Inside the mess of the master’s office
The office of the master of the high court is a critical institution for managing trusts and deceased estates. But attorneys say operations move at a glacial pace as a result of inefficiencies, administrative issues and a shortage of crucial staff
Across South Africa, offices of the master of the high court are buckling, and attorneys who must deal with them daily are at their wits’ end.
“There is a real issue of accessibility, with telephones hardly being answered, e-mails not being responded to and a general lack of accountability,” says a deceased estates administrator from Gqeberha, speaking to the FM on condition of anonymity...
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