‘Judgement’ v ‘Judgment’

“What’s in a name?

That which we call a rose

By any other word would smell as sweet”

The use of the spelling ‘Judgement’ or ‘judgment’ is bound to elicit fierce debate, but the simple answer is that it is two ways to spell the same thing.

It is not true that one is the ‘American’ spelling and the other the ‘British’ spelling. They are just two ways to spell the same word.

Why does eJudgements use the ‘e’? The style of the South African Law Reports has always used the word ‘Judgements’ and it was decided to follow that style.