to the Appeal Board. These Practice Directions and Guidelines replace the previously issued ‘Guidelines on Proceedings of the Appeal Board’ of 14 June 2011.
The guidelines provide clarity on the following;
- conditions around when an appeal may be lodged by a person who is aggrieved,
- the prescribed time period in which an aggrieved person may lodge an appeal, and
- what the contents of an application to appeal should entail in order to ensure that the appeal is lodged correctly and timeously.
An ‘Annexure A’ is included in the guidelines in order for appellant’s to see what a Notice of Appeal should look like and that all of the required information is included.
A notice of appeal may be sent to the Secretary of the FSB Appeal Board by either fax, post or email LEG.AppealBoard@fsb.co.za. The appellant has the duty to ensure that his/her Notice of Appeal is received by the Secretary within the prescribed timelines.