Conveyancing Practice

We often receive questions from people who are interested in our courses.
                A few of the most frequently asked questions, along with our answers, are listed below.

I have no knowledge of or exposure to conveyancing. Will the course help me?

Yes, undoubtedly. The course was written on the assumption that the person using it has no or little knowledge of deeds. The majority of our learners have had no, or very little, exposure to conveyancing. This need not be a deterrent. It is sometimes an advantage of how little you know, rather than to assume that the mere fact that you work in a deeds practice is sufficient to get you through the examination.

Do you have any proof that your courses are successfull?

Yes, plenty of proof. Read the comments of successful students who knew nothing about deeds before the examination. You are in good company. They - and many others - all passed with the aid of our courses.

What is the difference between the Self-study Course and the Attendance Course?

The Self-study Deeds Course is exactly what the name implies, a course that has been designed for independent study and for people who are unable or unwilling to attend lectures. On the other hand the Attendance Course in Conveyancing Practice is a course for people who would like to receive study guidance in the form of lectures.

Which of the two do you recommend?

Either course is adequate preparation for the conveyancing examination. It all depends on your circumstances and preferences. There are learners who live in the cities where we offer lectures and still prefer to study on their own with the aid of the Self-study Deeds Course. On the other hand, some students travel from long distances to attend our lectures.

The Attendance Course will make your studies much easier, however, because we guide you through a lot of information and explain difficult concepts. Self-study is possible, but attendance will accelerate your learning and understanding of the work. In the lectures we direct your attention to important aspects of the material.

Can you guarantee that I will pass if I do any of your courses?

No, we can’t guarantee that. But we can claim that you will not do any better with any other course.

As far as attendance is concerned, is it possible to learn about deeds in only three-and-a-half days?

Yes, it is possible because our notes are excellent. Our attendance course is note-driven rather than lecture-driven. This means that during the lectures we guide you through our comprehensive set of notes. However, after the lectures you will still have to work very hard to prepare for the examination.

We achieve great success with this method. The fact that the Attendance Course is presented in three-and-a-half days, makes it possible for people to come from various parts of the country to attend the course. Learners make this a week of intensive study in preparation for the examination.

Are the notes updated regularly?

Yes, there is constant change in the field of conveyancing practice. Each year the notes are updated once or twice. If you have registered for one of our courses, your name will be placed on our data base and you will be notified when a new issue becomes available.

Our course notes are popular and are used as a guide by a large number of practitioners, even after they have passed the examination. After passing the conveyancing examination, you can still update your notes regularly and use them.

How much time is needed to prepare for the examination?

This depends on individual ability and on the amount of time each person has to prepare for the examination. This will differ from one person to the next. In our opinion a comfortable and realistic period to allow for preparation for the exam is between four and six months. It would be to your advantage to enrol as soon as possible and start studying the notes even before you attend the lectures. It should be said that a lot of people have had less time to prepare and have still passed this examination. It depends largely on your commitment to passing.

What is the percentage needed to pass the exam?

50% for both papers. See the syllabus.

Can you guarantee that I will pass if I do any of your courses?

No, we can’t guarantee that. But we can claim that you will not do any better with any other course.

Can one pass the examination without an oral?

Yes. See the syllabus.

How long is the examination and how many papers are written?

Two papers are written on one day. The first is a four-hour paper which counts 200 marks. The second paper is two hours long and counts 100 marks. See the syllabus.

What are the examination fees and where do I register for the examination?

R171. You register three weeks before the exam in the province where you will write the exam. See examination information.

May I write the exam in another province?

Yes, under certain conditions. See examination information.

Who may write the examination?

Specific questions

If you have any further questions which we have not answered above, send an e-mail to with your questions and we will try to answer them as soon as possible.