n Cabo - Cape property research

Volume 8, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0379-4830


Establishing the history of a property, its age and successive owners is a fascinating experience. The way of the researcher in South Africa is eased by the availability of preserved material in the Deeds Registry and in the Cape Archives. The former provides information of each piece of land, its age, owner and area from 1657 to the present day. Professor T. de Smidt, a Dutch expert in this sphere of research has stated that, in his opinion, so long a period of recorded ownership is unique.

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