Almost all land in South-Africa 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 a 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 the de 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.