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About Us

The Magistrates Commission is a statutory body established in terms of the Magistrates Act, 1993.


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Follow this link to view the
various committees of the Magistrates Commission.


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Lodge a Complaint

Follow this link to see how to lodge a
complaint against a Magistrate.


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The objects of the Commission are amongst others, as follows:

  • To promote continuous training of magistrates appointed in the Magistrates’ Courts [District and Regional Courts].
  • To advise the Minister regarding the appointment of magistrates.
  • To advise or to make recommendations to, or report to the Minister, for information of Parliament regarding any matter which is of interest for the independence in the dispensing of justice and the efficiency of the administration of justice in the Magistrates’ Courts.
  • To carry out investigations and make recommendations to the Minister regarding the suspension and removal from office of magistrates.

The functions of the Magistrates Commission, amongst others, are as follows:

  • To carry out or cause to be carried out any investigation it deems necessary.
  • To obtain access to official information or documents.
  • To summon any person to appear before it for questioning or require from any person a written explanation in respect of any matter falling within the ambit of the Commission’s objects.


Regional Court Presidents

Follow this link to view the contact details for the Regional Court Presidents.
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Chief Magistrates

Follow this link to view the contact details for Chief Magistrates in each Region.
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Cluster Heads

Follow this link to view the contact details for teh Cluster Heads.
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