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Card image 29 June 2020 Daily Maverick

The Cape Town deeds office is closed, again

Since 13 May 2020, when deeds offices were deemed operational under Level 4 of the lockdown, the Cape Town office has closed its doors a number of times for various reasons. Now, after being open for just over a month, it has closed again, unable to disclose when it will reopen.

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Card image 12 June 2020 The Citizen

Court orders CT deeds office to reopen amid severe Covid-19 closure delays

This after an application by the Cape Town Attorneys Association (CTAA), Tygerberg Attorneys' Association and Institute of Estate Agents of South Africa on Friday for the order to open.

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Card image 07 June 2020 News 24

Lockdown: More staff for deeds office in Cape Town next week as backlog piles up

The National Education Health and Allied Workers Union says that from Lockdown Level 4, only 30% of the workforce was supposed to be in the office, so this has caused delays in how many deeds can be registered.

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Card image 05 June 2020 Times Live

We are no renegades’: Ingonyama Trust fights back in parliament

The Ingonyama Trust Board has challenged parliament to produce evidence of its alleged incompetence, accusing the legislature of treating the trust as renegades

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Card image 04 June 2020 Mail & Guardian

Didiza intervenes in ‘paralysed’ Ingonyama Trust Board

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Card image 05 June 2020 News 24

Ingonyama Trust admits ‘constant, perennial irregular expenditure’

MPs are dissatisfied by the Ingonyama Trust's failure to meet its targets in the third and fourth quarters of the 2019/'20 financial year.

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Card image 03 June 2020 IOL

Proposal to withhold Ingonyama Trust funds after trust fails to account for R22m

The proposed suspension or withholding of trust funds for the financial year was due to the trust’s lack of clear programmes to deal with the empowerment of youth, women and people with disabilities in the rural communities

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Card image 20 May 2020 Daily Maverick

Land, rurality and data systems during Covid-19: Co-ordinating a continental response

Covid-19 has heightened the vulnerability of the powerless, who are now exposed to the whims of governments who have at their disposal absolute power as a result of the state of emergency and ‘the undemocratic nature of disasters’.

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Card image 12 May 2020 Food for Mzansi

Property transfers unlocked as deeds offices reopen

Property transfers that were in limbo since the start of the covid-19 lockdown will be unfrozen from tomorrow, with deeds offices opening nationally and with some services rendered exclusively online. The chief registrar of deeds has also announced that no interest will be charged on deeds...

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Card image 12 May 2020 Mail & Guardian

Court orders that Ingonyama Trust Board staff be paid their salaries

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