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2017
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Cape/Kimberley Reg's Circular 01/2017

Registrar's Circular 01/2017 - Cape Town and Kimberley: effect of the change of jurisdiction of Registrars of Deeds of Cape Town and Kimberley from 1 March.

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Limpopo - Registrar's Circular 1-3/2017

Limpopo Registrar's Circular Nos. 1-3 of 2017: Establishment of and a general overview of the key procedures that will be applicable in the Limpopo Deeds Registry.

2016
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Chief Registrar's Circular 01/2016

Chief Registrar’s Circular No 1 of 2016: repeal and amendment of a number of Chief Registrar's Circulars following the 2015 Registrar's Conference.

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Chief Registrar's Circular 02/2016

Chief Registrar's Circular No. 2 of 2016: Amended Schedule of Fees of Office - relevant office fees, and withdrawal of Chief Registrar’s Circular No. 7 of 2010.

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Chief Registrar's Circular 03/2016

Chief Registrar’s Circular No 3 of 2016: Application of Section 24bis of the Deeds Registries Act, 1937 (No. 47 of 1937) to Sectional Title Units and Exclusive Use Areas.

 

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Cape Registrar's Circular 01/2016

Cape Registrar's Circular No. 1 of 2016: Property description of Jamestown, Stellenbosch, Western Cape with respect to Jamestown, Aliwal North, Eastern Cape.

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Pmb Registrar's Circular 01/2016

Pietermaritzburg Registrar's Circular No 1 of 2016: Explains how the property description in a sectional title transfer (prescribed form H) should read.

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Pmb Registrar's Circular 02/2016

Pietermaritzburg Registrar’s Circular No. 2 of 2016: Registration requirements for the lapsing of pre-emptive conditions in favour of the Department of Human Settlement.

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Pretoria Registrar's Circular 03/2016

Pretoria Registrar's Circular No. 03 of 2016: Effect of Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act (No. 16 of 2013) - SPLUMA.

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Chief Registrar's Circular 05-07/2016

Chief Registrar’s Circular No's. 5 to 7 of 2016: Change of names of various companies to Obaro.

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Pretoria Registrar's Circular 06/2016

Pretoria Registrar's Circular No 6 of 2016: A new procedure is to be implemented at Execution for registration of all VA copies to prevent fraudulent transactions taking place.

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Pretoria Registrar's Circular 05/2016

Pretoria Registrar's Circular No 05 of 2016: To outline the procedure on how to deal with lost deeds in the office and to centralize the functions relating thereto.

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Chief Registrar's Circular 08/2016

Chief Registrar’s Circular No 8 of 2016: Change of name of First National Bank Holdings Limited and conversion from a public company into a private company.

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Chief Registrar's Circular 09/2016

Chief Registrar's Circular No 9 of 2016: Termination of the collective investment scheme administered by Blue Bond Investments (Bonds registered prior to 1 May 2002).

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Chief Registrar's Circular 10/2016

Chief Registrar's Circular No 10 of 2016: Termination of the collective investment scheme administered by Blue Bond Investments (Bonds registered after 1 March 2004).

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Chief Registrar's Circular 11/2016

Chief Registrar's Circular No. 11 of 2016: Change of name concerning VKB Landbou (Pty) Ltd to VKB Beleggings (Pty) Ltd.

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Pretoria Registrar's Circular 21/2016

Pretoria Registrar's Circular No 21 of 2016: To clarify procedures around rectification of errors on delivered deeds and errors encountered after registration.

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Pretoria Registrar's Circular 08/2016

Pretoria Registrar's Circular No 8 of 2016: Procedures for the issuing and collection of barcodes to prevent their unauthorised use and the misuse of lost and stolen ones.

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Chief Registrar's Circular 13/2016

Chief Registrar's Circular No. 13 of 2016: Coming into operation of the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act of 2011 and its impact on deeds registration procedures. 

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Examiner's note

Examiner's Note - Johannesburg: The purpose which is to provide clarity in respect of certain matters discussed in Chief Registrar's Circular No 13 of 2016.

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Cape Registrar's Circular 02/2016

Cape Town Registrar's Circular No. 2 of 2016: The effect of the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act 8 of 2011 on Deeds Office practices and procedures.

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Registrars' Conference Resolutions 2016

At the annual registrars’ conference held recently, 29 matters which affect conveyancing and notarial practice were discussed and resolutions taken.

2015
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Registrars Conference Resolutions 2014

At the annual registrars’ conference held in October, 52 matters which affect conveyancing and notarial practice were discussed and resolutions taken.

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Pretoria Registrar's Circular 17/2014

Pretoria Registrar's Circular 17 of 2014: Process for the endorsement of deeds relating to orders of Court, expropriation notices and any other notices.

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Pretoria Registrar's Circular 01/2015

Pretoria Registrar's Circular 1 of 2015: Documentation required to uplift a Rule Nisi order that was noted as an interdict against the name or property of a person.

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Pretoria Registrar's Circular 02/2015

Pretoria Registrar's Circular 2 of 2015: To outline the procedure for dealing with lost deeds in the office and to centralize functions relating thereto.

