Contact Numbers

Please note that you should firstly contact the appropriate office where the matter has been reported, directly, e.g. Pretoria, Bloemfontein, Cape Town etc.

For any complaints or enquiries relating to a masters' matter, kindly contact the relevant Master’s Office by referring to the contact list below.
The escalation process for complaints is as follows:

* Lodge your complaint with the relevant Assistant Master, then the Deputy Master and then lastly, the Head of the Office.

* If you are still not satisfied with the assistance given, please contact Customer Care:

For Cape Town, Johannesburg, Polokwane & Pretoria: Assistant Master: Ms Wendy Sithole
Tel: 012 406 4805, Fax: 086 5444 893, E-mail: WenSithole@justice.gov.za

For Durban, Nelspruit, Pietermaritzburg: Assistant Master: Mr Deon van Schalkwyk
Tel: 012 406 4807, E-mail: DvanSchalkwyk@justice.gov.za

For Bisho, Bloemfontein, Grahamstown, Kimberley, Mafikeng (Mmabatho), Mthatha (Umtata), Port Elizabeth, Thohoyandou:
Assistant Master: Ms Patrys Venter
Tel: 012 406 4798, E-mail: HVenter@justice.gov.za

For Guardian’s Fund: Deputy Master: Ms Gerda Marais, Tel: 012 406 4797, Fax: 086 507 1529, E-mail: GMarais@justice.gov.za

Master of the High Court: Bloemfontein

Master: Mr Jan du Plessis

Tel: 051 411 5500
Fax: 051 448 6182, 051 447 6575

Insolvency: 051 448 8507
Guardians Fund Enquiries:
051 411 5507/5578 Customer Care

E-mail: MasterBloemfontein@justice.gov.za; jduplessis@justice.gov.za

Postal Address: Private Bag X20584, Bloemfontein, 9300

Physical Address: Southern Life Building, c/o Charlotte Maxeke (Maitland) and Aliwal Streets, Bloemfontein, 9301

Office Hours for the Public: 07h45 until 13h00 and 13h45 – 16h15

Notes:No visits or telephone enquiries will be handled after 13h00. Members of the public from other towns must please make arrangements prior to their visit with the Masters Office, should they need to be assisted in the afternoon.

Contact list for officials PDF

Master of the High Court: Bisho

Master: Ms Khulula Baneti

Tel: 040 639 2087/2079
Fax: 040 639 2100 / 635 1757
E-mail: MasterBisho@justice.gov.za

Postal Address: Private Bag X 0002, Bisho, 5605

Physical Address: 1st Floor, SITA Building, Cnr Phalo- & Rharhabe Avenues, Bisho

Office Hours for the Public: 08h00 – 16h00

Contact list for officials PDF

Master of the High Court: Cape Town

Master: Ms Zureena Agulhas

Tel: 021 832 3000
Guardians Fund Enquiries: 021 832 3014
Fax: 086 507 0631
E-mail: MasterCapeTown@justice.gov.za

Postal Address: Private Bag X9018, Cape Town, 8000

Physical Address: Dullah Omar Building, 45 Castle Street, Cape Town

Office Hours for the Public: 08h00 - 13h00

Contact list for officials PDF

Master of the High Court: Durban

Master: Mr Edric Pascoe

Switchboard: 031 327 0600

  • Office Manager: Ms N Mpungose (EMpungose@justice.gov.za) for copies and administration related matters
  • PA to the Master: Ms Livashni Naidoo (DhNaidoo@justice.gov.za, Tel: 031 327 0656)
  • Deceased Estates Appointments Section:
    Deputy Master Adv W A Ollewagen, Tel: 031 327 0600/0617, Email: WOllewagen@justice.gov.za
  • Deceased Estates Accounts Section, Trust Section and Curatorship:
    Deputy Master Miss F Shaik, Tel: 031 327 0600/0654, Email: FShaik@justice.gov.za
  • Deceased Estates Fast Track, Service Points and Insolvency Section:  
    Deputy MasterMiss P Shamase, Tel: 031 327 0600/0669, Email: PShamase@justice.gov.za

Fax: 031 306 0126
E-mail: MasterDurban@justice.gov.za

Docex Address: Master of the KwaZulu-Natal High Court, DOCEX 218, Durban

Postal Address: Private Bag x 54325, Durban, 4000

Physical Address: 2 Devonshire Place (Off Anton Lembede Street/Smith Street), 2nd Floor, Durban, 4001

