Welcome to the Master of the High Court
Welcome to the Master of the High Court. The Master's Branch is there to serve the public in respect of Deceased Estates, Liquidations (Insolvent Estates), Registration of Trusts, Tutors and Curators, as well as Administration of the Guardian's Fund (minors and mentally challenged persons).
The Master has wide interaction with members of the public and practitioners and the dealings of the Master have an impact on the economy. The Master's Office has five main divisions. They all strive to protect the financial interests of persons whose assets or interests are, for various reasons, being managed by others.
- 2013.05.15: Master PMB: Records of Accounts (29 Apr-10 May)
- 2013.05.15: Master Cape Town: Records of Accounts (06-10 May)
- 2013.05.15: Master Durban: Records of Accounts (06-10 May)
- 2013.04.29: Master JHB: Records of Accounts (04 Mar-22 Apr)
- 2013.03.27: FAQ on how to access the Guardian’s Fund and MOVIT Sites
- 2013.03.20: New interest rate for the Guardian's Fund: 5.5% for the period 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014
- 2013.01.10: Insolvency Bill documents
- 2012.10.31: Chief Master's Directive 2012-06
- 2012.10.09: Guardian's Fund - List of Unclaimed monies, published Sep 2012
MASTER OF THE HIGH COURT'S INTEGRATED CASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (ICMS) WEB PORTAL
The ICMS Masters connects more than 400 magistratesí offices (deceased estate service points) and all 14 of the Masters´ Offices. The ICMS Web Portal makes available information held by the Masters´ Offices as from the year 2008. Follow this link to register and view the portal: https://icmsweb.justice.gov.za/mastersinformation
Follow this link to view the User Manual [1.25mb]
Follow this link to view the data captured through the MASETI project on Estates, Trusts, Insolvencies and Guardian/ Curators.
MASETI (Part 1): Thohoyandou, Umtata, Polokwane, Bhisho, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Mmabatho, Kimberley, Grahamstown, Johannesburg & Pietermaritzburg
MASETI (Part 2): Bloemfontein, Cape Town & Pretoria
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