Reports and Documents

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Co-operation Agreement
Co-operation Agreement between Legal Aid South Africa and the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, Office of the Chief Master of the High Court.

This Co-operation Agreement describes the services, service levels and procedure for accessing services that will be delivered by Legal Aid SA on behalf of minor heirs who qualify for assistance in accordance with the 11 1h Edition of the Legal Aid Guide which came into effect on 10 February 2009 and as amended or to be amended by circulars issued by Legal Aid SA periodically. Services will be delivered in terms of the Administration of Estates Act 66 of 1965, as amended.

Tracing agents: Government Gazette 16193 of 27 January 1995

A practise whereby persons search the registers of unclaimed monies, seek out the persons entitled thereto and obtain cession of their rights is prohibited by a direction of the Minister of Trade and Industry in terms of the Harmful Business Practice Act 71 of 1988. Notice 69 of 1965 (Gazette 16193 of 27 January 1995) declaring unlawful any agreement whereby a person cedes to any person charges, sets off against any debt or alienates in any other manner, his right or title to any claim against the Guardian's Fund. Any person is prohibited for instituting a claim in any Court of law based on such an unlawful agreement. Therefore, if money is claimed on behalf of a person / institution by a trading agent the cheque must still be made payable to the person / institution reflected in our records.

- No tracers are allowed to collect cheques on behalf of beneficiaries.
- No posting of cheques will be done.

Guardian's Fund Reports

Third Party Funds Reports


  • Circular 90/2017, 12 Dec 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.
  • Circular 70/2011, 16 Aug 2011
    Collection of Masters' prescribed fees for Deceased and Insolvent Estates, Trusts and copies of Documents

Older Reports and Other Documents