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. Contact details updated by designated official from the Office of the Chief Master: hventer@justice.gov.za


Enquiries/Customer Care:
Tel: 012 406 4805, Fax: 086 5444 893, E-mail: chiefmaster@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, 051 448 8507 (Insolvency)
  • E-mail: MasterBloemfontein@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: Bhisho

  • Master: Mrs Nothemba Mpongoshe
  • 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 Z. Agulhas
  • Tel: 021 832 3000
  • Fax: 086 507 0631/ 086 454 2155
  • 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
  • Notes:Information available from 1951; all information before that can be found at the Archive, Old Roeland Prison, Tel: (021) 462 4050
  • Contact list for officials PDF

    Old Iustitia Building
  • Tel: 021 410 8300
  • Fax:021 465 2574
  • Postal Address: Private Bag X9018, Cape Town, 8000
  • Physical Address: High Court, Iustitia Building, Parade Street, Cape Town, 8001

Master of the High Court: Durban

  • Master: Ms Varsha Sewlal
  • Switchboard: 031 306 0123
  • Office Manager: Ms N Ngidi (ENgidi@justice.gov.za) for copies and administration related matters
    Master/Head of Office: Ms V Sewlal (VSewlal@justice.gov.za)
    PA to the Master: Ms D Naidoo (DhNaidoo@justice.gov.za)
    Deputy Master Deceased Estates: Mr W Ollewagen (WOllewagen@justice.gov.za)
    Deputy Master Insolvency ,Trusts, Accounts and Curatorship: Ms P Shamase, (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, 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: Mr SS Moodley
  • Tel: 046 603 4000
  • Fax: 046 622 9990 / Guardians Fund Enquiries: 046 603 4004
  • 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 L 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
  • 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 M Modibela
  • Tel: 018 381 8585 / 4122 / 0005
  • 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 SC 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.  B. Masuku
  • 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: Ms Seetarani Gangai
  • Tel: General: 033 264 7000
    Guardian's Fund Helpdesk: 033 264 7046 / 7027
    Insolvencies, Trusts and Curatorships, Deceased Estates: 033 264 7000
  • 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
  • Tel: 015 291 4300
  • Fax: 015 291 4320
  • E-mail: MasterPolokwane@justice.gov.za
  • Postal Address: Private Bag X9670, Polokwane, 0700
  • Physical Address: Cnr Grobler and Hans van Rensburg, Office 105, Library Garden, 1st floor, Polokwane
  • Office Hours for the Public: 08h00 - 15h00
  • Contact list for officials PDF

Master of the High Court: Port Elizabeth

  • Master: Ms EA 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: Ms N Sigcau
  • Tel: 012 339 7700 / 7808
  • Fax: 012 326 1977
  • E-mail: MasterPretoria@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 TC 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

National Office

  • Chief Master: Adv L Basson
    • 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: Adv. M Mafojane
    • Tel: 012 406 4801/4806
    • Postal Address: Private Bag X81, Pretoria, 0001
    • Physical Address: SALU Building, 316 Thabo Sehume Street, PRETORIA
  • Deputy Master: Gerda Marais (Guardian's Fund)
    • Tel: 012 406 4797
    • Fax: 086 507 1529
    • Postal Address: Private Bag X81, Pretoria , 0001
    • Physical Address: SALU Building, 316 Thabo Sehume Street, PRETORIA
  • Customer Care: Ms Wendy Sithole
    • Tel: 012 406 4805
    • Fax: 086 5444 893
    • Email:Chiefmaster@justice.gov.za
    • Postal Address: Private Bag X81, Pretoria , 0001
    • Physical Address: 22nd Floor,SALU Building, 316 Thabo Sehume Street, PRETORIA