Chief Master's Directives

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  • Chief Masters Directive 2017-03 [872kb] - Increase of Masters Fees as from 1 January 2018.

    Also see Circular 90/2017: Determination of method of payment of fees under section 153 of the Insolvency Act; 1936; The regulations made under section 103 of the Sdministration of Estates Act. 1965 (Act 66 1965); the Regulations made under Section 15 of the Companies Act, 1973 (Act 61 of 1973); and the Regulations made under Section 24 of the Trust Property Control Act, 1988 (Act 57 of 1988): Collection of Masters' prescribed fees for Deceased and Insolvent Estates and Estates Under Curatorship, Trusts and Copies of Documents.

  • Chief Masters Directive 2017-02 [281kb] - Dealing with Trust matters.
  • Chief Masters Directive 2017-01 [68kb] - To ensure uniformity in respect of the way in which the Guardian's Fund deals with Future Maintenance Funds deposited with the Master.
  • 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