Provincial and Local Divisions of the High Court of South Africa and their areas of Jurisdiction

Old Name of court New Name of court & Abbreviation Area of Jurisdiction
Ciskei High Court Eastern Cape High Court, Bhisho (ECB) Peddie, Alice, Seymour, Whittlesea, Mdansane, Zwelitsha, Middledrift, Kieskamahook & surrounding areas
Eastern Cape Provincial Division Eastern Cape High Court, Grahamstown (ECG) That portion of the province of the Western Cape eastward of and including the magisterial districts of Humansdorp, Joubertina, Steytlerville, Jansenville, Aberdeen, Murraysburg, Graaff-Reinet, Middelburg, Hanover and Colesberg
Transkei High Court Eastern Cape High Court, Mthatha (ECM) Areas of the former Transkei: Centani, Willowvale, Nqamakwe, Tsomo, Cofimvaba, Ngcobo, Dutywa, Xhora, Elliotdale, Mqanduli, Ngqeleni, Libode, Tsolo, Qumbu, Lusikisiki, Tabankulu, Mount Frére, Mount Fletcher, Mount Ayliff, Siphaqeni, Butterworths, Bizana, Ezibeleni, Lady Frére, Port St Johns, Sterkspruit
South Eastern Cape Local Division Eastern Cape High Court, Port Elizabeth (ECP)

 

The magisterial districts of Port Elizabeth, Kirkwood, Uitenhage, Hankey, Humansdorp, Joubertina and Steytlerville

 

Orange Free State Provincial Division

Free State High Court, Bloemfontein (FB)

 

The province of the Free State

 

Durban and Coast Local Division KwaZulu-Natal High Court, Durban (KZD) The magisterial district of Alfred, Port Shepstone, Umzinto, Umlazi, Umbumbulu, Durban, Pinetown, Chatsworth, Inanda, Ndwedwe, Mapumulo, Lower Tugela, Mtunzini, Eshowe, Nkandhla, Entonjaneni, Lower Umfolozi, Mahlabatini, Hlabisa, Nongoma, Ubombo and Ingwavuma
Natal Provincial Division KwaZulu-Natal High Court, Pietermaritzburg (KZP)

The province of Natal – as per Superior High Court Rules

Witwatersrand Local Division South Gauteng High Court, Johannesburg (GSJ)

 

In civil matters: The magisterial districts of Alberton, Benoni, Boksburg, Brakpan, Delmas, Germiston, Johannesburg, Kempton Park, Krugersdorp, Nigel, Randburg, Randfontein, Roodepoort, Springs, Vanderbijlpark, Vereeniging and Westonaria

In criminal matters: The magisterial districts of Alberton, Boksburg, Germiston, Johannesburg, Kempton Park, Krugersdorp, Randburg, Randfontein, Roodepoort and Westonaria

Transvaal Provincial Division North Gauteng High Court, Pretoria (GNP) All areas north of Gauteng
Northern Cape Provincial Division Northern Cape High Court, Kimberley (NCK) The magisterial districts of Barkly West, Britstown, Carnarvon, De Aar, Gordonia, Hartswater, Hay, Herbert, Hopetown, Kenhardt, Kimberley, Kuruman, Philipstown, Postmasburg, Prieska, Richmond, Taung, Victoria-West, Vryburg and Warrenton
Bophuthatswana High Court North West High Court, Mafikeng (NWM) Vryburg, Liptonburg, Coligny, Zeerust, Grootmarico, Swartruggens, Koster, Rustenburg, De la reyville, Ditsodotla, Mankwe, Lehurutshe, Molopo, Taung, Pamtierstad, Mothibistad, Tlhabane, Odi, Temba
da High Court Limpopo High Court, Thohoyandou (LT) The whole of former Venda: Mutale, Tzanani, Tshitale, Thohoyandou, Tshilwavhusiku
pe Provincial Division Western Cape High Court, Cape Town (WCC) The province of the Western Cape including those portions over which the Eastern Cape and Northern Cape Divisions exercise jurisdiction



 
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