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Pretoria Registrar's Circular 04/2015

Pretoria Registrar's Circular 04/2015 - to provide guidance regarding the implementation of some resolutions taken at the Registrar's Conference in 2014.

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Pretoria Registrar's Circular 05/2015

Pretoria Registrar's Circular No. 5 of 2015:  Sections 4(1)(b) and 3(1)(v) - Examiners must request any additional documents to prove the allegations in the applications.

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Chief Registrar's Circular 1/2015

Chief Registrar’s Circular No. 1 of 2015: The Collective Investment Scheme in Participation Bonds administered by Blue Bond Investments Limited  has been terminated.

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Pretoria Registrar's Circular 03/2015

Pretoria Registrar's Circular No. 3 of 2015: To provide clarity and guidelines, creating a uniform practice for the procedures to be followed in the establishment of townships.

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Pretoria Registrar's Notice 6/2015

Pretoria Registrar's Notice No. 6 of 2015: Procedure where the liquidator is the developer iro a Sectional Title Plan of Extension ito Section 25 of The Sectional Titles Act.

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Pretoria Registrar's Circular 07/2015

Pretoria Registrar’s Circular No. 7 of 2015: Registration requirements for vesting transfers by Endorsement in terms of Section 16 of the Deeds Registries Act, 47 of 1937.

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Jhb Registrar's Circular 02/2015

Johannesburg Registrar's Circular No 2/2015: clarity about conditions of title imposed ito the Townplanning and Townships Ordinance in favour of the local authority.

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Jhb Registrar's Notice

Johannesburg Registrar's Notice: Procedure to be followed so that the new schedule of Deeds Office fees which came into effect on 2nd May can be effectively implemented.

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Jhb Registrar's Notice

Johannesburg Registrar's Notice: A number of measures are going to be introduced with effect from 1 June 2015 to deal with account holders who pay after 30 days.

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Chief Registrar's Circular 02/2015

Chief Registrar's Circular 2 of 2015: Willow Waters Homeowners Association - title deed conditions - status quo remains, regarding consent from Home Owners Associations.

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CPT - Registrar's Notice 1 of 2015

Cape Town Registrar's Notice 1 of 2015: Deeds Office practice and procedures regarding restoration applications and applications for the expedition of registrations.

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Chief Registrar's Circular 03/2015

Chief Registrar's Circular No 3 of 2015: Procedure to be followed in respect of matters referred to the Chief Registrar of Deeds for a review.

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Jhb Registrar's Notice

Johannesburg Registrar's Notice: Requirements to be met in order to ensure that all correspondence letters served upon the interdict section are authentic.

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Cpt Registrar's Circular 03/2015

Cape Registrar’s Circular No. 3 of 2015: the current procedure for issuing copies ito Regulation 68(1) of Act 47/1937 is to be amended with effect from 22 June 2015.

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Cpt - Deeds Office Notice

Cape Town Deeds Office Notice: A fee of R150.00 is now being charged for the substitution, adding, amendment or repeal of Management and/or Conduct Rules.

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Pretoria Registrar's Circular 09/2015

Pretoria Registrar's Circular 9 of 2015: to reinforce compliance with the procedure for the holding over of deeds or documents by examiners during the examination process.

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Pta Registrar's Circulars Nos. 10-11

Pretoria Registrar's Circulars Nos. 10 and 11: To regulate access and consultation hours, and to outline the procedure for the issuing of barcodes respectively.

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Chief Registrar's Circular 6/2015

Chief Registrar’s Circular No. 6 of 2015: Deeds Registries Act,  47 of 1937 - Amendment of  a number of Regulations which become effective from 1 August 2015.

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Chief Registrar's Circular 7/2015

Chief Registrar's Circular No. 7 of 2015: amendments to Sectional Titles Act regulations which effect registration issues and which become effective from 1 August.

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Pta - Registrar's Circulars Nos. 12-13

Pretoria Registrar's Circulars Nos. 12 and 13: About the unlawful processing of deeds and procedures for handling requests for rulings on registration matters respectively.

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Pretoria Registrar's Circular 14/2015

Pretoria Registrar's Circular No. 14 of 2015: Guidelines for the removal of Restrictive Conditions in terms of the Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act of 2013.

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Pretoria Registrar's Circular 15/2015

Pretoria Registrar's Circular 15 of 2015: Transitional measures to finalize all pending applications before a tribunal established ito s15 of the Development Facilitation Act.

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Pretoria Registrar's Circular 16/2015

Pretoria Registrar's Circular No 16 of 2015: Guidelines for dealing with consents issued by Municipalities in terms of the Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act.

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Pretoria Registrar's Circular 17/2015

Pretoria Registrar's Circular No. 17 of 2015: Guidelines for dealing with transitional measures ito the Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act and free training.

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Jhb Registrar's Circular 03/2015

Johannesburg Registrar's Circular No. 3 of 2015: Revised procedure for lodgement and issuing of copies in terms of Regulation 51(2), 68(1), 68(8) and 68(11) DRA.

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Pta Registrar's Circular 18-19/2015

Pretoria Registrar's Circular No's 18 and 19 of 2015: regulating the procedure for late lodgement and all endorsements to be typed by examiners, respectively.

