Proclaimed Magisterial Districts

Interactive Map: Limpopo Magisterial Districts and Lower Courts

From 1 December 2014, communities will get the following services from courts near to them: Hearings of criminal cases and civil disputes, Maintenance, Small Claims Courts, Domestic Violence, Children’ Court, Deceased Estates and Mediation Serivces. 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.


Limpopo Magisterial Districts PDF Boundry Maps & Point-to-Point Descriptions

1. Ba-Phalaborwa [Main Seat: Phalaborwa; Sub District: Lulekani; Sub District: Namakgale]

2. Bela-Bela [Main Seat: Bela-Bela]

3. Blouberg [Main Seat: Blouberg]

4. Elias Motsoaledi [Main Seat: Groblersdal; Sub District: Moutse]

5. Giyani [Main Seat: Giyani]

6. Lepele-Nkumpi [Main Seat: Lebowakgomo]

7. Lephalale [Main Seat: Lephalale; Sub District: Phalala]

8. Letaba [Main Seat: Ga-Kgapane]

9. Makhado [Main Seat: Louis Trichardt; Sub District: Dzanani; Sub District: Hlanganani; Sub District: Tshilwavhusiku; Sub District: Tshitale]

10. Makhuduthamaga [Main Seat: Nebo; Sub District: Sekhukhune]

11. Malamulele [Main Seat: Malamulele; Sub District: Tiyani; Sub District: Vuwani]

12. Modimolle [Main Seat: Modimolle]

13. Mogalakwena [Main Seat: Mahwelereng; Sub District: Mokopane]

14. Molemole [Main Seat: Morebeng]

15. Mookgopong [Main Seat: Mookgopong]

16. Musina [Main Seat: Musina]

17. Mutale [Main Seat: Mutale]

18. Polokwane [Main Seat: Polokwane; Sub District: Mankweng; Sub District: Seshego]

19. Thabazimbi [Main Seat: Thabazimbi; Sub District: Northam]

20. Thulamela [Main Seat: Thohoyandou]

21. Tubatse [Main Seat: Burgersfort]

22. Tzaneen [Main Seat: Nkowankowa; Sub District: Tzaneen; Sub District: Lenyenye]


Government Gazettes

  • Magistrates’ Courts Act: Annexation of Vuwani Sub-District to Thulamela Magisterial District: Withdrawal, GG 40251, GoN 988, 05 Sep 2016
  • Magistrates’ Courts Act: Annexation of Vuwani Sub-District to Thulamela Magisterial District, GG 40044, GoN 677, 2 Jun 2016
  • Magistrates’ Courts Act: Creation of magisterial districts and establishment of district courts for Limpopo, GG 39961, GoN 491, 29 Apr 2016
  • Magistrates’ Courts Act: Creation of magisterial districts and establishment of district courts for Limpopo, GG 39601, GoN 33, 15 Jan 2016
  • Constitution of the Republic of South Africa: Rationalisation of magisterial districts for Limpopo and Mpumalanga: Comments invited by 21 Nov 2015, GG 39365, GoN 1059, 5 Nov 2015
  • Magistrates’ Courts Act: Creation of Magisterial Districts and establishment of District Courts for the Limpopo Province, GG 39055, GoN 672, 4 Aug 2015
  • Magistrate’s Courts Act: Withdrawal of notices creating districts and establishing courts for the Limpopo and Mpumalanga Provinces, GG 39055, GoN 671, 4 Aug 2015
  • Magistrate’s Courts Act: Withdrawal of notices creating districts and establishing courts for the Limpopo and Mpumalanga Provinces, GG 39055, GoN 670, 4 Aug 2015
  • Magistrates’ Courts Act: Creation of magisterial districts and establishment of district courts for Limpopo and Mpumalanga: Withdrawal, GG 38625, GoN 268, 30 Mar 2015
  • Magistrates' Courts Act: Creation of magisterial districts and establishment of district courts for Limpopo, GG 38624, GoN 267, 30 Mar 2015
  • Magistrates’ Courts Act: Creation of sub-districts and appointment of place within sub-district for holding of court, GG 38622, GoN 265, 30 Mar 2015

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