The South African land registration system
Almost all land has been surveyed by a qualified land surveyor which survey is reflected on a surveyor general diagram, which is get in the offers of these surveyor general. Further to the above all these surveyed land is a registered in the name of a specific owner in the office of the registrar of deeds. The information contained by both the registrar of deeds and the surveyor general is accessible to the public at a prescribe fee either by attending the officers or the de electronic media.
The process is thus very transparent and gives legal certainty. Ownership cannot be changed without a intricate registration process. The object of the registration process these to protect the registered rights and to give notice to the public of such protection and it was to provide an accessible record which can be used in the event of disputes.
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