OP back here with some good news.
I got my boat registered in Canada! I have to thank all for their replies but huge accolades to Boatpoker who had the knowledge to guide me through the process. Once he was on board it was calm seas and steady breezes to get on the register.
I spent the last few days buying
and Tranport Canada
Not sure exactly how many more sleeps but it won't be long until I launch my boat in Capetown: Thanks to boatpoker, it will be, Proudly Canadian.