Deeds Registries Amendment Act

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Published: 2010-12-02

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Deeds Registries Amendment Act 12 of 2010
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Government Gazette

Vol. 546 Cape Town 2 December 2010 No. 33829
THE PRESIDENCY No. 1149 2 December 2010
It is hereby notified that the President has assented to the following Act, which is hereby published for general information:–
No. 12 of 2010: Deeds Registries Amendment, 2010.

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] Words in bold type in square brackets indicate omissions from existing enactments.
Words underlined with a solid line indicate insertions in existing enactments.
(English text signed by the President.) (Assented to 30 November 2010.)
ACT To amend the Deeds Registries Act, 1937, so as to substitute certain obsolete expressions; to delete the reference to a registrar of mining tides or a mining commissioner acting as a registration officer; to provide for the extension of the duties of a registrar; to provide for the appointment of alternate members to the deeds registries regulations board; to provide for the disclosure of the full names and marital statns of persons in all deeds and documents to he executed or lodged for registration or record in a deeds registry; to provide for the issuing of a certificate of registered title in respect of a fradion of an undivided share in land; and to amend certain definitions; and 10 provide for matters connected Iherewilh.
BE [T ENACTED by the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa asfollows:- Amendment of section 2 of Act 47 of 1937, as amended by section 1 of Act 43 of 1957, section 1 of Act 43 of 1962, section 1 of Acl48 of 1965, seelion 2 of Act 61 of 1969, section 2 of Act 3 of 1972, sl'etion 7 of Act 62 of 1973, seclion 2 of Act 27 of 5 1982, seclion 2 of Act 62 of 1984, sl'elion 1of Act 14 of [993, seelion 10 of Acl II of 1996, Proclamation R9 of31 January 1997, section 35 ofAct 47 of 1997 and section 1 of Ad 93 of 1998
1. Section 2 of the Deed Registries Act. 1937 (Act No. 47 of 1937) (hereinafter rcl'erred to as the principal Act I. is hereby amended-- 10
(u) by the substitution for the heading of the following heading: "Appointment of chief registrar, registrar and assistant registrar of deeds"; and
(b) by the insertion uftcr subscl:lion (I C) of the following subsection: "(I DJ For the pUlposes of subsection (1)(ai. "supervision" includes 15
the issuing of practice and procedure uirectives.·'.
Amendment of section 3 of Act 47 of 1937, as amended by sedion 14 of Act 50 of 1956, section 2 of Act 43 of 1957, seclion 2 of Act 43 of 1962, section 2 of Act 87 of 1965, section 1 of Act 41 of 1977, seclion 101' Act 92 of 1978, section 1 of Act 44 of 1980, sedion 3 of Act 27 of 1982, section 28 of Act 88 of 1984, section 2 of Acl14 of 20 1993, seclion 9 of Act 122 of 1993, section 68 of Acl 67 of 1995, section I of Act 11 of 1996. section 53 of Act 24 of2003, section 46 ofAct 11 of 2004 and seclion 1 of Act 5 of 2006
2. Section 3 of the principal Act is hereby amenued-

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(a) by the substitution in subsection (I) for paragraph (u) of the following paragraph:
"(u) register powcrs of attorney wherehy the agcnts named therein arc authorized to act generally for the principals granting such powers. or to carry out a series of acts or transactions registrable in a deeds 5 registry. and register copies of such powers registered in another deeds registry. which have been certified by the registrar thereof, or which have been issued for the purpose of being acted upon in a deeds registry by a Master or registrar of the [Supreme] High Court of South Africa [or a rl'gistrar of mining titles or a mining 10 commissioner in his capacity as a registration officer];"; and
(b) by the addition in subsection (I) after paragraph (y) of the t{,11owing paragraph:
"(z) implement practice and procedure directives that are issued from time to time hy the chief registrar of deeds," _ IS
Amendment of section 9 of Act 47 of 1937, as amended by section 3 of Act 3 of 1972, section 17 of Act 7101' 1972, s