Office Hours for the Public: 07h45 - 13h00

Contact list for officials PDF

Checklist for reporting a deceased estate PDF

Master of the High Court: Grahamstown

Master: Vacant

General Tel: 046 603 4000
Guardians Fund Enquiries: 046 603 4080/4004
Deputy Master: Gregory.G. Lucas (Tel: 046 603 4053)
Fax: 046 622 9990
E-mail: MasterGrahamstown@justice.gov.za

Postal Address: Private Bag X1010, Grahamstown, 6140

Physical Address: 5 Bathurst Street, Grahamstown, 6139

Docex Address: Master of the High Court, Docex 7, Grahamstown, 6140

Office Hours for the Public: 07h45 to 12h00

Notes: Afternoon visits confined to urgent matters only , to allow staff sufficient time to process workflow efficiently.

Contact list for officials PDF

Master of the High Court: Johannesburg

Master: Mr Leonard Pule

Tel: 011 429 8000/8001/8002/8003
Fax: 011 492 3531 and 011 429 8035
E-mail: MasterJohannesburg@justice.gov.za

Postal Address: Private Bag X5, Marshalltown, 2107

Physical Address: No 66 Marshall Street, Hollard Building, cnr Sauer & Marshall streets, JHB

Contact list for officials PDF

 

Master of the High Court: Kimberley

Master: Mr Craig Davids

Tel: 053 831 1942
Tel: Guardian's Fund 053 831 1942
Fax: 053 833 1586 (General), 053 832 9559 (Guardian's Fund)
E-mail: MasterKimberley@justice.gov.za

Postal Address: Private Bag X5015, Kimberley, 8300

Physical Address: Civic Centre, Sol Plaatjie Drive, Kimberley, 8300

Office Hours for the Public: 07h45 - 13h00 and 13h45 - 16h00

Contact list for officials PDF

Master of the High Court: Mafikeng (Mmabatho)

Master: Mr Mr William Sekete

Tel: 018 381 2124/ 8585 (PA: Ms Julleet Tau)
Fax: 018 381 3617
E-mail: MasterMafikeng@justice.gov.za

Postal Address: Private Bag X42, Mmabatho, 2735

Physical Address: Justice Chambers, 44 Shippard Street, Mahikeng, 2745

Office Hours for the Public: 07h45 - 13h00 and 14h00 - 16h15
(Note that only members of public travelling from far and remote areas are assisted after 14h00)

Contact list for officials PDF

Master of the High Court: Mthatha (Umtata)

Master: Mr Simon C Jozana

Tel: 047 531 2120 or 047 532 3432/ 3564
Fax: 047 531 0980
E-mail: MasterUmtata@justice.gov.za

Postal Address: Private Bag X6057, Mthatha, 5099

Physical Address: Holy Cross Building, No 7 Craister Street, Mthatha, 5099

Office Hours for the Public: 07h45-13h00 and 13h45-16h00

Contact list for officials PDF

Master of the High Court: Nelspruit

Master: Adv. Bina Masuku

General Tel: 013 752 2755
Fax: 086 507 1716/ 086 515 1279 / 086 680 5795
E-mail: MasterNelspruit@justice.gov.za

Postal Address: Private Bag X 11260, Nelspruit 1200

Physical Address: No 3 Marloth and Russell Street, Nelspruit 1200

Office Hours for the Public: 08h00-14h00

Contact list for officials PDF

Master of the High Court: Pietermaritzburg

Master: Mr Edric Pascoe

General Tel: 033 264 7000
Guardian's Fund Helpdesk: 033 264 7046 / 7015/ 7027

  • PA to the Master: Ms Shantal Hargreaves 033 264 7006; SHargreaves@justice.gov.za
  • Deceased Estates Appointments Section: Mrs. LB Moatlhudi 033 264 7002, LMoatlhudi@justice.gov.za
  • Deceased Estates Accounts Section: Mr. TM Ngwenya 033 264 7186, ThNgwenya@justice.gov.za
  • Trust Section and Curatorship: 
    Mrs. P Moodley 033 264 7010, PoMoodley@justice.gov.za
  • Guardian’s Fund:  
    Mr Pascoe  033 264 7054, EPascoe@justice.gov.za

Fax: 033 264 7106 (General)
E-mail: MasterPietermaritzbu@justice.gov.za

Postal Address: Private Bag X9010, Pietermaritzburg, 3200

Physical Address: 241 Church Street, Colonial Building situated, Pietermaritzburg