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Pretoria Registrar's Circular 20/2015

Pretoria Registrar's Circular No 20 of 2015: References to documents and notes on the cover of a deed to prevent their removal from or addition to the cover after examination.

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Pretoria Registrar's Circular 21/2015

Pretoria Registrar's Circular 21 of 2015: To regulate the procedure regarding the lodgement of RDP housing transactions for statistical reasons.

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Chief Registrar's Circular 4-5/2015

Chief Registrar's Circular No's 4 and 5 of 2015: Registration of Notarial Deeds ito CRC 10 of 2009 and an Arrowhead name change to Indluplace Properties, respectively.

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Pretoria Registrar's Circular 22/2015

Pretoria Registrar's Circular No 22 of 2015: Addresses issues regarding the updating of database details and the payment of accounts by debtors.

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Chief Registrar's Circular 8-9/2015

Chief Registrar’s Circular No's. 8 and 9 of 2015: Amalgamation of Shell SA Refining and Marketing and conversion of  ABSA Home Loans 101 (RF) Limited respectively.

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Pretoria Registrar's Circular 23/2015

Pretoria Registrar’s Circular No 23 of 2015: References to deed of creation when servitude indicated on General Plan is registered in favour of 3rd Parties.

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Chief Registrar's Circular 10-11/2015

Chief Registrar’s Circular Nos. 10 and 11 of 2015: Change of names of Absa Home Loans Guarantee Company and Thekweni Warehousing Conduit respectively.

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Pretoria Registrar's Circular 24/2015

Pretoria Registrar's Circular No 24 of 2015: Procedures to prevent the issue of a certified copy to replace a deed while the deed is permanently filed in the Deeds Office.

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Pretoria Registrar's Circular 25/2015

Pretoria Registrar's Circular No. 25 of 2015: To outline the procedure for dealing with lost deeds in the office and to centralize the functions relating thereto.

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Chief Registrar's Circular 12/2015

Chief Registrar’s Circular No 12 of 2015: Registrars' Conference Resolutions and withdrawal of Chief Registrar's Circular No. 16 of 2005.

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Conference Resolutions 2015

At the annual registrars’ conference held in October, 42 matters which affect conveyancing and notarial practice were discussed and appropriate resolutions taken.

2014
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Chief Registrar's Circular 1/2014

CRC No 1 of 2014 - Period of acceptance for lodgment of electronically generated rates clearance certificates extended to 28 February 2014.

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Pretoria Registrar's Circular 03/2014

Pretoria Registrar's Circular 03/2014 - Amendments to various sections of the Deeds Registries Act by the Deeds Registries Amendment Act, (Act No 34 of 2013). 

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Pretoria Registrar's Circular 04/2014

Pretoria Registrar's Circular 04/2014 - lodgement of rates clearance certificates by the City of Johannesburg with regard to Sectional title registrations.

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Chief Registrar's Circular 4/2014

CRC No 4 of 2014 - lodgment of electronically generated rates clearance certificates - Chief Registrar’s Circular No. 1 of 2014 has been withdrawn.

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Chief Registrar's Circular 3/2014

CRC No 3 of 2014 - FNB replaces Absa as a trustee of the Fountainhead Property Trust Scheme.

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Pretoria Registrar's Circular 7/2014

Pretoria Registrar's Circular No. 07 of 2014 - To provide guidance regarding the implementation of some resolutions taken at the Registrars Conference in 2013.

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Pretoria Registrar's Circulars 5&6/2014

Pretoria Registrar's Circular No's. 5 and 6 of 2014 - Guidance for the removal of notes on prep by examiners and acceptance of electronic rates clearance certificates.

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Chief Registrar's Circular 6/2014

Chief Registrar's Circular No. 6 of 2014 - addresses the rejection of certificates issued in terms of Item 28(1) of Schedule 6 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa.

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Chief Registrar's Circular 5/2014

Chief Registrar's Circular No. 5 of 2014:  clarity for municipalities, deeds registries and conveyancers regarding the issuing of section 118 clearance certificates.

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Pretoria Registrar's Circular 08/2014

Pretoria Registrar's Circular No. 08 of 2014 - Revised procedure for deeds linked with applications for certified copies, Reg 68(1) and related matters.

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Pretoria Registrar's Circular 09/2014

Pretoria Registrar's Circular No. 09 of 2014 - To provide clarity around the uncertainty when to use "NPC" or "Section 21 company" in case of conditions in favour of HOAs.

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Chief Registrar's Circular 8/2014

Chief Registrar's Circular No. 8 of 2014: Deeds rejections and problems municipalities are having with the issuing of rates clearance certificates. CRC 5/2014 is withdrawn.

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Pretoria Registrar's Circular 10/2014

Registrar's Circular No. 10 of 2014 addresses non compliance with CRC 2/2009 regarding the quality of endorsements and amendments made to deeds.

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Chief Registrar's Circular 9/2014

Chief Registrar's Circular No. 9 of 2014: Provisions relating to endorsements for passing immovable property from the various Provincial Housing Development Boards. 

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Chief Registrar's Circular 10/2014

Chief Registrar's Circular No. 10 of 2014: Transfer Duty Exemption Certificates in respect of redistribution agreements and suspension of RCR No's 32/2004 and 5/2013.

