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Innovation in the digital era

The advantages of automated systems: Innovation and technology go hand-in-hand where the faster, holistic, and more self-sufficient solution is constantly being sought.

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This week: Land scarcity leading to smaller housing; selecting a commercial property asset type; banks to face a R60 billion class action suit; and digital disruptors.

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Fraudulent KZN transactions

The KwaZulu-Natal Law Society has issued an urgent warning to all conveyancers about a series of fraudulent transactions involving the registration of provincial land.

People & News

Passing of LSSA CEO, Nic Swart

It is with deep shock and sadness that the Law Society of South Africa announces the untimely death of its Chief Executive Officer and Director of LEAD, Nic Swart.

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Section 88 - Practical ramifications

Audrey Gwangwa discusses the practical ramifications in applying section 88 of the Deeds Registries Act vis-a-vis section 21 of the Matrimonial Property Act.

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This week: SA's best performing rental suburbs; in the US buying streets is a centuries old trend; and is your data safe in the cloud?

Sectional Titles

Deviation due to changes

Allen West suggests that recent case law has put to rest the thorny issue around deviating from section 25(2)(a) and (b) plans when exercising a real right of extension.

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This week: Absa homeloan sentiment index; the NHBRC faces criticism; and home loan repayments are showing homeowner financial strain in the first half of 2017.

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Beware of fraudulent spam email

Conveyancers must be aware of incidents involving fraudulent spam emails purporting to come from WinDeed (an Offer to Purchase and a Deeds Office document copy).