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Interactive Map: Gauteng Magisterial Districts and Lower Courts

The Rationalisation of Magisterial Districts project enbales communities to get the following services from courts near to them: Hearings of criminal cases and civil disputes, Maintenance, Small Claims Courts, Domestic Violence, Children’ Court and Deceased Estates. If you are not sure where to get help or you are unable to access or understand the maps of the new demarcation ask the court manager at your nearest court.

LEGENDS/KEYS: Magistrate Courts Branch & Detached Courts Periodical Courts in the District.

You can also follow this link to obtain the contact details for the courts if you are experiencing problems seeing or navigating the map.
Alternatively you can still do a place name search per region to find the nearest court. You can also follow this link to find the contact details of your nearest Police Station.


Gauteng Magisterial Districts PDF Boundry Maps

1. Ekurhuleni Central [Palm Ridge: Germiston]

2. Ekurhuleni East [Springs: Nigel]

3. Ekurhuleni North [Kempton Park: Boksburg, Tembisa]

4. Ekurhuleni South East [Benoni: Brakpan, Daveyton, Tsakane]

5. Emfuleni [Vanderbijlpark: Sebokeng, Vereeniging]

6. Johannesburg Central [Johannesburg: Soweto]

7. Johannesburg North [Randburg: Alexandra]

8. Johannesburg West [Roodepoort]

9. Lesedi [Heidelberg]

10. Merafong [Oberholzer: Fochville]

11. Midvaal [Meyerton]

12. Mogale City [Krugersdorp: Kagiso]

13. Randfontein [Randfontein]

14. Tshwane Central [Pretoria: Atteridgeville, Mamelodi]

15. Tshwane East [Ekangala: Bronkhorstspruit, Cullinan]

16. Tshwane North [Pretoria North: Soshanguve]

17. Westonaria [Westonaria]


Government Gazettes

  • Magistrates' Court Act, 1944 (Act No. 32 of 1944): Conversion of certain places for the holding of court (branch courts), and periodical court as courts at which all court-related services are provided in respect of the Eastern Cape, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal Province, GG 46132, GoN 928, 30 Mar 2022
  • Criminal Procedure Amendment Act: Commencement of Section 1: Magisterial sub-district of Tembisa, GG 38273, P 78, 28 Nov 2014
  • Magistrates' Courts Act: Places of sitting and periodical courts in Gauteng and North West Province: Withdrawal, GG 38271, GoN 965, 28 Nov 2014
  • Magistrates' Courts Act: Appointment of places of sitting and periodical courts for Gauteng and North West Province, GG 38268, GoN 962, 28 Nov 2014
  • Magistrate’s Courts Act (32/1944): Definition of local limits of districts created in respect of the Gauteng and North West Provinces, GG 38170, No 861, 31 Oct 2014
  • Magistrate's Courts Act (32/1944): Creation of sub-districts and the establishments of detached courts in respect of the said sub-districts, GG 38169, No 860, 31 Oct 2014
  • Magistrates’ Courts Act (32/1944): Withdrawal of notices creating detached courts, GG 38168, No 859, 31 Oct 2014
  • Magistrate's Courts Act (32/1944): Amendment of area of jurisdiction of New Brighton, GG 38167, No 858, 31 Oct 2014
  • Magistrates’ Courts Act (32/1944): Variation of Government Notice No. 670 of 2010, GG 38166, No 857, 31 Oct 2014
  • Magistrates’ Courts Act, 1944 (Act No. 32 of 1944): Annexation of District of Lehurutshe to be part of Zeerust Sub- District, GG 38165, No 856, 31 Oct 2014

Enquiries on the Rationalisation Project can be directed to:
Mr Makena Z Moagi
Deputy Director (Court Establishment)
Tel: 012 315 1767. Fax: 086 507 4984, E-mail: Rationalisation@justice.gov.za