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Chief Registrar's Circular 11/2014

Chief Registrar's Circular No. 11 of 2014: Implementation of bond cession registration process to facilitate securitization transactions.

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Pretoria Registrar's Circular 11/2014

Pretoria Registrar's Circular No 11 of 2014: To provide guidance for implementing some of the resolutions taken at the Registrars Conference in 2013.

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Pretoria Registrar's Circular 12/2014

Pretoria Registrar's Circular 12/2014: Comprehensive notes and guidelines in respect of the rejection of deeds and documents.

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Chief Registrar's Circular 13/2014

Chief Registrar's Circular No. 13 of 2014: Regarding the verification process of CIPC certificates and the necessary conveyancer's verification certificate. 

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Chief Registrar's Circular 12/2014

Chief Registrar's Circular No. 12 of 2014: Impact of the Housing Amendment Act on registration procedures; endorsements and the replacement of CRC 9 of 2014.

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Pretoria Registrar's Circular 13/2014

Pretoria Registrar's Circular No. 13 of 2014: Inter Vivos Trusts - suffixes for the identification of Offices of the Master of the High Court where the trust was registered.

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Chief Registrar's Circular 14/2014

Chief Registrar's Circular No. 14 of 2014: Cession of bonds for securitization purposes and withdrawal of Chief Registrar's Circular 11 of 2014.

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Chief Registrar's Circular 15/2014

Chief Registrar's Circular No. 15 of 2014: Responsibilities of examiners and monitors for the examination actions which they perform.

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Chief Registrar's Circular 17/2014

Chief Registrar's Circular No. 17 of 2014: Inter Vivos Trusts - suffixes for the identification of Offices of the Master of the High Court where the trust was registered.

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Chief Registrar's Circular 16/2014

Chief Registrar's Circular No. 16 of 2014: to address a change in the registration number of State owned companies, in instances where the last two digits have changed.

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Pretoria Registrar's Notice 6/2014

Pretoria Registrar's Notice 6 of 2014: Endorsements in respect of incisions; Certificates of Real Rights; and the updating of deeds office data records and X Writing.

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Pretoria Registrar's Circular 18/2014

Pretoria Registrar's Circular 18 of 2014: To outline the procedure to be followed with regard to broken batches. 

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Pretoria Registrar's Notice 8/2014

Pretoria Registrar's Notice 8 of 2014: The importance of Chief Registrar's Circular 15/2014 for examiners and conveyancers with regards to the linking of documents.

2013
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Cape Registrar's Circular 1/2013

Cape Registrar's Circular No. 1 of 2013 - Registrar's Conference Resolutions 2012 - clarification and practice notes of a few of them for implementation.

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Conference Resolutions 2012

At the Annual Registrars’ Conference held in October, 81 matters which affect conveyancing and notarial practice were discussed and resolutions taken.

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Chief Registrar's Circular 1/2013

Chief Registrar's Circular No. 1/2013 - Certain registration issues relating to the endorsement of deeds under the SA National Roads Agency Limited and National Roads Act. 

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Chief Registrar's Circular 2/2013

Chief Registrar's Circular No. 2/2013 - Issuing of Item 28(1) Certificates in terms of Schedule 6 of the South African Constitution and repeal of CRC 9 of 2008.

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Chief Registrar's Circular 3/2013

Chief Registrar's Circular No. 3/2013 - Change of name: Sanlam Home Loans Guarantee Company (Pty) Limited to ABSA Home Loans Guarantee Company (Pty) Limited.

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Pretoria Registrar's Circular 01/2013

Registrar's Circular No. 01/2013 - Deeds must not be rejected because conditional Regulation 38 certificates - dated on or before 15th April - are lodged with them. 

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Chief Registrar's Circular 4/2013

Chief Registrar's Circular No. 4/2013 - Deeds Registries Act, amendment of regulations which are effective from 15 April 2013.

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Chief Registrar's Circular 5/2013

Chief Registrar's Circular No. 5/2013 - Sectional Titles Act, amendment of regulations which are effective from 15 April 2013.

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Chief Registrar's Circular 6/2013

Chief Registrar's Circular No.6/2013 - Conversion by VKB Landbou Beperk from being a public company into a private company.

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Jhb - Registrar's Circular 01/2013

Johannesburg Registrar's Circular No. 1 of 2013 - TDR or exemption certificates regarding leases and mala fide practices regarding rates clearance certificates. 

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Chief Registrar's Circular 7/2013

Chief Registrar's Circular No.7/2013 - Subdivision of section 25 right and suspension of  RCR 70(c) of 2011 and RCR 56 of 2012.

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Jhb - Registrar's Circular 02/2013

Johannesburg Registrar's Circular No. 2 of 2013 - Revised lodgment procedure in terms of Regulations 68(1) and 68(8), expediting transactions, and some admin matters. 

 

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Pretoria Registrar's Circular 02/2013

Pretoria Registrar's Circular No. 02/2013 - Backlog:  The requirement to obtain permission to put forward deeds which are on preparation has been suspended. 

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Pretoria Registrar's Notice 08/2013

Pretoria Registrar's Notice to examiners - 08/2013:  Until further notice HOA clearance certificates are necessary where a property is sold by the trustee in an insolvent estate. 

