An Application is made by way of a notice of motion with supporting affidavits. An Action is made by issuing a summons and presenting evidence in court. The most important distinction is that action proceedings foresee the presentation of facts and evidence verbally in court during a trial, whereas an application foresees the presentation of facts and evidence in affidavits that will be read by a judge before hearing arguments in court on the issues raised in the affidavits. An Application is time efficient seeing that the application is placed on the roll and heard by a judge shortly after its initiation, whereas action proceedings may be heard several years after their initiation. Therefore Application proceedings are usually finalized a lot sooner than action proceedings. As a result, application proceedings are generally cheaper and lead to a relatively speedy resolution of disputes compared to action proceedings. Applications are used where there is no material factual dispute between the parties and the only real issues to be decided are points of law. For instance, where a famous singer sings a lesser known singer’s songs without his or her permission or paying royalties to the lesser known singers, the lesser known singer can bring an application to seek legal interference, seeing as the fact that the lesser known singer sings a song not belonging to them is moot. An application is brought by an Applicant against a Respondent by attaching a Founding Affidavit to his or her Application, whereas a summons is brought by a Plaintiff against a Defendant by attaching particulars of claim to the summons (combined summons only).