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 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 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 a accessible record which can be used in the event of disputes.