Registrar's Circulars

Chief Registrar's Circular 10&11/2013

Chief Registrar's Circulars No's. 10 and 11 of 2013 - Change of name of Exxaro TSA Sands and FNB replaces Absa as a trustee of the Emira Property Scheme respectively.

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Chief Registrar's Circular 8&9/2013

Chief Registrar's Circulars No's.8 and 9 of  2013  - Anglo Operations Limited converted into private company and Pretoria Portland Cement changes its name respectively. 

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Chief Registrar's Circular 12&13/2013

Chief Registrar's Circulars No's. 12 and 13 of 2013 - Transfer of business from Metropolitan to MMI; and Old Mutual Bank change of name and conversion, respectively. 

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Chief Registrar's Circular 14&15/2013

Chief Registrar's Circulars No's. 14 and 15 of 2013 - FNB replaces Absa as a trustee of the Capital Property Trust Scheme and De Beers is now a private company.

Registrar's Circulars

Chief Registrar's Circular 16/2013

Chief Registrar's Circulars No. 16 of 2013 - Conversion from private company into a public company concerning Sappi Southern Africa Limited.

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Chief Registrar's Circular 17&18/2013

Chief Registrar's Circulars No's. 17 and 18 of 2013 - FNB replaces Absa as a trustee of the Sycom Property Fund and Private Residential Mortgages is now a public company.

Registrar's Circulars

Pretoria Registrar's Notice 10/2013

Pretoria Registrar's Office Notice 10 of 2013 -  Abbreviations relating to Companies and Close Corporations, clarity about what is and what is not permitted. 

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Pretoria Registrar's Notice 10A/2013

Pretoria Registrar's Office Notice 10A of 2013 - Clarity is given to the recent confusion about the use of abbreviations regarding Companies and Close Corporations.

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Pretoria Registrar's Circular 09/2013

Pretoria Registrar's Circular No. 09 of 2013 - lodgement of rates certificates for opening of schemes, phase developments, subdivisions and first transfers from townships.

Registrar's Circulars

Chief Registrar's Circular 19&20/2013

CRCs No's. 19 and 20 of 2013 - FNB replaces Absa as a trustee of SA Corporate Real Estate Trust Scheme and termination of Absa Participation Bond Fund, respectively.

Registrar's Circulars

Pretoria Registrar's Circular 10/2013

Registrar's Circular No. 10 of 2013 - procedural changes for the preparation section and execution room regarding problems with multiple final black booking of deeds.

Registrar's Circulars

Pretoria Registrar's Circular 11/2013

Pretoria Registrar's Circular No. 11 of 2013 - lodgement of rates certificates for opening of schemes, phase developments, subdivisions and first transfers from townships.

Registrar's Circulars

Pretoria Registrar's Circular 12/2013

Pretoria Registrar's Circular No.12 of 2013 - To change archive section procedures regarding missing books and files; and to generate fees for viewing a record.

Registrar's Circulars

Conference Resolutions - 2013

At the Annual Registrars’ Conference held in October, 64 matters which affect conveyancing and notarial practice were discussed and resolutions taken.

Registrar's Circulars

Chief Registrar's Circulars 22-26/2013

CRCs No's 22 to 26 of 2013 - Conversion from a private company into a public company of Blue Granite Investments (Nos 1 to 4) and Greenhouse Funding seriatim.

Registrar's Circulars

Jhb Deeds Office closure

Jhb Deeds Office Notice - the cut off date for the lodgment of deeds and documents to be registered by 30 December is 06 December 2013.

Registrar's Circulars

Chief Registrar's Circular 27/2013

Chief Registrar's Circular No 27 of 2013 - Recognition of Customary Marriages Act, Circular No. 4 of 2009 is withdrawn and substituted with this Circular. 

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Chief Registrar's Circular 28/2013

Chief Registrar's Circular No. 28 of 2013 - Clarity brought to the uncertainty about the names (suffixes) of companies as provided for in the Companies Act of 2008.

Registrar's Circulars

Pretoria Registrar's Circular 14/2013

Pretoria Registrar's Circular No.14 of 2013 - To introduce a new procedure of endorsing permanently filed titles with effect from 09 December 2013.

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Chief Registrar's Circulars 29&30/2013

CRCs No's 29 and 30 of 2013 - Lodgment of rates clearance certificates that do not comply with the provisions of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act.

2012
Registrar's Circulars

Chief Registrar's Circular 1/2012

Chief Registrar's Circular 1/2012 - Rectification of title deeds and updating of deeds registry records regarding the vesting of state land.

Registrar's Circulars

Chief Registrar's Circular 2/2012

Chief Registrar's Circular 2/2012 - Application of Section 25(13) of the Sectional Titles Act with regard to the Roseparkadmin CC judgement.

Registrar's Circulars

Chief Registrar's Circular 3/2012

Chief Registrar's Circular No 3/2012 - Companies Amendment Act (Act 3 of 2011).  Repeal of CRC 6 of 2011 concerning correct names (suffixes) of companies.

Registrar's Circulars

Chief Registrar's Circular 4/2012

Chief Registrar's Circular No 4/2012 - Collective Investment Schemes Control Act (Act 45 of 2002). Change of trustee.

