The Core Business of the South African Board for Sheriffs is:

To transform the sheriff’s profession, the SA Board for Sheriffs and its staff and to bring it in line with constitutional imperatives.

To review legislation and all other relevant legislation, among others the Sheriffs Act 90 of 1986, and if necessary lobby for reform in a manner which protects the interests of the sheriff’s profession and all stakeholders.

To communicate effectively with all stakeholders & sheriffs.

To discipline sheriffs.

* To monitor the conduct of sheriffs

To promote professionalism.

To set standards for training of persons who are, or intend participating in the sheriffs profession.

To set up the necessary training programmes.

To formulate policy directives.

To ensure effective management of the Board and its office.