Comments on our course in notarial practice

The courses in Notarial Practice have been highly rated throughout South Africa and Namibia for the past eight years. They have since been used with great success by legal practitioners as tried and trusted courses for use in preparing for the notarial examination.

See the comments of satisfied and successful candidates


Shannon Kirsten Stowell
I attended your Notarial Practice course in Durban earlier in 2017 and was advised yesterday that I passed the exam with 81.7%! I am definitely a very relieved and happy customer. In addition, my father who is also a practising conveyancer, received an email from one of the examiners which read as follows: "I understand that the candidate who goes by the name of S.K. Stowell and who wrote the recent notarial exam is your daughter? If so, please convey my heartiest congratulations to her on what was quite the most exceptional script I have ever marked. I did not, of course, know whose script it was at the time, but I have never before seen anything quite of that standard. I do recall marking my particular question and thinking that here was an exceptional answer paper! So exceptional that I wonder where she lost the 18 marks!!" Thank you very much for the comprehensive notes and the wonderful course. The hard work definitely paid off for me.

Yolanda Matwa
I just want to thank Erinda Frantzen for the Notary lectures. I obtained 74.5% for the Notary October exam. I work for the government and have no practical experience of Notary. I solely relied on your notes and the lectures. Thank you so much.


Eleftheria Tzircalle
I just wanted to say that the Notarial course held today was by far the best legal crash course I have been on. Thank you!!

Samantha Margolis
I just wanted to write to thank all of you at the Centre for Conveyancing Practice for the notes and courses in respect of conveyancing and notarial practice. I did both courses earlier this year, wrote both exams and passed both first time. I would definitely recommend the notes and courses to colleagues in the future.

C. van Heerden
I attended the Notary course you presented in Cape Town during March. As a candidate attorney who had no previous experience in any form of drafting your notes and classes helped me immensely to prepare for this examination. I was informed earlier today that I passed the Notary Examination on my first attempt I would like to thank you for your excellent notes and explanation of the various topics. I will recommend this course to anyone who wants to be a Notary public.

Natasha Fletcher
I attended your notarial practice and conveyancing courses respectively this year and want to thank you for your excellent courses and notes as I passed both the notarial practice exam and conveyancing exam first time. I have and am recommending your courses to my colleagues who want to write these exams. Thank you for what you have done to help further my career.


C. van Heerden
I attended the Notary course Erinda presented in Cape Town during March. As a candidate attorney who had no previous experience in any form of drafting, your notes and classes helped me immensely to prepare for this examination. I was informed earlier today that I passed the Notary Examination on my first attempt I would like to thank you for your excellent notes and explanation of the various topics. I will recommend this course to anyone who wants to be a Notary public.




Delia‎ Jay
Please convey my thanks to everyone at Aktepraktyk - I just heard that I passed my notaries exam on my first attempt and I am over the moon! I registered for the self-study course and the notes were brilliant - the concepts are so clearly explained and they covered everything thoroughly.‎ Please tell Erinda Frantzen what a great job she is doing.

Lalena Posthumus
I just want to let you know that I passed my notary exam with 62%. Thank you so much for the great notes and lectures that you provided. You made it easy.

Johann Engelbrecht
Could you kindly advise Erinda that I passed the Notaries Exam(in fact no 1 for KZN). Her course and exam notes was really excellent and without same I would never have passed the exam.

Aashistra Babulal
I would like to inform you that i have passed the notary exam on first attempt. Thanks for your assistance.


Camilla du Toit
I just wanted to let you know that I wrote the Notarial Practice exam in October 2011, and passed with the highest mark in KZN. I really think it was all due to your excellent lecturing (I attended the Durban course in March 2011) and thorough notes! I can't thank you enough.

Dominique Gosling
I am an attorney and conveyancer from Pietermaritzburg who attended the Notarial Practice course in Durban in March this year.
Please thank Erinda Frantzen as I have just passed my Notary’s exam and I am over the moon.

I got grilled in the oral (TWICE!!) years ago and was devastated.
Attending your course gave me the courage to try again. I went through every single page of the notes and exam questions and worked really hard but it paid off.

Margie Bigby
I attended the KZN Notary lectures in early 2011 and I wrote the exam for the first time in Oct 2011. I passed the exam having only been practicing as an attorney for a few months. The Gawie le Roux course material is very good and appropriate for both the exam and for practice. Thank you to Erinda for her outstanding lectures!

Sindi Ndlovu
I attended the Notarial Practice in Durban in August and wrote the exam for the first time in October 2011. I am extremely happy to advise you that I have passed my exam and will be admitted as a Notary early next year. I will like to extend my gratitude to you for helping me achieve such a huge milestone which seemed impossible.

Rachel Townsend
I heard today that I passed the Notarial Practice exam, with the joint-highest mark in KZN. Please pass on my thanks to Erinda for the amazing work she’s done on the notes and for the very informative & helpful lectures, which I attended last year.