Registrar's Circulars

Chief Registrar's Circular 5/2012

Chief Registrar's Circular No 5/2012 - Conversion from a private company into a public company of Arrowhead Properties.

Registrar's Circulars

Cape Registrar's Circulars 6 and 7/2012

Cape Registrar's Circular 6/2012 - Processes in respect of the Land Titles Adjustment Act  and Cape Registrar's Circular 7/2012 - New SARS e-Transfer Duty receipts.

Registrar's Circulars

Bloem Registrar's Circular 09/2012

Bloemfontein Registrar's Circular 9/2012 - New SARS e-Transfer Duty receipts, introduction and examples thereof.

2011
Registrar's Circulars

Chief Registrar's Circular 10/2010

Chief Registrar's Circular No. 10 of 2010 - Amendment of the Deeds Registries Act by the Deeds Registries Amendment Act No. 12 of 2010.
 

Registrar's Circulars

Chief Registrar's Circular 11/2010

Chief Registrar's Circular No. 11 of 2010 - Amendment of the Sectional Titles Act by the Sectional Titles Amendment Act No. 11 of 2010.
 

Registrar's Circulars

Chief Registrar's Circular 1/2011

Chief Registrar's Circular No. 1 of 2011 - Transfer of assets of Meeg Bank Limited to Absa Bank Limited.
 

Registrar's Circulars

Chief Registrar's Circular 2/2011

Chief Registrar's Circular No. 2 of 2011 - Conditions relating to mineral rights in title deeds to immovable property.
 

Registrar's Circulars

Chief Registrar's Circular 3/2011

Chief Registrar's Circular No. 3 of 2011 - Change of name: Chesterfin (Pty) Ltd to Chester Finance (Pty) Ltd.
 

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Chief Registrar's Circular 4/2011

Chief Registrar's Circular No. 4 of 2011 - immediate suspension of implementation of Registrars' Conference Resolutions Nos. 46, 47 and 62 of 2010.
 

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Chief Registrar's Circular 7/2011

Chief Registrar's Circular No. 7 of 2011 - Application of section 25(13) of the Sectional Titles Act - suspension of RCR 2 of 2009.

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Chief Registrar's Circular 6/2011

Chief Registrar's Circular No. 6 of 2011 - Impact of certain amended provisions of the Companies Act on deeds registration procedures.

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Cape Registrar's Notice 03/11

Cape Registrar’s Notice No. 3 of 2011 concerns billing on registration and the implementation of a changed fee billing system by the Chief Registrar of Deeds, effective from 1 August 2011.

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Cape Registrar's Circular 04/2011

Cape Registrar's Circular 4/2011: Sale in execution by a sheriff in accordance with a Magistrates Court attachment.

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Cape Registrar's Circular 5/2011

Registrar's Circular 5/2011 - Application of Companies Act 71 of 2008 and of Chief Registrar's Circular 6 of 2011 with an Attorneys Association Guide addressing problems.

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Chief Registrar's Circulars 8 and 9/2011

Chief Registrar's Circular No. 8 of 2011 - Incorporation of Vrystaat Koöperasie Beperk as VKB Landbou Beperk, and No. 9 of 2011 - Declaration of National Roads.

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Registrar's Circular 10/2011

Chief Registrar's Circular No. 10 of 2011 - implementation from 28 October of the extensive amendments to the regulations of the Sectional Titles Act.

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Conference Resolutions 2011

Over 80 resolutions were passed at the 2011 Registrars' Conference held recently.

2010
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Chief Registrar's Circulars 11 - 13/2009

Chief Registrar's Circulars No.11 to13 of 2009 - Changes of name of Mittal Steel, Interfusion Finance and the transfer of Mercantile Bank Assets.
 

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Chief Registrar's Circular 1/2010

Chief Registrar's Circular No.1 of 2010 - Cancellation of registration of a lost or destroyed bond.
 

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Pmb Registrar's Circular 1/2010

Pietermaritzburg Registrar's Circular No.1 of 2010 - Implementation of Registrars' Conference Resolutions of 2009.

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Cape Registrar's Circular 4/2010

Cape Town Registrar's Circular No.4 of 2010 - To provide clarification in the application of the Registrars' Conference Resolutions of 2009.
 

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Chief Registrar's Circular 1/2002

The attention of conveyancers is drawn to Chief Registrar's Circular No.1 of 2002 - The South African National Roads Agency Limited.
 

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Chief Registrar's Circular 2/2010

Chief Registrar's Circular No.2 of 2010 - Applications in terms of Section 4(1)(b) of the Deeds Registries Act - requirements and limitations.
 

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Chief Registrar's Circulars 3 and 4/2010

Chief Registrar's Circulars No.3 and No.4 of 2010 - concern amendments to the Sectional Titles Act and Deeds Registries Act respectively.
 

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Chief Registrar's Circular 5/2010

Chief Registrar's Circular No.5 of 2010 - concerns the prohibition of expediting deeds other than deeds relating to land reform transactions.
 

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Chief Registrar's Circular 7/2010

Chief Registrar's Circular No.7 of 2010 - Amended Schedule of Fees and the practice to be followed with regard to item 1(a).
 

