4. Powers of registrar.—(1) Each registrar shall have power—

4. Powers of registrar.—(1) Each registrar shall have power—

(a) to require the production of proof upon affidavit or otherwise of any fact necessary to be established in connection with any matter or thing sought to be performed or effected in his registry;

(b) whenever it is in his opinion necessary or desirable to rectify in any deed or other document, registered or filed in his registry, an error in the name or the description of any person or property mentioned therein, or in the conditions affecting any such property to rectify the error: Provided that —

(i) every person appearing from the deed or other document to be interested in the rectification has consented thereto in writing;

(ii) if any such person refuse to consent thereto the rectification may be made on the authority of an order of Court;

(iii) if the error is common to two or more deeds or other documents, including any register in his or her registry, the error shall be rectified in all those deeds or other documents, unless the registrar, on good cause shown, directs otherwise;

(iv) no such rectification shall be made if it would have the effect of transferring any right;

(v) . . . . . .

[Para. (b) amended by s. 3 of Act No. 43 of 1957. Sub-para. (v) deleted by s. 3 of Act No. 43 of 1957.]

(c) to issue, under conditions prescribed by regulation, certified copies of deeds or other documents registered or filed in his registry;

(d) if in his opinion any deed or other document submitted to him has become illegible or unserviceable, to require that a certified copy thereof be obtained to take its place.

 

(2) . . . . . .

 

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