Deeds Registries Amendment Bill [B10-2013]

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Rural Development and Land Reform

The Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform invites you to submit written comments on the Deeds Registries Amendment Bill.

The Bill seeks:
▪ to amend the Deeds Registries Act, 1937, so as to provide discretion in respect of the rectification of errors in the name of a person or the description of property mentioned in deeds ant! other documents;
▪ to provide for the issuing of certificates 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▪ to substitute an outdated heading;
▪ to delete reference to the repealed Agricultural Credit Act, 1966;
▪ 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 matters connected therewith.

The languages used for the print media of these bills are only in English and Afrikaans. The Committee hopes to specifically hone in on civil society organisations and non governmental organisations with this particular 'medium. However, this will not preclude any person using any of the South African official languages during the public hearings, to be held in Parliament, to input to the bills. The advertisement to invite people from respective communities will be specific to the languages spoken in their constituency. The advertisement will also be forwarded to the Parliamentary Democracy Offices in all nine provinces in their respective languages. These offices will also be used as liaison points.

Comments can be emailed to Ms Phumla Nyamza at by no later than Friday, 28 June 2013

For Public hearings' dates and enquiries please contact Ms Phumla Nyamza on tel 021 403 3852 or cell 083 709 8492

Issued by MP Sizani, Mr PS, Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform.