Trust Registration In South Africa

What is a Trust Registration?

A trust is a legal arrangement whereby control over property is transferred to a person or organization (the trustee) for the benefit of someone else (the beneficiary). 

Trust Registration In South Africa

You can register for Trust Beneficial Ownership online. For user manuals and more information go to

Read more about the registration of trusts or contact the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development on 012 406 4805 or email

How much does it cost to set up a trust in South Africa?

The cost of setting up a Trust, drafting a Trust deed, and finally registering it in South Africa can total anywhere between as little as R7000 to R20 000.

A registration fee of R250 is payable to the e Master of the High Court.

How long is trust registration in South Africa?

Timeframe: 5 days for Documents / 3 weeks for Registration.