A thing of the past

07 June 2012

Rates clearance delays are fast becoming a thing of the past in Cape Town following delays in the transfer of property with the implementation of ISIS late last year.

Section 118 admin nightmare

14 June 2012

The City of Cape Town has been inundated with incorrect electronic/Internet payments for Section 118 certificates, causing an administrative nightmare.

Payment Solutions

21 June 2012

Payment Solutions is a product in GhostConvey which efficiently, and cost effectively facilitates the payment of the seller’s rates and taxes on his behalf.

Section 118 payments

21 June 2012

Conveyancers in Cape Town must with immediate effect refrain from instructing their clients to pay financial values for s 118 certificates directly to the City Council.

Document exchange

05 July 2012

Salaried individuals no longer need to supply bank statements when applying for bonds at FNB, Absa and Nedbank.

Lodgment and queries

12 July 2012

The City Council of Cape Town is to implement new measures from 30 July to reduce delays with rates clearance applications.

Admin fee collection

06 September 2012

RatesClearance.com will now be collecting administration fees for generating rates certificates on behalf of Mossel Bay and Bitou Councils.

SARS Transfer Duty system launched

06 September 2012

SARS' modernised Transfer Duty system which was introduced in August will be mandatory from 1 October and conveyancers are urged to activate their eFiling details.

Jhb EFT payment process

13 September 2012

As the city of Johannesburg strives towards better service, rates clearance certificates can now be paid via EFT.


15 November 2012

A request for conveyancers and secretaries to liaise with the relevant departments regarding conditions when applying for Rates Clearance Certificates.
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