Notarial services can only be provided by a Notary Public. These services include the drafting of Antenuptial Contracts, Notarial Deeds of Servitude and Exclusive Use Areas. Notarial documents are attested before the Notary Public and Notarial Deeds are then registered at the Deeds Office where they become documents of public record.
- Signing or certifying documents that are to be used outside the Republic of South Africa and by law or legal requirement must be certified by or signed in the presence of a Notary Public,
- Obtaining an apostille certificate and/or obtaining the requisite authentication certificate from the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) and/or the necessary certificate or endorsement from the Embassy or Consulate involved for the use of documents outside of the Republic of South Africa (where required). Whether a DIRCO, Embassy or Consular authentication is necessary will depend on the country involved and nature of the document. Documents typically requiring this degree of authentication include: certain consents for minor children to travel abroad, the authentication of certain academic qualifications, selected visa and job applications, powers of attorney, affidavits, certain contracts, copies of passports, birth-, death- and marriage certificates, to name a few.
- Drafting and / or execution of certain documents or Agreements (which will be used locally) such as the registration of property rights, mineral and mining rights, Cohabitation Agreements, Notarial Deeds of Servitudes, Notarial Lease Agreements and Antenuptial contracts, to name a few.