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How to become a Commissioner of Oaths in South Africa



How to become a Commissioner of Oaths in South Africa, Commissioner of Oaths stamp requirements.

Are you a marriage officer, or a lawyer or a policeman? If yes, then you can apply to become a commissioner of oaths

Requirement Documentation to become a Commissioner of Oaths

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Designation of Commissioners of Oaths in terms of Section 6 of the Justices of the Peace and Commissioners of Oaths Act, 1963 – 10 July 1998. Powers regarding oaths outside the republic under section 8(1)(a).

Being an ex officio commissioner of oaths, is only for the period while you are in the specific post/capacity of the post. Therefore, as soon as you resign, retired or change careers, even only change branch of a company, you need to apply again.

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For further information, contact the following officials at our regional offices.

  • Eastern Cape 
    Director: Legal Services (M Gwintsa)
    Tel: 043 702 7000/7068, E-mail:
  • Free State 
    Director: Legal Services (David Ramolibe)
    Tel: 051 407 1808, E-mail:
  • Gauteng 
    Legal Administration Officer: Legal Services (Tshilidzi Ramathikhithi)
    Tel: 011 332 9070, E-mail:
  • KwaZulu-Natal
    Director: Legal Services (Pat Moodley)
    Assistant-Director: Court Services (Mr G A Jonker)
    Tel: 031 372 3056, Fax: 086 507 1444 / 031 372 3185,
  • Limpopo
    Director: Legal Services (Tladi Raisebe)
    Tel: 015 287 2000, Email:  
    • MODIMOLLE CLUSTER: Bela-Bela; Ellisras; Phalala; Thabazimbi; Naboomspruit; Modimolle; Northam
      Mr Kgosiemang, Tel: 015 287 2083, E-mail:
    • THOHOYANDOU CLUSTER: Giyani; Thohoyandou; Louis Trichardt; Musina; Mutale; Tshilwavhusiku; Dzanani; High Court Thohoyandou
      Mr Sebetso, Tel: 015 287 2042, E-mail:
    • THABAMOOPO CLUSTER:  Sekhukhune; Nebo; Thabamoopo; Praktiseer
      Ms Nyamandi, Tel: 015 287 2045, E-mail:
    • TZANEEN CLUSTER: Tzaneen; Ritavi; Naphuno; Namakgale; Lulekani; Phalaborwa
      Ms Nyamandi, Tel: 015 287 2045, E-mail:
    • POLOKWANE CLUSTER: Polokwane; Mankweng; Seshego; Bochum; Mokerong; Mokopane; High Court Polokwane
      Ms Lebea, Tel: 015 287 2081, E-mail:
    • MALAMULELE CLUSTER: Malamulele; Vuwani; Hlanganani; Bolobedu; Tshitale; Sekgosese; Tiyani
      Mr Shabangu, Tel: 015 287 2081, E-mail:

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  • Mpumalanga 
    Director: Legal Services (Paul Mthimunye)
    Tel: 013 753 9328, E-mail:
  • North West 
    Director: Legal Services (Motshabi Setlhako)
    Tel: 018 397 7000, E-mail:
  • Northern Cape
    Director: Legal Services (Adv. D Plaatjies)
    Tel: 053 839 0000, E-mail: or
    Mr. R Motlekar
    Tel: 053 839 0000, E-mail:
  • Western Cape
    Director: Legal Administration (Ms Ashika Singh)
    Tel: 021 462 5471, Email:

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