Dear Fiona Thank you once again for handling this matter so quickly and efficiently, and it is an absolute pleasure having you at the EAAB, as without you there, would have given up all hope of trying to rectify this ridiculous request, as they really are incompetent, and should not be jeopardizing the livelihood of … Read more

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CPD)

ADDITIONAL DATES TO CATER FOR DELEGATES THAT ARE CURRENTLY WAITLISTED AT VENUES Dear Stakeholders To accommodate many estate agents that are currently waitlisted at specific venue/events, the Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) has scheduled additional dates. To cater for delegates that are currently waitlisted on the dates below: 06 August, Cedarwoods, Woodmead, Johannesburg 13 August, … Read moreCONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CPD)

ARTICLE: THE PROMOTION AND PROTECTION OF INVESTMENT BILL

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The Department of Trade and Industry has just published the latest version of the Promotion and Protection of Investment Bill. The Bill has its origins in the government’s wish to reassure foreign investors who were alarmed by South Africa’s decision three years ago to terminate its Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) with a number of European countries. Its purpose is supposedly to provide for “the legislative protection of investors” and the “promotion of investment”.

It is unlikely to achieve either of these purposes.

Its main reassurance to foreign investors is the undertaking that “subject to national legislation, foreign investors and their investments must not be treated less favourably than South African investors in like circumstances.”

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POPI: DON’T PANIC!

August 2015 “Don’t Panic” (Douglas Adams, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) Almost every business in South Africa will be affected by POPI (the Protection of Personal Information Act), but don’t be misled by the many articles and media reports doing the rounds that imply you are at immediate risk of non-compliance. No general commencement date … Read morePOPI: DON’T PANIC!

Become a Certified International Property Specialist

The Institute of Estate Agents of South Africa (National) is pleased to announce that the next Certified International Property Specialist [CIPS] course will be held in Cape Town from 7th to 11th September 2015. Anyone registering before 8th August received the early bird price of R3500 for the full course.    You are welcome to … Read moreBecome a Certified International Property Specialist