Comment: Deeds Registries Amendment Draft Bill, 2012

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Rural Development and Land Reform

The Minister for Rural Development and Land Reform has approved the publication of the Draft Deeds Registries Amendment Bill, 2012 for public comment.

The Bill provides for:
- discretion in respect of the rectification of errors in the name of a person or the description of property mentioned in the deeds and other document;
- the issuing of certificate of registered title taking the place of deeds that have become incomplete or unserviceable;
- to substitute an obsolete reference;
- to substitute an outdated heading;
- to further regulate the updating of deeds in respect of the change of names of companies, close corporations and the surnames of women;
- to amend a definition; and to provide for other minor matters.


Comments can be emailed to Ms AS Reynolds at asreynolds@ruraldevelopment.gov.za by no later than Thursday,25 October 2012

Enquiries can be directed to Ms AS Reynolds on tel (012) 338 7236