Are Estate Files Available Online?
Estate files from the 1830's to around the 1960's are available online on the FamilySearch project. Unfortunately, not all estate files are available, as many may have gone missing or have been destroyed in fires. For some provinces in South Africa, estate files may be available online up to the late 2000's.
More recent estate files are no longer being sent to the National Archives. These files can only be obtained from the various Master of the High Court offices.