The Portfolio Committee on Economic Development, Environment, Agriculture and Rural Development is considering the Sectional Titles Amendment Bill. Members of the public and stakeholders are invited to make submission and attend public hearings on the Bill

This Amendment Bill seeks to amend certain provisions in the Sectional Titles Act 95 of 1986. According to its long title it aims to: to provide for the developer to answer questions put to the developer by the agents of the lessees; to further provide for the amendment of sectional plans in respect of exclusive use areas; to further provide for the amendment and cancellation of a sectional plan upon an order of the court; to provide for the noting of a title deed in respect of the lapsing of a reservation in terms of section 25; to provide for a lease of part of the common property with the consent of the holders of registered real rights; to amend the provisions relating to the alienation of common property; to further provide for the cancellation of a mortgaged section and mortgaged exclusive use area; to also provide for a developer to submit a plan for subdivision or consolidation to the Surveyor-General for approval to subdivide, consolidate and to extend a section; to extend the registration of subdivision of a section, the consolidation of sections, and the extension of sections to a developer; to provide for the filing of replacement documentation in respect of lost or destroyed documentation; to amend the provisions relating to the extension of a scheme; to amend the provisions relating to participation quotas of sections; to regulate the membership of the sectional titles regulation board; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Read the Sectional Titles Amendment Bill [B31B–2020] in English, Sepedi, isiZulu, isiXhosa and Afrikaans.

In fulfilment of the Gauteng Provincial Legislature’s constitutional mandate to facilitate public participation in the legislation-making process, the Committee hereby invites you to attend public hearings and submit your written comments on the Bill by Thursday, 25th August 2022 to Mr Thabo Skosana (tskosana@gpl.gov.za / 082 967 7478) or Ms Lebogang Mampe (lmampe@gpl.gov.za / 071 483 0221).

Details of the public hearings

1st Public Hearing

DATE Tuesday, 16th August 2022

TIME 10h00

VENUE Online Meeting Platform (link to be shared)

2nd Public Hearing

DATE Tuesday, 23rd August 2022

TIME 10h00

VENUE Parktonian Hotel, 120 De Korte Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg

Both public hearings will also be live on GPL YouTube and Facebook

For any additional information and to confirm your attendance, kindly contact Committee Administrators Ms V Mokubetsi (VMokubetsi@gpl.gov.za / 079 897 2366) and Ms N Mngadi (NMngadi@gpl.gov.za / 072 560 1517) or the Public Participation Officer Mr B Dhlomo (079 522 9131 / BDhlomo@gpl.gov.za). Alternatively, copies of the Bill are available electronically.