THE ELECTRONIC Deeds Registration Bill would decrease turnaround time for approval and registration of property, Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti said on Friday. “The electronic system we plan to implement through the Electronic Deeds Registration Bill will allow us to achieve universal, countrywide access to deeds registration and surveyor-general’s services,” Nkwinti said in a speech prepared for delivery at a workshop on land. He said the deeds office processed almost a million registrations a year manually. – Sapa