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:021 - 832 3332
  • 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 ( Copies and Administration), ENgidi@justice.gov.za
    Master/Head of Office: Ms V Sewlal, Tel: 031 306 0175, 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 2361 or 047 – 532 3201 or 047 531 2120
  • Fax: 047 – 531 0980 or 047 - 532 2040
  • 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 7054 /7029
    Insolvencies, Trusts and Curatorships, Deceased Estates: 033 - 264 7000
  • Fax: 033 - 264 7106 (General)/ 033 - 264 7057 (Guardian's Fund)
  • 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
    *Andries Street was renamed Thabo Sehume Street by Tswhane Council in March 2012.
  • 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 4796
    • Fax: 086 544 4893
    • Postal Address: Private Bag X81, Pretoria , 0001
    • Physical Address: 22nd Floor,SALU Building, 316 Thabo Sehume* Street, PRETORIA
      *Andries Street was renamed Thabo Sehume Street by Tswhane Council in March 2012.
  • 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
      *Andries Street was renamed Thabo Sehume Street by Tswhane Council in March 2012.
  • Chief Director: Adv. M Mafojane
    • Tel: 012 – 406 4806
    • Postal Address: Private Bag X81, Pretoria, 0001
    • Physical Address: SALU Building, 316 Thabo Sehume* Street, PRETORIA
      *Andries Street was renamed Thabo Sehume Street by Tswhane Council in March 2012.
  • 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
      *Andries Street was renamed Thabo Sehume Street by Tswhane Council in March 2012.