Master of the High Court: Method of payment of fees charged by the Master

GN 1478 determines that any prescribed fees, payable to the Master, whether payable for copies or Master’s Fees, will be payable, as from 5 November 2009, at Magistrates’ Courts or alternatively by means of a direct deposit into the Department of Justice banking account.

In the light of the above, the following methods of payment and proof will be accepted by the Master:

a)      Direct payment at an ABSA branch. Payments can be made in cash or by cheque. If payment is made by cheque it should be bank guaranteed. The original or duplicate deposit slip, stamped by the bank must be lodged OR

b)      Direct payment at any Magistrate’s Court. Payments can be made in cash or by cheque. If payment is made by cheque it should be bank guaranteed. The original receipt issued by the Magistrate’s must be lodged OR

c)      Electronic Fund Transfer into the applicable banking account of the Department on condition that:
          i.)         original proof-of-payment printout must be lodged AND
          ii.)        Full reference to the specific estate / trust must be electronically printed on this receipt – a receipt merely indicating the name of an Office or “copies” or with handwritten references, will not be acceptable.

d)      The details of the bank account are as follows:
          NAME OF ACCOUNT:    Dept. of Justice & Constitutional Development
          BANK:                                ABSA
          ACCOUNT NUMBER:     4077507497
          BRANCH CODE:              632005
          REFERENCE:                    Type of service required and Master’s Office

          e.g. MOHPTATRUST (for Trusts at Pretoria Office), MOHBFN + estate number (for deceased or insolvent estates at Bloemfontein           Office) and MOHKMBCOPIES (for copies of documents from Kimberley office)

e)       The references of the various Master’s offices are as follows:

  Master Bhisho: MOH BHI
  Master Bloemfontein: MOH BFN
  Master Cape Town: MOH CT
  Master Durban: MOH DBN
  Master Grahamstown: MOH GHT
  Master Johannesburg: MOH JHB
  Master Kimberley: MOH KMB
  Master Mafikeng: MOH MFK
  Master Mthatha: MOH MTA
  Master Pietermaritzburg: MOH PMB
  Master Polokwane: MOH POL
  Master Port Elizabeth: MOH PE
  Master Pretoria: MOH PTA
  Master Thohoyandou: MOH THO