Discrimination and Belonging: What it Means for You

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The Airbnb Community Commitment

 

Hi,
Earlier this year, we launched a comprehensive effort to fight bias and discrimination in the Airbnb community. As a result of this effort, we’re asking everyone to agree to a Community Commitment beginning November 1, 2016. Agreeing to this commitment will affect your use of Airbnb, so we wanted to give you a heads up about it.

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Dear Jan, I trust that you are well?  Just a quick note to tell you that we are very grateful to have someone like Fiona at the EAAB. She is really awesome and get our queries resolved within a day. Thanks, Fiona, you are a life saver! Many thanks. Kind regards Ronel Bornman National HRD … Read more

REBOSA 24 October 2016 Report

Dear Colleagues

As the end of the year draws to a close I need to alert you to some housekeeping issues.  You have only 7 days left to renew your 2017 FFCs and 2 months to acquire your 15 verifiable CPD points.  As I’ve reiterated, once you are found uncompliant and dropped from the EAAB system it is extremely onerous to get you back on, aside from the penalties and fines you will have to pay.  

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PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION EXAMINATION (PDE) POLICY, ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA AND STATUS UPGRADE PROCESS

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ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR UNDERTAKING THE EXAM

It is the policy of the EAAB that:

  • only registered and practicing estate agents who have been granted equivalency exemption from completing the prescribed qualifications for their practicing status and or have already qualified against prescribed qualifications are allowed to enrol and undertake the professional designation examination;
  • previously registered estate agents  who have been granted equivalency exemption from completing the prescribed qualifications for their practicing status and or have already qualified against prescribed qualifications  are also allowed provided they are doing so in order to re-enter the profession;
  • only registered and practicing principal estate agents will be allowed to enrol for PDE 5 (professional designation examination for principal estate agents;
  • registered principals on 15 July 2008 are automatically exempted from undertaking PDE 4 by virtue of their status on the commencement of the Education Regulations, and will also be automatically be exempted from completing prescribed non-principal qualifications. Therefore these principals are only required to complete prescribed principal qualifications for them to be eligible to enrol and undertake PDE 5 (professional designation examination for principal estate agents) unless already exempted from PDE 5 through the statutory PDE exemption process;
  • Should a principal estate agent elect, after having completed the Professional Designation Examination for principal estate agents, rather to practice as a non-principal estate agent, such person may be exempted from the Professional Designation Examination for non-principal estate agents (PDE 4) on the basis of having already passed the Professional Designation Examination for principal estate agents (PDE 5);
  • All intern estate agents who have completed the 12 months internship period and have submitted a compliant intern logbook or intern completion letter, whichever is applicable, and which has been accepted and approved by the EAAB and such approval has been communicated to the estate agent, will be allowed to enrol for and undertake PDE 4 (professional designation examination for non-principal estate agents);
  • All non-principal estate agents must enrol and undertake PDE 4 (professional designation examination for non-principal estate agents);
  • It is a requirement that PDE 4 or PDE 5 should be undertaken within two years of having been granted the equivalency exemption from completing the prescribed qualifications for their practicing status and or of having been certificated successfully for completing prescribed qualifications for the current practicing status, and only if authorised or granted extension by the CEO of the EAAB or the Executive Manager: Education and Training will eligible estate agents be allowed to undertake the prescribed examination after the prescribed two years period.;
  • It is the policy of the EAAB that all qualifying estate agents who have not been exempted from the Professional Designation Examination pursuant to the provisions of the Education Regulations shall be required to write and pass the Professional Designation Examination for either principal or non-principal estate agents respectively within two years from the date when such persons were either certificated against the relevant estate agency qualification or were exempted from having to obtain the relevant estate agency qualification by virtue of previous tertiary qualifications obtained from a South African tertiary institution.

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ESTATE AGENCY AFFAIRS BOARD WEBSITE, MyCPD AND MyEAAB ONLINE PORTALS

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For the past few years the EAAB has implemented a number of online systems aimed at ensuring that estate agents are able to transact and interact with EAAB through these online services. These projects include online submission of Audit Reports, MYCPD, MyEAAB, Online registrations and renewals, PrivySeal, etc. Further, now estate agents are also able to access and download their FFCs online immediately upon issue.  

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Regulations to the STSM Act and CSOS Act, Schedule of Levies and Fees

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Following are copies of the signed regulations to the STSM Act and CSOS Act, the schedule of levies and fees and lastly a levy calculator for your ease of use.

Copies of these documents will be found shortly on the CSOS website on www.csos.org.za

Click on the links below to download the documents.

Signed CSOS Regulations

Signed STSMA Regulations

Schedule of Levies & Fees Registration

CSOS Levy Calculator