The Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform hereby invites interested persons or bodies to provide written comments on the Regulations made in terms of the Property Valuation Act, 2014 (Act No. 17 of 2014) „PVA‟, as set out in the Schedule hereto.
Minister Bonginkosi Emmanuel Nzimande has published the Guidelines on Strategy and Priorities for the National Qualifications Framework 2017/18 in terms of Section 8 (2) (c) of the National Qualifications Framework Act, 2008.
The guidelines give direction to the work of the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and the Quality Councils for the period 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018.
I Gugile Ernest Nkwinti, Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform, acting in terms of Section 55 of the Sectional Titles Act, 1986 (Act No. 95 of 1986), after consultation with the Sectional Titles Regulation Board, hereby amend the Regulations promulgated by Government Notice No. R. 664 of 8 April 1988, as set out in the schedule below. The Schedule will come into operation on 12 June 2017.
In terms of section 9(9) of the Deeds Registries Act, 1937 (Act No. 47 of 1937), I Gugele Ernst Nkwinti, Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform, hereby approves the regulations contained in the Schedule as made by the Deeds Registries Regulations Board under section 10 of the said Act.
Notice is hereby given under Section 54 (2) of the Employment Equity Act No. 55, 1998, that the Minister of Labour, having been advised by the Commission for Employment Equity, has issued a Code of Good Practice on the Preparation, Implementation and Monitoring of Employment Equity Plan, as outlined in this schedule.
ONLINE QUERY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (OQMS)
The Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) would advise that an innovative mechanism to facilitate the interaction of estate agents with the EAAB has been introduced effective 2 May 2017.
The Property Practitioners Bill is now a reality. The Bill, which will replace the Estate Agency Affairs Act of 1976, will ensure the continuation of the Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) as the Property Practitioners Regulatory Authority, provide for the continuation of the Estate Agents Fidelity Fund as the Property Practitioners Fidelity Fund and provide for consumer protection and related matters.
Fundamental issues have arisen out of the “Bill” that will have far reaching consequences for the industry. We therefore, encourage you to read our attached commentary, which has been submitted to the department and invite you to a series of roadshows which we will be holding to discuss the Bill in detail.
We look forward to your participation.
An innovative mechanism to facilitate the interaction of estate agents with the Estate Agency Affairs Board (“EAAB”) will be introduced on 2 May 2017. As from that date the newly established online query management system must be used for all queries, questions and complaints relating to the issue of fidelity fund certificates, audit compliance, education compliance, legal matters and general enquiries.