Real Estate Business Owners of South Africa (“REBOSA”) strongly condemns and distances itself from the racist comments made by estate agent, Penny Sparrow.
It is very concerning to REBOSA that twenty two years into democracy, remarks and actions that incite and promote racism are still being made.
It is regrettable that Penny Sparrow is associated with the real estate industry and that her racist comments have not only tainted the industry but also unleashed repressed prejudices that evidently still plague our society.
This is not about real estate or real estate agents, it is about racism.
Real Estate Business Owners of South Africa (“REBOSA”) is the biggest and most representative body in the real estate industry and denounces racist comments made by any and all thoughtless individuals.
We applaud the steps announced by the CEO of Jawitz Property Group, where the individual was employed, and are confident that everything possible will be done to remedy the situation and prevent this happening in the future.
REBOSA promotes the values of equality, fairness, inclusion and transformation of the industry in South Africa and strongly rejects any actions that detract from our core principles.
Jan le Roux