The Compliance Division is primarily responsible for overseeing that sheriffs comply with their legal obligations in terms of the Sheriffs Act, 90 of 1986 and the supporting regulations.

The key activities of the Compliance Division are summarised below:

  • New sheriff Appointments
  • Acting sheriff appointments
  • Ad hoc sheriff appointments
  • Deputy sheriff appointments
  • Legal obligations process – Phase 1 (Annual submission of sheriffs’ financial documentation)
  • Legal obligations process – Phase 2 (Annual issue of Fidelity Fund certificates to sheriffs)
  • Unclaimed Trust Funds (declarations, payments, records and claims)
  • Record keeping (electronic and physical, including access to information)
  • D&O indemnity insurance