Adam West
I attended your 2008 notarial lectures in Cape Town.  Unfortunately, I was not able to write that year.  Nor was I able to write it in June 2009.  However, at the end of June and having purchased your 2009 updates, I finally decided that I would write the notaries in October.  I registered early so that there would be no going back and systematically worked through your course notes & practical examples.  The Cape Law Society (Cape Town, PE, Grahamstown and Kimberley) pass rate for the October 2009 Notarial Exam was less than 21%.  Of the 58 candidates who wrote only 12 passed.  I am pleased to tell you that I was one of those few.  Although I thought that I had done better than I did, -55% - I am not complaining because I passed it first time.   Many thanks for your excellent course material which is comprehensive and well structured.  I will continue to update the course annually because I am sure it will make an excellent reference source for notarial practice.

Zandri van der Westhuizen
Ek het die Notariële kursus bygewoon einde Augustus by Wingate Park.  Danksy die kursus het ek 73.5% vir die Notariele Eksamen gekry.

Meilssa Kate van de Water
I took both the Conveyancing and Notarial course. Last year September I passed the Conveyancing exam, first time around, after completing Gawie’s course and this year June I passed my Notarial exam on the first attempt as well.
Today I received a notice from the Law Society of the Northern Provinces informing me that I had been the most successful candidate in the June Notarial exam, my mark was 91%. I will be presented with a certificate at the AGM held on the 7th of November 2009 at Sun City. I am extremely grateful for your AMAZING assistance and would recommend both these courses to anyone. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Maria Davey
KZN notary results are out - I passed - 68.5 %. Many thanks to you!

Kristy Giva Knill
Thank you very much for your assistance with the notarial practice course.  I passed the exam and I am very happy!

Alexis Volschenk
Please extend my gratitude to the folk from Aktepraktyk. The course definitely enabled me to pass the exam first time.

Chantel Bolton
Baie dankie vir die goeie notas. Dit het gehelp dat ek die Junie notariële eksamen suksesvol kon aflê.

Madeleine Goldie
Ek het vanmiddag gehoor ek is die notariële eksamen deur; ek is bitter verlig. Ek het 61%. Dankie vir die kursus. Ek sal dit aanbeveel.

Joyce Bezuidenhout
Ek het die Notariële kursus bygewoon in April hierdie jaar.  Ek het die eksamen die eerste keer deurgekom! Die grootste bydrae daarvoor was die kursus sowel die volledige notas.  Baie dankie daarvoor.

Charlene Mertz
Ek het die Notariële eksamen geslaag met 68%! As ‘n enkelpraktisyn wat haar deure op 1 April oopgemaak het beteken dit die wêreld vir my en vir my kliënte! Dankie julle – ek is ‘n lopende advertensie vir julle!


Riana Lemmer
Ek het so pas die uitslae op die website gekry.  Ek is genadiglik deur sonder dat ek ‘n mondeling hoef te gaan doen. Baie dankie – sonder die lesings en notas sou ek dit beslis nie gemaak het nie!

Anandi Olivier
Wil net sê dat die materiaal uitstekend is en dat julle dit baie maklik maak om aan die leer te kom!

Sean Coetzee
A quick note to say that the results were just published on the CLS website and I got 70%!
I am over the moon! I looked at all the results and it seems that I was third highest in the entire Cape Province.
Thank you again for everything - your notes are amazing and your lectures were excellent.  Words cannot describe how thankful I am that I saw that advert in the De Rebus last year - you and the staff at the Centre have made a huge difference to my career.

Nishani Maharaj
My name is Nishani Maharaj and I had done the notarial course with you in Durban - I wanted to tell you I passed the paper! I couldnt believe the news! I got it via sms and phoned the Law Society to confirm! Thanks so much for all your hard work!!!

Lisa Human
I would like to thank the Centre for Conveyancing Practice for the excellent Notarial course and course material. It was extremely professional and well organised. I will definitely recommend the course to my colleagues, as I could not have passed without such competent notes and the experienced instructions in respect of the exam.

Jean-Pierre van der Walt
Ek  het  julle  notariële  kursus bygewoon in Pretoria  en die eksamen afgelê  op  10  Oktober  2007. Ek  wil net  baie dankie sê - danksy die notas en baie goeie aanbieding  van die  kursus het ek die  eksamen die eerste keer deurgekom. Baie dankie.

Charlotte Blake
Just wanted you to pass on to the lecturer of your new Notarial course that the course and the notes she compiled were brilliant! I attended the first course in Cape Town earlier this year, wrote the October exam in Cape Town and have just had my results back and passed with 76%!

Chrystal Pittas
I attended your Notary course in Bloemfontein and just wanted to let you know that I passed the exam (first time). I wanted to thank you for the excellent course and course material. I wish you the best of luck and wish to congratulate you on a job well done.

Andries Spangenberg
Ek het vanoggend gehoor dat ek die notariële eksamen geslaag het. Julle studiemateriaal en lesings is great!