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Rescue procedures

Tania Shawe discusses the effect of the provision of rescue procedures under the New Companies Act 71 of 2008 on the Registrar of Deeds.

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Customary Law estate transfers

Wiseman Bhuqa discusses Deeds Office practices around the transfer of land ownership in a deceased estate of a person married in terms of customary law.

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Introduction to Conveyancing

If you are keen on pursuing a career as a conveyancing secretary then the LexisNexis® online, self-paced, interactive, eLearning Conveyancing course is for you.

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Have your say

The Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform is inviting written comments and oral submissions on the Electronic Deeds Registration Systems Bill.

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An action plan

Jack Crook gives some useful tips about the costs, processes and legal aspects about buying a home. 

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A fork in the road

Tim Pearce argues in the August De Rebus that it is time to put a 'Stop' sign to the growing misconception that all roads in private gated communities are public roads.

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Facts and myths

John Christie discusses S 87 and S 88 of the DRA as distinct to S 21 of the MPA when applying for the registration or execution and registration of an ANC.

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The application of Regulation 44A

Dudley Lee highlights the reason for Section 15A and regulation 44A of the DRA - to relieve Registrars of Deeds of certain responsibilities and examiners should keep that in mind.

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Escaping surety

Jack Crook discusses a recent High Court decision which illustrates one of the very restricted circumstances in which you may be able to escape from a suretyship you signed yourself into.