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Booklet CoverThe Directory of Justice Services booklet outlines some of the services of the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development and focuses specifically on issues that affect vulnerable people, women and children.

Most of the services that are included in this booklet may be accessed at the nearest magistrate courts. If the court is not able to assist, they will direct you to the relevant office. Services covered in this booklet:

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DOJ Online Services

Access our online services related to Deceased Estates, Protection Orders, and Maintenance Orders, Trust Beneficial Ownership Online Register, etc.

Other Information:

  1. Family Advocate: Consulting a family advocate

  2. Customarry Marriages: Getting married under customary law
  3. Divorce: This Legal Aid South Africa guide is designed to assist you in obtaining a decree of divorce in a Regional Court in South Africa. It gives general information only and doesn’t take the place of legal advice. Obviously, it also cannot provide specific advice about your divorce only a lawyer can do that (and help you to protect all of your rights).

  4. Equality/Discrimination : Lodging a complaint: Equality/Discrimination

  5. Small Claims Courts: Recover debt

  6. Master of the High Court: Reporting the estate of the deceased
  7. Master of the High Court: Registration of trusts
  8. Master of the High Court: Application for rehabilitation by insolvents
  9. Master of the High Court: Accessing the Guardian’s Fund

  10. Children and the Law: Protection for children accused of crime

  11. Adoption: Consent/withdrawal of consent by a parent or guardian of a child for adoption

  12. Maintenance: Apply for a Maintenance Order

  13. Domestic Violence: Apply for a Domestic Violence protection order
  14. Domestic Violence: Request a further warrant of arrest of a Domestic Violence respondent
  15. Domestic Violence: Make an affidavit regarding contravention of a Domestic Violence protection order
  16. Domestic Violence: Apply for variation or setting aside of a Domestic Violence protection order