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Registrar's Circular 8 and 9/2010

Chief Registrar's Circulars No.8 and No.9 of 2010 - Changes of name of Aspire Financial Services and Imperial Bank.

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Cape Registrar's Circular No. 5/2010

Cape Town Registrar's Circular No.5 of 2010 - withdrawal of Registrar's Circular No.1 of 2005 with immediate effect.

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Cape Registrar's Circular No. 6/2010

Cape Town Registrar's Circular No.6 of 2010 - Implementation of RCR 48/2009 and CRC 11/2004.
 

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Conference Resolutions 2010

Almost 90 resolutions were passed at the 2010 Registrars' Conference held recently.
 

2009
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Chief Registrar's Circular 1/2009

Chief Registrar's Circular No.1 of 2009 - Application of sections 45, 45bis and 45bis(1A) on exclusive use areas and real rights of extension.
 

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Chief Registrar's Circular 2/2009

Chief Registrar's Circular No.2 of 2009 - Mechanisation: Data capturing and scanning of registered deeds and documents.
 

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Chief Registrar's Circular 3/2009

Chief Registrar's Circular No.3 of 2009 - Change of name of Eyesizwe Coal to Exxaro Coal Mpumalanga.
 

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Chief Registrar's Circular 4/2009

Chief Registrar's Circular No. 4 of 2009 -  The Recognition of Customary Marriages Act, 1998 (Act No. 20 of 1998).

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Thoughts on Resolutions

Dudley Lee pens some trenchant thoughts on the 2008 Registrars Conference Resolutions.
 

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Chief Registrar's Circular 5/2009

Chief Registrar's Circular No.5 of 2009 - Stamp Duties Act as repealed by the Revenue Laws Amendment Act.
 

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Cape Town Registrar's Notice 2 of 2009

Cape Registrar's Notice No 2 of 2009 - New Procedure for the issuing of a certified copy in terms of Regulation 68(1) of Act 47 of 1937.
 

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Chief Registrar's Circular 7/2009

Chief Registrar's Circular No. 7 of 2009 - Repeal of the Bible Society of South Africa Act, No. 15 of 1970.
 

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Chief Registrar's Circular 6/2009

Chief Registrar's Circular No. 6 of 2009 - Legal Succession to the South African Transport Services Act (No. 9 of 1989).
 

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Chief Registrar's Circular 9/2009

Chief Registrar's Circular No. 9 of 2009 - Alterations and errors in transfer duty receipts.
 

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Cape Town Registrar's Circular 3/2009

Cape Registrar's Circular No 3 of 2009 - Levying of rates for real rights registered over immovable property.
 

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Cape Town Registrar's Circular 3/2009

Cape Registrar's Circular No 3 of 2009 - Levying of rates for real rights registered over immovable property.
 

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Conference Resolutions 08(1)

George Tsotetsi discusses twenty two of the seventy resolutions taken at the 2008 Registrars Conference.
 

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Conference Resolutions 08(2)

George Tsotetsi continues in his discussion of twenty two of the seventy resolutions taken at the 2008 Registrars Conference.
 

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Conference Resolutions 08(3)

George Tsotetsi ends his discussion of twenty two of the seventy resolutions taken at the 2008 Registrars Conference.
 

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Conference Resolutions 2009

Over 70 resolutions were passed at the 2009 Registrars' Conference held recently.
 

2008
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Pretoria Registrar's Circular 1/2008

Pretoria Registrar's Circular No.1 of 2008 - Server crisis and loss of scanned images.
 

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Chief Registrar's Circular 1/2008

Chief Registrar's Circular No.1 of 2008 - Children's Act, No. 38 of 2005, coming into operation of sections 17 and 18 and their effect on deeds registries.
 

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Registrar's Circular 4/2008

Pietermaritzburg Registrar's Circular No.4 of 2008 - First transfers in terms of section 64(1) of the Development Facilitation Act No 67 of 1995.
 

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Resolutions 2007

Allen West draws attention to Registrars' conference resolutions which effect the day to day practice of conveyancing.
 

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Chief Registrar's Circular 4/2008

Chief Registrar's Circular No.4 of 2008 - Astronomy Graphic Advantage Act (Act No. 21 of 2007).
 

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Johannesburg Registrar's Circular 1/2008

Johannesburg Registrar's Circular No.1 of 2008 - Rates clearance certificates: sectional titles units.
 

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Pretoria Registrar's Circular 2/2008

Pretoria Registrar's Circular No.2 of 2008 - Rates clearance certificates: sectional titles units.
 

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Chief Registrar's Circular 6/2008

Chief Registrar's Circular No.6 of 2008 - Certificates in terms of Item 28(1) of the Constitution.
 

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Cape Town Registrar's Circular 5/2008

Cape Town Registrar's Circular No. 5 of 2008 - Massing and Adiation, Trusts and Section 40 Endorsements.
 

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Chief Registrar's Circular 7/2008

Chief Registrar's Circular No.7 of 2008 - Agricultural Debt Management Repeal Act (Act No. 15 of 2008).
 

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Chief Registrar's Circular 8/2008

Chief Registrar's Circular No.8 of 2008 - Lodgement of Rates Clearance Certificates in terms of s118 of the Municipal Systems Act (Act No. 32 of 2000).
 

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Chief Registrar's Circular 9/2008

Chief Registrar's Circular No.9 of 2008 - Certificates in terms of item 28(1) of Schedule 6 of the Constitution.
 

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Chief Registrar's Circular 10/2008

Chief Registrar's Circular No.10 of 2008 - Mental Health Care Act (Act No. 17 of 2002).
 

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Conference resolutions 08

Some 70 resolutions were passed at the 2008 Registrars' Conference.
 

2007
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Chief Registrar's Circular 1 and 2/2007

Chief Registrar's Circulars 1 and 2 of 2007 concern the Civil Union Act 17 of 2006 and the Further Education and Training Colleges Act 16 of 2006 respectively.
 

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Chief Registrar's Circulars 3-5/2007

The Chief Registrar's Circular Nos 3-5 of 2007 - change of name of Kumba Coal, Martprop Property Trust Scheme and M Factors and Trade Finance.
 

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Registrar's Conference 2006

Some 61 resolutions were passed at the Registrar's Conference last year.
 

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Chief Registrar's Circular 7/2007

Chief Registrar's Circular No. 7 of 2007 - National Heritage Resources Act (No 25 of 1999).
 

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Chief Registrar's Circular 9/2007

Chief Registrar's Circular No. 9 of 2007 - change of name of Saambou Limited to Firstrand Finance Company Limited.
 

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Chief Registrar's Circular 10/2007

Chief Registrar's Circular No. 10 of 2007 - Commencement of certain sections of the Children's Act, No 38 of 2005.
 

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Chief Registrar's Circular 11/2007

Chief Registrar's Circular No. 11 of 2007 - change of name of Tiger Food Brands Limited to Tiger Consumer Brands Limited .
 

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Registrar's resolutions

George Tsotetsi gives a brief overview of some of the 2006 Registrars' Conference Resolutions.
 

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Chief Registrar's Circular 13/2007

Chief Registrar's Circular No. 13 of 2007 - change of name of the Transnet Pension Fund to the Transport Pension Fund.
 

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Chief Registrar's Circular 12/2007

Chief Registrar's Circular No. 12 of 2007 - Cession of bonds for securitisation purposes.
 

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Conference Resolutions

Some 52 resolutions were passed at the 2007 Registrars' Conference.
 

2006
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Chief Registrar's Circulars 16-17/2005

Chief Registrar's Circulars Nos. 16 and 17 of 2005 were issued on the 2nd and 19th of December last year respectively.
 

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Chief Registrar's Circular 1/2006

The Chief Registrar's Circular No.1 of 2006 is about the Cross Boundary Municipalities Laws Repeal and Related Matters Act No.23 of 2005.
 

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Chief Registrar's Circular 2/2006

The Chief Registrar's Circular No.2 of 2006 concerns the Municipal Property Rates Act, No. 6 of 2004.
 

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Chief Registrar's Circular 3/2006

The Chief Registrar's Circular No.3 of 2006 concerns the change of name of Caltex Oil.
 

2005
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Chief Registrar's Circular 5/2005

The Chief Registrar's Circular No. 5 of 2005 was issued at the end of March. It becomes effective from 1 May.
 

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Chief Registrar's Circular 6/2005

The Chief Registrar's Circular No. 6 of 2005 was released recently. It concerns the "Electronic issuing and filing of transfer duty receipts".
 

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Chief Registrar's Circular 7/2005

The Chief Registrar's Circular No. 7 of 2005 was released this week. It's about Ispat Iscor's name change.
 

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Chief Registrar's Circulars 8 and 10/2005

Chief Registrar's Circulars Nos. 8 to 10 of 2005 were recently issued. It is the last two which are of most interest to the conveyancer.
 

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Chief Registrar's Circular 11/2005

Chief Registrar's Circular No. 11 of 2005 was recently issued. It concerns the lodgement of rates clearance certificates.
 

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Chief Registrar's Circular 12/2005

The Chief Registrar's Circular No. 12 of 2005 was released last week. It concerns the change of name of Real Housing Solutions (Pty) Ltd to Real People Housing (Pty) Ltd.
 

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Chief Registrar's Circular 13/2005

Chief Registrar's Circular No. 13 of 2005 which was released on 11 August concerns sections 10A and 10B of the Housing Act of 1997.
 

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Chief Registrar's Circular 14/2005

The Chief Registrar's Circular No. 14 of 2005 concerns the conversion of Lafarge from a public company into a private one.
 

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Chief Registrar's Circular 15/2005

The Chief Registrar's Circular No.15 of 2005 concerns the change of name of AdvED Education (Pty) Ltd and Advtech Education (Pty) Ltd.
 

2004
Registrar's Circulars

Registrars Conference Resolutions

A brief update from the registrars' conference held in November last year, by George Tsotetsi in the July SA Deeds Journal.
 

2003
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Conveyancing Circulars

Links to Conveyancing circulars from the Pietermaritzburg Legal Circle.
 

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Registrar's conference resolutions

A link to the resolutions taken by the registrars of deeds at their 2002 conference held on the 25 and 26 November last year. These resolutions are important since they give answers to conveyancers about practical conveyancing issues and the correct drafting of deeds and documents.