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Interactive Map: Free State Magisterial Districts and Lower Courts

The Rationalisation of Magisterial Districts project enbales communities to get the following services from courts near to them: Hearings of criminal cases and civil disputes, Maintenance, Small Claims Courts, Domestic Violence, Children’ Court and Deceased Estates. If you are not sure where to get help or you are unable to access or understand the maps of the new demarcation ask the court manager at your nearest court.

LEGENDS/KEYS: Magistrate Courts Branch & Detached Courts Periodical Courts in the District.

You can also follow this link to obtain the contact details for the courts if you are experiencing problems seeing or navigating the map.
Alternatively you can still do a place name search per province to find the nearest court. You can also follow this link to find the contact details of your nearest Police Station.


Free State Magisterial Districts PDF Boundry Maps

01. Fezile Dabi Magisterial District: Main Seat: Kroonstad and Sub Districts: Mafube; Metsimaholo; Ngwathe; Parys;

02. Lejweleputswa Magisterial District: Main Seat: Welkom and Sub Districts: Hennenman; Masilonyana; Nala; Odendaalsrus; Tokologo; Tswelopele; Virginia

03. Mangaung Magisterial District: Main Seat: Bloemfontein and Sub Districts: Botshabelo; Thaba'Nchu

04. Thabo Mofutsanyane Magisterial District: Main Seat: Phuthaditjaba and Sub Districts: Dihlabeng; Maluti-a-Phofung; Mantsopa; Nketoana; Phumelela; Setsoto

05. Xhariep Magisterial District: Main Seat: Edenburg and Sub Districts: Letsemeng; Mohokare

Updated: 05 April 2022

Related Gazettes & Documents

  • Magistrates’ Courts Act: Appointment of a place within the District other than the Seat of the Magistracy for the Holding of a Court [Mangaung Magistrerial District], GG 47451, GoN 2720, 4 Nov 2022
  • Magistrates' Court Act, 1944 (Act No. 32 of 1944): Creation of magisterial districts and the establishment of district courts in respect of the Free State Province, GG 46132, GoN 929, 30 Mar 2022 (Includes point-to-point descriptions).
  • Magistrate’s Courts Act: Intention to create bagisterial districts and establish district courts in Free State as part of rationalisation of magisterial districts: Comments invited by 5 May 2017, GG 40753, GeN 272, 31 Mar 2017
  • Magistrate’s Courts Act: Intention to create magisterial districts and establish district courts in Northern Cape as part of rationalisation of magisterial districts: Comments invited by 5 May 2017, GG 40753, GeN 273, 31 Mar 2017
  • Report on the Rationalisdation of Magistertial Districts: Free State [560kb]
  • Report on the Rationalisdation of Magistertial Districts: Northern Cape [774kb]

Enquiries on this project can be directed to:
Mr Makena Z Moagi
Deputy Director (Court Establishment)
Tel: 012 315 1767. Fax: 086 507 4984, E-mail: Rationalisation@justice.gov.za

Updated: 27 May 2019