Office Hours for the Public: 07h45 - 16h00

Contact list for officials PDF

Master of the High Court: Polokwane

Master: Ms FP Mugivhi

General Tel: 015 230 6000

Fax: 015 230 6100/ 6200

E-mail: MasterPolokwane@justice.gov.za

Mr MT Seleka (Assistant Master) mseleka@justice.gov.za
Mr KJ Lebelo (Assistant Master) klebelo@justice.gov.za
Mr KM Ramoroka (Assistant Master) MRamoroka@justice.gov.za

Postal Address: Private Bag X9670, Polokwane, 0700

Physical Address: Polokwane High Court Building, 4th Floor, Block B, cnr Bodenstein and Biccard Street, Polokwane, 0700

Office Hours for the Public: 08h00 - 15h00

Contact list for officials PDF

Master of the High Court: Port Elizabeth

Master: Ms Euphemia Daniels

Tel: 041 403 5100
Fax: 041 487 1148
E-mail: MasterPortElizabeth@justice.gov.za

Postal Address: Private Bag X 2, Port Elizabeth, 6000

Physical Address: 523 Govan Mbeki Avenue (Cnr Crawford & Govan Mbeki Avenue), North End, Port Elizabeth

Office Hours for the Public: 07h45-13h00 and 13h45–15h00

Contact list for officials PDF

Master of the High Court: Pretoria

Master: Vacant

Tel: 012 339 7700/ 7807
Fax: 012 326 1977
E-mail: MasterPretoria@justice.gov.za or VSewlal@justice.gov.za

Office Manager: Administration and copies enquiries, Mr MM Segoane (Tel: 012 339 7791, MSegoane@justice.gov.za)

Deceased Estates: Ms N Ntsoane (Tel: 012 339 3324, NNtsoane@justice.gov.za)

Guardians Fund: Customer Care: 012 339 7713/7830, Ms F Strauss (Tel: 012 339 7788, FStrauss@justice.gov.za)

Insolvency & Trust: Ms C Rossouw (Tel: 012 339 7900, CRossouw@justice.gov.za)

Insolvency & Curatorship: Ms M Bernard (Tel: 012 339 7718, MBernard@justice.gov.za)

Postal Address: Private Bag X60, Pretoria, 0001

Physical Address: SALU Building, 316 Thabo Sehume Street, PRETORIA

Office Hours for the Public: 07h45 – 13h00

Contact list for officials PDF

Master of the High Court: Thohoyando

Master: Mr Thinawanga Rambauli

Tel: 015 962 1032
Fax: 015 962 1033
E-mail: MasterThohoyandou@justice.gov.za

Postal Address: Private Bag X5015, Thohoyandou, Venda, 0950

Physical Address: Venda Government Building Complex, Thohoyandou, Venda, 0950

Office Hours for the Public: 07h45-13h00 and 14h00-16h15

Contact list for officials PDF


Master of the High Court: National Office

Chief Master: Mrs T Bezuidenhout (Acting)

  • Tel: 012 406 4804/4796, Fax: 012 406 4811/086 544 4893,
  • Postal Address: Private Bag X81, Pretoria , 0001
  • Physical Address: 22nd Floor, SALU Building, 316 Thabo Sehume Street, PRETORIA

Chief Director: Mrs T Bezuidenhout

  • Tel: 012 406 4807, Fax: 0866292434/ 0866292336
  • Postal Address: Private Bag X81, Pretoria, 0001
  • Physical Address: SALU Building, SALU Building, 316 Thabo Sehume Street, PRETORIA

Chief Director: Vacant

  • Tel: 012 406 4801/4806
  • Postal Address: Private Bag X81, Pretoria, 0001
  • Physical Address: SALU Building, 316 Thabo Sehume Street, PRETORIA

 

Customer Care:

  • For Cape Town, Johannesburg, Polokwane & Pretoria: Assistant Master: Ms Wendy Sithole, Tel: 012 406 4805, Fax: 086 5444 893, E-mail: WenSithole@justice.gov.za
  • For Durban, Nelspruit, Pietermaritzburg: Assistant Master: Mr Deon van Schalkwyk, Tel: 076 520 6156, E-mail: DvanSchalkwyk@justice.gov.za
  • For Bisho, Bloemfontein, Grahamstown, Kimberley, Mafikeng (Mmabatho), Mthatha (Umtata), Port Elizabeth, Thohoyandou:
    Assistant Master: Ms Patrys Venter, Tel: 012 406 4798, E-mail: HVenter@justice.gov.za
  • For Guardian’s Fund: Deputy Master: Ms Gerda Marais, Tel: 012 406 4797, Fax: 086 507 1529, E-mail: GMarais@justice.gov.za