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Notarial Practice in a nutshell

What is a Notary Public? A Notary Public, commonly referred to as a Notary, is an attorney admitted and authorised by the High Court of South Africa after having written a specialised examination for notarial practice. As a result, a Notary holds the statutory and common law powers to prepare and attest certain legalized documents, […]

The need for a notary public?

A Notary Public is a practicing attorney with an additional qualification and admitted by the High Court.  The Notary Public has additional powers to be able to execute, attest to and certify specialised documents. A Notary Public has the highest level of trust and ethics in the legal profession. The additional legal powers granted to […]

The antenuptial contract and the notary public in South Africa

Community of property is the primary matrimonial property system in South Africa.  It will be an automatic consequence of your marriage if you do not exclude it by way of an antenuptial agreement.  An antenuptial contract is an essential document that, under South African law, determines whether your marriage will exist in community of property or out […]