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Sectional Titles Act Regulations Amended

August 17, 2020

Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

Sectional Titles Act Regulations have been amended.

The agriculture, land reform and rural development department published the amended regulations in Government Gazette 43614.

A new sub-regulation (4) is inserted into regulation 15.

It stipulates that “whenever the registrar amends the relative sectional title deed as required by section 14(5) of the Act, he or she must endorse thereon that the amendment has been effected in accordance with an alteration, amendment or substitution of the registered sectional plan, and in the case of a substituted sectional plan, register such plan and substitute the registered sectional plan therewith”.

A new sub-regulation (1) on a conveyancer’s certificate is inserted into regulation 16A.

A new certificate and form H are added to annexure 1.

The amendments kick in two months from the date of publication.

Meanwhile, in Notice 884, the department published amendments to Deeds Registries Act Regulations.

A new sub-regulation (1) on a conveyancer’s certificate is inserted into regulation 43.

Regulation 44 gets a new sub-regulation (1) on attorney/notary/conveyancer certificate.

Amendments pertaining to Legal Practice Council Membership Number are also introduced to various forms.

The amendments come into force two months after the date of publication.

In Gazette 43613, the department called for comment on revised regulations regarding the grading, packing and marking of dried fruit intended for sale in South Africa.

The revised regulations were drawn up in terms of the Agricultural Product Standards Act.

Comment is invited within 30 days of the date of publication.

In Notice 434, the department published proposed Product Control for Agriculture inspection fees in respect of imported products.

Proposed fees for all regulated fresh fruit and vegetables are R230 per half hour or part thereof for normal time, R520 per hour for normal overtime and R620 per hour for Sunday and public holidays.

According to the notice, the rates will apply to inspections carried out at any harbour, airport, distribution center, packhouse, cold storage facility and any other designated facility that holds, handles or distributes imported fresh fruit and vegetables for sale in South Africa.

Comment is invited within 30 days of the date of publication.

An inspection fee for pineapples, effective from date of publication, of 1.8c per kg is also set down.

In Notice 879, the department announced the cancellation of the agreement for the establishment of a joint municipal planning tribunal entered into by and between Umdoni, Vulamehlo and Umzumbe local municipalities.

In Notice 880, the department announced detail of a restitution of land rights claim in Limpopo.

Comments or detailed objections are invited within 30 days of the date of publication.