Chief Master's Directives

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  • Chief Maters Directive 2016-01 [370kb] - Appointments in terms of the PDI/BEE list of Insolvency Practitioners. This Directive is effective from 1 FEBRUARY 2016 and should be implemented as such.
  • Chief Master's Directive 2011-04 [146KB] - Section 28 (1) (c) of the Administration of Estates Act 66 of 1965 relates to Banking Accounts where an executor has to place funds from an estate which are not being immediately utilised into an interest bearing account with a bank.
  • Chief Master's Directive 2010-04 [RECALLED BY DIRECTIVE 2012/01] - Fees payable to the Master
  • Chief Master's Directive 2010-03 [RECALLED BY DIRECTIVE 2012/02] - Keeping of Statistics in the office
  • Chief Master's Directive 2010-01 [82KB] - Bonds in assetless Companies and Close Corporations
    The purpose of this directive is to ensure a uniform approach by Masters nationally in respect of the issue set out below in accordance with the provisions of Section 2(a) of the Administration of Estates Act No 66 of 1965.
  • Chief Master Directive 2009-07 [119KB] - Bond Substitution
    The purpose of this directive is to ensure a uniform approach by Masters nationally in respect of the issue listed below in accordance with the provisions of Section 2(a) of the Administration of Estates Act No 66 of 1965.

NOTE: Signed copies of the Directives can be requested via the Customer Care e-mail address: chiefmaster@justice.gov.za