Deeds Bill will fast-track property registration – minister

2014-08-16 09:27

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

The Electronic Deeds Registration Bill will decrease turnaround time for the registration of property, Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti has said.

“The electronic system we plan to implement through the Electronic Deeds Registration Bill will allow us to achieve universal, countrywide access to deeds registration and Surveyor-General services,” Nkwinti said yesterday at a workshop on land reform and land ownership held in Joburg.

“It will decrease turnaround time for approval and registration of property.”

He said the deeds office processed almost a million registrations per year manually.

The legislation will have an immediate impact once operational, Nkwinti said.

“This bill will allow for the current paper-based system for lodgement and registration of deeds to lodge electronically. Currently, a conveyancer is required to appear in front of the Registrar of Deeds.”

The bill would be introduced to Parliament for consideration during the current financial year, said Nkwinti.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.