Chas Everitt – Property Signpost

Commentary from Berry Everitt, Group CEO, Chas Everitt on land expropriation without compensation.

Hello everyone

When I wrote before about the proposal to change the Constitution to provide for land expropriation without compensation (LEWC), I said the real problem with it was the uncertainty about what policy really lay behind it – and how the expropriation process would be implemented if the amendment was made.  

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The aim of the roadshow is to develop a common understanding amongst the QCTO’s External Stakeholders. Specific focus will be given to Skills Development Providers (SDPs), Assessment Quality Partners (AQPs), Development Quality Partners (DQPs), SETAs employees in broader QA function (working within the ambit of QCTO’s mandate) and prospectiveclients to ensure that there is common understanding of QCTO’s mandate, policies and process.

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Minimum Wage Starts Soon: Make Sure You Are Ready

The new minimum wage provisions, originally due to start on 1 May but now reportedly facing delay due to the high number of submissions received from the public, will affect us all significantly.

Assuming that the National Minimum Wage Bill’s provisions are enacted in substantially their current format, from implementation just under half of the current labour force will see their wages increasing. This will add approximately R70 billion per annum into the economy.   

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Pam Golding who has passed away at the age of 90, was one of Africa’s most successful women entrepreneurs and a doyenne of the real estate industry.

She founded Pam Golding Properties in 1976 with no start-up capital and one sales assistant, breaking the glass ceiling in a male dominated industry.  Internationally acknowledged as one of the world’s leading businesswomen, Mrs Golding won numerous awards and accolades throughout her illustrious career.

Aside from her enormous contribution to the South African real estate industry and her passion for property, she will always be remembered for her effortless grace and charm and her exemplary levels of ethics and integrity.  This is evident in a statement released by the Pam Golding Property Group following her death which said: “Admired and respected by clients and dearly loved by colleagues, agents and staff alike, her natural warmth and sincere interest in everyone she encountered were trademark characteristics which endeared her to all” .

The company she founded now has over 300 offices in Africa as well as international offices in the UK, Germany, France and Mauritius and is regarded as one of South Africa’s largest property trading companies.  Last year, the property group received recognition as the Best Real Estate Agency in South Africa and Africa at the International Property Awards in Dubai and has won the award for Best Estate Agency in South Africa 10 times since 2005.

In later years, Mrs Golding devoted much of her energy to her philanthropic work and remained a powerful and positive symbol and role model for all women entrepreneurs.

The company has been run by Dr Andrew Golding since she retired a few years ago. However, she remained the company’s Lifetime President.  Mrs Golding is survived by sons Peter and Andrew, daughter Jilly and 10 grandchildren.



The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) is hosting the 2018 Estate Agents Trust Accounts Information Session on 12 April 2018. The information session will cover various matters of interest to auditors of estate agents with respect to their engagements in terms of the Estate Agency Affairs Act.  



The Services SETA is inviting all prospective and interested Public Institutions to apply on the Services SETA Portal in order to be supported to acquire discretional grant funding.

The window will be open from 05 March 2018 to 19 March 2018 at 16:00. The funding is restricted to skills programs and qualifications currently accredited by Services SETA.

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