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Dear Colleagues

2020 FFC Feedback

Rebosa is cognisant of the current state of the 2020 FFC backlog.  As valued members you are well aware of the extent we have gone to in our liaison with the EAAB to ensure the timeous issue of your FFCs.  Unfortunately, as of today – many FFCs have still not been issued.

We will continue in our endeavour to ensure that every compliant agent has the right to trade.

The EAAB currently has a list of unresolved FFCs queries which we are waiting feedback on.  We therefore ask you to bear with us as we navigate these issues with them.

If you have completed our form on https://www.rebosa.co.za/2020-ffcs-online-query/ then please be assured that your query is receiving attention.  Given the large number of FFC queries we have received since December, we are unable to deal with each query on a case by case basis.

On this note, Rebosa have successfully intervened in ensuring the issue of over 1800 FFCs to our members and we will continue to do so until every agent has an FFC to trade in 2020.

Revised Property Sector Code?  NOT YET

Below, please find the draft revised Property Sector Scorecard for your perusal.

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Please note that this document will soon be published for comment and will only become effective when finalised.  Until then the current code applies.   Please see below “TUESDAY INSIGHT”.

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IEASA published this document without stating the above, so please take care as this “revised” code may well still change.

Rebosa are represented on the technical committee of the PSCC and we will keep you informed as we progress with this matter.

We remind you that it is stated in Section 8.6 of the Property Sector Code that:

An Exempted Micro-Enterprise, “EME” is only required to submit a sworn affidavit confirming an annual turnover of less than R2.5 million. EMEs automatically gain Level 4 BBBEE status. Affidavits are valid for a period of one year, and then need to be re-done. You only need to do an affidavit should you need to present a BEE certificate to anyone.

Please find the “PSCC SWORN AFFIDAVIT – B-BBEE EXEMPTED MICRO ENTERPRISE – PROPERTY SECTOR” template below for your ease of use if required.

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Security

Following several instances of violence perpetrated against estate agents recently reported, it is astounding that agents are still brave enough to have open houses and meet up with strangers.

Safety cannot be emphasised enough.

Mr Howard Markham recently conducted an in-depth investigation on products that have the potential to enhance your safety.  Please visit Rebosa’s website for the full report on all options for your consideration https://www.rebosa.co.za/security-options-for-estate-agents/

Enrolment to Write the PDE on 05 March 2020 is Now Open

This serves to advise all estate agents who wish to undertake the upcoming Professional Designation Examination (PDE) scheduled to take place on 05 March 2020 that enrolment for such is now open.  Enrolment is done strictly via the MyEAAB portal available on the EAAB website www.eaab.org.za and an examination candidate must be in possession of their 7 digit personal identification number or reference number to be able to enroll.  The Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) Call Centre, 087 285 3222 may be requested to confirm such reference number.

Further information and exam venues can be found on Rebosa’s website https://www.rebosa.co.za/the-enrolment-to-write-the-professional-designation-examination-on-05-march-2020-is-now-open/

Important Notification to all Candidates who Wrote the PDE Examination On 21 November 2019

This serves to advise all agents who wrote the Professional Designation Examination (PDE) in November 2019 that PDE results are now available on the MyEAAB portal.  Certificates for those who have passed are being printed and will be sent by no later than the end of February 2020.  For those whose examination results are negative, it is the policy of the Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) that appeals against negative examination results are lodged through the MyEAAB Online Query Management System, attaching the written Notice of Appeal or, request for appeal and proof of payment, within 10 – 14 days of receiving the notification of examination results.  It is the EAAB’s policy that no late appeals are considered.

Estate agents who did not pass the examination or whose examination results appeal is unsuccessful are advised to enroll via the MyEAAB portal for the forthcoming PDE examination scheduled for 05 March 2020.

SSETA Mandatory Grants

The Services SETA 2020 – 2021 Mandatory Grant applications process is open for your submission of the Annual Training Reports and Workplace Skills Plans. The SSETA will be hosting workshops nationally to provide technical assistance.  Please refer to the communication and workshop dates below.

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More information on who qualifies and how to apply for such grants can be found on Rebosa’s website https://www.rebosa.co.za/sseta-mandatory-grant-application-process-now-open/

PDE EXAMINATION PREPARATION – FREE TO REBOSA MEMBERS

We are pleased to announce that STBB will be holding 2 workshops to assist our members with the upcoming 5 March PDE exam – FREE OF CHARGE.  These workshops are being offered on a first come, first served basis so we advise that you RSVP timeously.

See details below-

STBB will be hosting exam refresher workshops to prepare you for the upcoming PDE 4 examination scheduled for Thursday 05 March 2020

We are pleased to confirm that there are no cost implications for these workshops.

Please bring along your PDE file.

DATE:

Session 1 | Wednesday 12 February 2020
Session 2 | Wednesday 19 February 2020

VENUE: 

STBB | Illovo branch, Ground Floor, Boundary Place, 18 Rivonia Road, Corner Rivonia and Boundary Roads, Illovo

TIME:

09h00 till 14h00

Refreshments will be served

RSVP ESSENTIAL | FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS: 

By 03 February 2020 to Vanessa Christelis at vanessac@stbb

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