Insolvent Estates (Liquidations)


Active Insolvency Practitioners in South Africa

The Chief Master hereby thank all Insolvency Practitioners and aspirant Insolvency Practitioners who submitted their completed information forms.

The provisional National Masters List published hereunder would in all probability represent the Master’s clean-up List.

The follow-up should only be via email ( because no telephone or fax communication will be accepted. If you have sent your information via email and have not received an auto-generated response, indicating that the Master has received your information, please send an email to the Master at

Once the consideration of additional/outstanding information has been considered, stakeholder and the public would be advised of all green practitioners details for their inputs and objections, if any, to underscore the openness and transparency of this process of cleaning the List.

Once more your co-operation in this transformation of Insolvency  Practice/Industry is greatly appreciated.


  • List of PDI Practitioners PDF
    [Excel file 2.50mb (Offices are reflected per sheet/tab in the Excel file) - Updated 06 Jul 2017]


  • Renewal Affidavit providing required information for persons applying to remain on the National List of Liquidators [662kb]

The contact details of persons reflected on the PDI lists, appear in full on the National List of Liquidators. Any Practitioner who finds any error with his details is invited to send email to Ms L Mokale at .

Related file: Chief Maters Directive 2016-01 - Appointments in terms of the PDI/BEE list of Insolvency Practitioners.

Notice to all Insolvency Practitioners:

Kindly note that all Insolvency Practitioners on the National list of Liquidators [approved practitioners] are required to provide updated information to the Office of the Chief Master as per Renewal affidavit that appears on the Master’s website.

The period for submission of your updated information is 20th March 2017 to 30th April 2017. Any practitioner who fails to submit this information by close of business on 30th April 2017, will automatically be suspended from the National list of liquidators.

Kindly submit your renewal affidavit electronically to the following e-mail address:
Chief Master List Of Liquidators
[All attachments must be in PDF and sequenced accordingly]


New Applications for admission to the Active Insolvency Practitioners List

  1. Qualifications:
    Any person who has the following qualifications or is an admitted attorney, may apply to be considered for inclusion in the National list of liquidators:
    1. LLB
    2. B Proc
    3. B Com

  2. Intakes for new applicants will take place twice annually (April and September). The closing dates for submission of new applications before each intake will be March and August.

  3. Assessments of new applicants consists of a written test, as well as a short interview. Candidates should have knowledge of the following in preparation of such assessment:
    • Insolvency Act 24 of 1936;
    • Companies Act 61 0f 1973;
    • Companies Act 71 of 2008;
    • Close Corporations Act 69 of 1984;
    • Relevant Case Law;
    • Latest developments in the insolvency and liquidation industry.

  4. For purposes of the assessment process, should you have met the requirements to be shortlisted, you need to bring:
    • ID document or valid drivers’ licence;
    • Own stationary and calculator
    Note: Candidates will not be allowed access to their cellular phones during the assessment period.

  5. Affidavit for new applicants
    The below-linked information affidavit must be completed and must be lodged, together with the annexures thereto, to the  following e-mail address before the closing dates of each intake as mentioned above.

    Affidavit for New Applications: Affidavit providing required information for persons applying to be placed on the National List of Liquidators [376kb] Updated: 2016/11/10

    These affidavits with annexures may only be submitted electronically to the following e-mail address: