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2012
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2011 Transfers

A table and graph provided by WinDeed showing the total number of monthly property transfers registered by Deeds Office for 2011.

2011
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Conveyancing 2011 Survey

It's back with some old and many new questions, the almost annual GhostDigest survey about conveyancers, conveyancing secretaries and the conveyancing environment. 

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Conveyancing ethics survey

The results of the Conveyancing Ethics Survey which we ran with Gustav Radloff via e-mail to conveyancers in July.

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Conveyancing 2011 Results

The results of the Conveyancing 2011 Tipping Point Survey which we ran in August and September this year are out.

2010
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Survey 2010

The long awaited 2010 GhostDigest Survey into Conveyancing in South Africa has arrived and is ready for you to complete if you missed the earlier mailshot.

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Cape Town 2010

Responses from 169 law firms, representing 218 conveyancing partners and 396 conveyancing secretaries were received.

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Durban 2010

Responses from 62 law firms, representing 74 conveyancing partners and 122 conveyancing secretaries were received.

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Bloemfontein 2010

Responses from 20 law firms, representing 22 conveyancing partners and 39 conveyancing secretaries were received.

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PE and East London 2010

Responses from 46 law firms, representing 67 conveyancing partners and 146 conveyancing secretaries were received.

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Pietermaritzburg 2010

Responses from 29 law firms, representing 39 conveyancing partners and 100 conveyancing secretaries were received.

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Conveyancing Survey 2010 Results

The process of unpacking the results of the GhostDigest survey of the conveyancing profession has ended. This week sees the comparative summary of all the regions and conclusions, findings and opinions compiled in a Word document.

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Johannesburg - East 2010

Responses from 29 law firms, representing 31 conveyancing partners and 91 conveyancing secretaries were received.

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Johannesburg - West 2010

Responses from 44 law firms, representing 55 conveyancing partners and 125 conveyancing secretaries were received.

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Johannesburg - South 2010

Responses from 23 law firms, representing 26 conveyancing partners and 86 conveyancing secretaries were received.

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Johannesburg - Sandton 2010

Responses from 77 law firms, representing 171 conveyancing partners and 234 conveyancing secretaries were received.

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Nelspruit 2010

Responses from 17 law firms, representing 23 conveyancing partners and 54 conveyancing secretaries were received.

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Pretoria 2010

Responses from 118 law firms, representing 172 conveyancing partners and 284 conveyancing secretaries were received.

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Potchefstroom 2010

Responses from 15 law firms, representing 14 conveyancing partners and 25 conveyancing secretaries were received.

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Polokwane 2010

An anaemic response from 8 law firms, representing 6 conveyancing partners and 12 conveyancing secretaries were received.

2009
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Figures

Two graphs graphically illustrating the change in the value and number of bonds and transfers registered over the last few years until March this year.

2008
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Survey II

Over three years have passed since the first conveyancing survey, we thought it was about time the GhostDigest conducted another one …

2007
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D O backlog statistics

A graph showing the total volumes outstanding for deeds office document copies.
 

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Transfer duty collections

The state has raised R5,8 bn in the first 10 months of the 2006/2007 tax year.

2006
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Hissing sound

The Economist recently updated its global house-price indicators.

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Deeds Office registrations

A table showing the number of registrations and recordals in the nine deeds registries.

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Backlog statistics

A table showing Deeds Office document copy backlogs for the five Deeds Offices with document copy facilities.

2005
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Claims breakdown

Most claims against attorneys arise from litigation and the prescription of MVA matters.

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Main survey results

Have a look at the results from our survey, which we ran over May, they make interesting reading.

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Johannesburg - West

Responses from 24 law firms, representing 59 partners, of whom 41 are conveyancing partners were received.

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Johannesburg - South

Tying with East London, Johannesburg - South had responses from 4 law firms, representing 6 partners, of whom 3 are conveyancing partners.

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Pretoria

In equal first place with Cape Town, we had responses from 56 law firms, representing 208 partners, of whom 97 are conveyancing partners.

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Port Elizabeth

Responses from 20 law firms, representing 76 partners, of whom 35 are conveyancing partners were received.

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Pietermaritzburg

Responses from 17 law firms, representing 86 partners, of whom 36 are conveyancing partners were received.

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Johannesburg - Sandton

Responses from 29 law firms, representing 223 partners, of whom 60 are conveyancing partners were received.

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Durban

Responses from 21 law firms, representing 60 partners, of whom 28 are conveyancing partners were received.

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Cape Town

Responses from 56 law firms, representing 298 partners, of whom 91 are conveyancing partners were received.

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Bloemfontein

Responses from 9 law firms, representing 57 partners, of whom 13 are conveyancing partners were received.

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Johannesburg - East

Responses from 12 law firms, representing 30 partners, of whom 16 are conveyancing partners were received.

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George

Edging ahead of East London, responses from 5 law firms, representing 8 partners, of whom 7 are conveyancing partners were received.

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East London

Responses from just 4 law firms, representing 13 partners, of whom 8 are conveyancing partners were received.

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World wide boom

The property boom is a worldwide phenomenon and according to The Economist - "the biggest bubble in history".

2004
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Who gets what

Buying a house is an expensive exercise, the cost of the property notwithstanding, other costs are incurred. What are they and to whom do they go?
 

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House price index

Recently The Economist released its house price index of 20 countries. We are second.

2003
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Comparative Transfer Costs

These graphs and tables compare transfer costs for South Africa, the UK, Australia and Canada.

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The time it takes to transfer property

Comparisons are odious, but interesting. This graph compares the average length of time it takes to transfer property in a number of countries.
 

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Comparative bond market share

This table shows the percentage share of the bond market that banks enjoyed from April 2002 to July 2003.
 

2002