n Annual Survey of South African Law - Law of property (including real security)

Volume 2013, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0376-4605



With the restructuring of the Department of Land Affairs and Agriculture, the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform has been administering deeds and registries in South Africa since 2009. In this capacity the Minister approved amendment regulations under section 9(9) of the Deeds Registries Act 47 of 1937 (GN R195 36240 of 14 March 2013), amending GN R474 466 of 29 March 1963 177. Regulation 20 was replaced and now provides that 'in the description of immovable property in a deed or bond the extent thereof should be expressed in word and figures'. Regulation 39 was also replaced and prescribes the format of certificates to be signed by conveyancers. Regulation 44A()(ii)() and (), dealing with the authority that needs to be obtained by representatives that sign on behalf of a company, close corporation, church, association and trust, was substituted. Regulation 61(2) dealing with the cancellation of was also substituted. Regulation 68(11B), which deals with lost and destroyed bonds, was inserted. While Form K and Form III deal with lost and destroyed documents, Form SS provides for a certificate of registered title. GN R196 36241 of 14 March 2013 amends R664 11245 of 8 April 1988. These regulations deal with amendments to the regulations pertaining to sectional titles. A new Schedule of Fees was furthermore published on 2 April 2013 (GN R241 36306).

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