Minister Appoints Members to Serve on EAAB Board

Notice: The Minister of Human Settlements, Ms Lindiwe Sisulu, appointed 15 Non- Executive members to serve on the Board of the Estate Agency Affairs Board for a period of three years with effect from 06 July 2016 to 05 July 2019. These members are appointed in terms of Section 3 of the Estate Agency Affairs Act, 1976 … Read moreMinister Appoints Members to Serve on EAAB Board

POLICY FOR THE GRANTING OF EDUCATIONAL EXEMPTIONS TO NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS OF ESTATE AGENCY COMPANIES

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APPLICATIONS BY NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS OF AN ESTATE AGENCY COMPANY FOR THE GRANT OF AN EDUCATIONAL EXEMPTION
The fee payable to the Estate Agency Affairs Board during the 2016/2017 financial year for the consideration of an application for the grant of an educational exemption by a non-executive director of an estate agency company is the sum of R2 500,00.  

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ARE YOU PREPARED FOR WHAT “POPI” HAS INSTALL? 

  1. INTRODUCTION

The Protection of Personal Information Act, Number 4 of 2013 (“POPI”) was promulgated in 2013 but has yet to come into force. In anticipation thereof it is imperative that those who collect data and information from and about their customers be POPI compliant as they will only have one year after the implementation of POPI to comply with the set conditions. This adjustment period will allow ‘affected parties’ to make necessary adjustments and communicate with the Information Regulator on issues specific to their industry.  

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REBOSA 29 June 2016 Report

Dear Colleagues

Welcome to our latest Report.  The second half of the year is upon us and with it new challenges and developments that have a direct impact on real estate business owners.

We are aware of the problems you are all experiencing, registering on the new FIC goAML system.  goAML runs within Internet Explorer version 9 and up , Firefox, Google Chrome but not on Safari. The URL https://goStage.fic.gov.za/goAMLWeb_UAT must be added to the trusted sites and pop ups must be enabled to avoid the site being blocked.  Please read more on this below.

I would also like to thank all our members who have signed the Rebosa Equality Pledge and appeal to those of you who have not done so to please visit our website and submit your Pledge.  

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How to solve the ‘aging agent’ problem in real estate

 

 

Gill South

By Gill South – Courtesy http://www.inman.com/

Industry leaders lay out fears surrounding the imminent retirement of a significant number of agents

  • The retirement of the large generation of baby boomers is going to hit the real estate industry harder than others because of agent demographics.
  • With 30 percent of Realtors likely to retire in the next ten years, new agent recruitment should be a higher priority, according to a leading broker.
  • Broker/owner Mel Wilson said disruptors will come in to the industry if there is a vacuum left.

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NOTIFICATION TO PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION EXAMINATION (PDE) CANDIDATES

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The Professional Designation Examination (PDE) for 18 August 2016 is now open and you may start with enrolments and payments. All enrolments and payments must be made by the set cut-off date of 31 July 2016. No enrolments and payments made after this date will be processed and candidates, even if they produce payment proof at the examination venue, will not be allowed entry without the examination number.

ENROLMENT PROCEDURE: All examination enrolments are strictly done via MyEAAB portal and no manual forms are used. In order to get the examination number issued to you on time, please ensure all payments are made with the CORRECT Unique Individual Reference Number (you may obtain this from the Call Centre. 087 285 3222, if you are unsure of your reference number). In short the reference number is the number you always use to access MyEAAB portal and for payments for FFC and other EAAB related services.  

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Sodwana Bay guesthouse, discrimination and the law explained – again

PIERRE DE VOS
27 JUN 2016 10:39 (SOUTH AFRICA)

Courtesy: Daily Maverick

Another week. Another incident of racial and homophobic discrimination comes to light. This time the perpetrator is the owner of Sodwana Bay guesthouse, André Slade, who says no black people or gays and lesbians are welcome at his establishment. Slade is obviously a bit unhinged and his views would be considered extreme – even by middle of the road racists and homophobes. But many share his unfounded belief that the religious views of the owner of a private business justifies discrimination.

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