Master of the High Court:
Method of payment of fees charged by the Master
The Master's fee for registering a Trust is R 100.00 and payable at the Magistrates’ Courts or alternatively by means of a direct deposit into the Department of Justice banking account.
The following methods of payment and proof will be accepted by the Master:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 trust must be electronically printed on this receipt – a receipt merely indicating the name of an Office or with handwritten references, will not be acceptable.
The details of the bank account are as follows:
NAME OF ACCOUNT: Dept. of Justice & Constitutional Development
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 4077507497
BRANCH CODE: 632005
REFERENCE: Type of service required and Master’s Office
e.g. MOHPTATRUST (for Trusts at Pretoria Office)
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