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The Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) says soon estate agents from previously disadvantaged groups (PDIs) should be able to apply for exemption from some of the current requirements to qualify for a fidelity fund certificate (FFC).


No rate hike – a relief that could be short-lived?

The property sector, with the rest of South Africa, welcomed the recent decision by the Monetary Policy Committee of the Reserve Bank to keep the repo rate unchanged but it could be short-lived. So this is an excellent time for buyers to invest in property.


Speakers Corner

In response to the article on e-logbooks, some intern agents who registered in 2019 asked whether they could also file their logbooks on the e-logbook system. One, asked to remain anonymous, said all his logbook information is stored online and he is yet to print out “the mountain of paper work for his final submission”.


Amended Rental Housing Act increases risk of non-compliance for landlords

The Rental Housing Amendment Act, 2014, proposes a number of new amendments which property practitioners should bear in mind to avoid potential criminal charges once this act is promulgated. This article will focus on these amendments as read with the offences provided for in the Rental Housing Act.


5 principles for success in property franchising

This year, like he did for the past four years, Harold Kolnik, the principal of Jawitz Properties South Peninsula, was awarded Jawitz Properties’ Franchise of the Year. He believes the limits of your imagination define the threshold of what you can achieve.



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