DONT LET CPD SPOIL YOUR FESTIVE SEASON!
The end of the year is most certainly upon us and just as the REBOSA team were looking forward to winding down and taking a well-deserved break after an extremely busy year, we were faced with the notification that went out from the EAAB on the Continuing Personal Development (CPD) programme. I was inundated with emails from unhappy members and have spent the last week trying to unpack the concerns. I subsequently had a meeting with the CEO of the EAAB and urge you to read further on the outcome.
This being said, the end of the year is a good time to look back, reflecting on achievements, and to look forward, to see what we still need to accomplish. Our Members continue to support us and frequently express confidence in what Rebosa stands for. With the threat of new legislation looming, there has never been a greater need for industry leadership and partnership. As so much of our work this year has shown, we work best when we work together.
We can look ahead into the New Year with confidence. We know that there are vast problems ahead e.g. the Property Practitioners Bill, Property Charter; and the certainty of unexpected industry challenges. But we also know that we have the right resources to meet those challenges.
Rebosa has made great strides over the past year that could not have been done without the unwavering support of the Board of Directors and more importantly the Members. I want to thank you all. I really appreciate the essential role you play, without which, REBOSA would not be in the resolute position it is.
I don’t usually draw attention to the work of individual staff as we work as a collective, but I would like to thank Fiona Chaitowitz for her tireless efforts in assisting you with all the problems and queries you experience at the Board. She has made enormous inroads in decreasing the Boards backlog in issuing you with your FFC’s. The many letters and compliments I receive on an almost daily basis has proved to me that having a permanent desk in Johannesburg was a spot-on decision and can be added to our list of accomplishments.
My best wishes to you and your families for a safe, happy holiday season and a very prosperous New Year.
FIDELITY FUND CERTIFICATES
For once there is some good news to be shared. After recent discussions with Mr Bryan Chaplog, CEO of the EAAB, he has made a decision to email FFC’s in future. This of course will address huge logistical problems, delays and such like but will also save a sizeable amount of money. It is therefore crucial to ensure that the EAAB has your correct email address going forward. Certificates will still be posted to estate agents who do not have email addresses.
Read moreREBOSA December 2014 Report