a. Ask for the Court Manager/ Office Manager and lodge
your complaint. Ensure that you take down his/her
name and leave your contact details; and/or
b. Write your complaint and put it in the complaints box at the entrance of the service point or court;
c. Submit your complaint to our customer care e-mail address –
a. contact the Office of the Regional
Head of the
Province in which the service point or court is situated.
Telephone numbers and contact details are available at the service point/court;
b. contact the Office of the Chief Master. Telephone numbers and contact details are available at the Master’s offices or on the website.
c. Write to: The Director General, Department of Justice and Constitutional Development; Service Delivery Improvement Directorate, Private Bag X81, Pretoria, 0001
a. an impartial, speedy and effective complaints handling
b. an apology and appropriate redress when you are not treated well or standards have not been met.
This Charter sets out the standard of service you can expect from the staff of the Department in the offices of the various Court Centres / Service Points and Master’s Offices.
This Charter does not cover the professional functions delivered by the Judiciary or the National Prosecuting Authority, who are independent from the Department, or services provided by people outside the Department, such as non-governmental organisations.
This Charter also does not cover the service of criminal, civil and family law processes by sheriffs, who are appointed as independent service providers to the courts in terms of the Sheriffs Act, 1986. Complaints and questions regarding the service of processes by sheriffs can be addressed to the SA Board for Sheriffs, Private Bag 5454, Cape Town, 8000, e-mail: email@example.com.