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Using a Notarial Bond to provide security for the repayment of money lent and advanced

Securing credit is a very sensitive subject as most South Africans have fallen into the trap of loaning money to a friend, family members, a colleague or a business partner with the promise of receiving the full amount plus interest back, in no time. However, the real world is not that simple, and it is […]

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A “notarised” document? Why, what and how?

A Notary Public’s seal on a document indicates that it has been “notarised” or authenticated by said Notary, but not many people know what this actually means or why it is required. These days the world is but an e-mail away and physical presence is no longer the challenged it used to be when communicating […]

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Travelling with minor children? The impact of the new requirement for travelling with an unabridged birth certificate has on tourism…

The Department of Home Affairs, South Africa, has recently issued new requirements for travelling with minor children. The news has been flooded with unsuspecting tourists entering into South Africa without the necessary documentation and potentially facing deportation. Whilst South Africans wishing to travel internationally face the Department of Home Affairs backlog in issuing unabridged birth […]

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Notarial Authentications or “ notarizations ” with a focus on foreign documents for use in the Republic

In December 2014 we examined the need for notarial authentications (often referred to as notarizations or the authentication of documents) and further authentication when documents are to be used outside the Republic.It is similarly important to investigate the process involved in the authentication of documents executed or otherwise originating abroad for use in the Republic. […]

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