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AN IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL CANDIDATES WHO FAILED TO COMPLY WITH PRACTICE NOTE ETD01/2020 ON EDUCATION REGULATIONS
 
In 2021, the Board of the PPRA issued Practice Note ETD01/2020 giving property practitioners (intern estate agents and principals) who had failed to comply with Education Regulations of 2008 until 30 June 2022 to comply with the said Regulations. In terms of Practice Note ETD01/2020, the property practitioners concerned would have...Read more...

LAST PHASE- INVITATION TO ATTEND PUBLIC HEARINGS REGARDING RACISM PRACTICES WITHIN THE PROPERTY SECTOR

The hearings were prompted by receipt of written comments pertaining to alleged racism practices within the property sector as well as an investigation undertaken by the PPRA as a result of the complaint report received against a Property Practitioner ( Estate Agent ) in the Western Cape province. The PPRA is hosting a series of hearings and... Read more...

THREE (3) YEAR 2023 FIDELITY FUND CERTIFICATE RENEWALS

Please take note of this important notification that will assist you in obtaining your three (3) year 2023 fidelity fund certificate without any delays. Regulation 15.4 states that every property practitioner to whom a fidelity fund certificate or registration certificate, as the case may be, has already been issued in respect of a specific...Read more...


AVAILABILITY OF STUDY GUIDES 

Dear Stakeholders

Please be  informed  that  we previously mentioned that one of the reasons that exams had to be postponed was due to the unavailability of study guides. However, we are glad to announce that study guides are now available and candidates may contact the Regulator in that regard and order study guides.

Best Regards

Property Practitioners Regulatory Authority 


  FIC NOTICE- REQUEST TO ESTATE AGENTS (PROPERTY PRACTITIONERS) TO UPDATE RMCPs

In order to ensure that DNFBP entities remediate and enhance their RMCPs, in accordance with the required Recommended Actions in Immediate Outcome 4 Preventative Measures of the Mutual Evaluation Report, the Property Practitioners Regulatory Authority (PPRA) is requesting all property practitioners previously included in the definition of...Read more...
 

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY PRACTITIONERS TO REGISTER IN TERMS OF SECTION 47(1) OF THE PROPERTY PRACTITIONERS ACT ON OR BEFORE 30 JUNE 2022 . 

The Property Practitioners Regulatory Authority (PPRA) hereby gives notice and calls upon all property practitioners who have not registered for their FFC or renewed for 2022 to ensure that they comply with section 47 (1) of the Property Practitioners Act by approaching the PPRA for their registration on or before the 30 June 2022.... Read more...


 

AN IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING THE POSTPONEMENT OF THE ONLINE PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION EXAMINATION SCHEDULED FOR 19 MAY 2022  

Following persistent concerns that some candidates have not been able to secure study guides despite ordering them, the Property Practitioners Regulatory Authority (“the PPRA”), wishes to announce that the Professional Designation Examination scheduled to take place on 19 May 2022 will now be conducted on 23 June 2022.

The PPRA has adopted this move in order to ensure that all candidates registered for the examination are afforded an ample opportunity to acquire all the necessary learning/study material to prepare for the examination, in particular, those who have placed orders for the study material and have, regrettably, not been served.

Once the study guides have been secured, the PPRA will issue a communique in this regard and the affected candidates will be contacted and informed of the process to follow in securing the study guides in due course.

We thank you for your patience and profusely regret the inconvenience that has been and will be caused.

We wish you all the best in the upcoming examinations.

Best regards,

The Property Practitioners Regulatory Authority


 

ANNOUNCEMENT

PPRA podcasts now available …

The Property Practitioners Regulatory Authority ( PPRA ) will be giving information to the sector around our interpretation of the new Property Practitioners Act.

To watch our latest podcasts click on the link below:

PPRA TV

Remember to LIKE, comment and subscribe to our YouTube Channel to be notified of all updates.


NOTICE: THE ENROLMENT TO WRITE THE PRESCRIBED PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION EXAMINATION ON 24 FEBRUARY 2022 IS NOW OPEN AND THE CLOSING DATE FOR ENROLMENT AND PAYMENTS IS 04 FEBRUARY 2022.

This serves to advise all estate agents who wish to undertake the upcoming Professional Designation Examination (PDE) scheduled to take place on the 24 February 2022 that enrolment for such is now open. The enrolment is strictly via MyEAAB portal; however, an enrolment form will be made available later on if required, and in the event that estate... Read more...


HOW TO TRANSACT WITH THE ESTATE AGENCY AFFAIRS BOARD DUE TO COVID-19

The Estate Agency Affairs Board office in Sandton remains open to stakeholders.  It is however to be noted that due to COVID-19 regulations with social distancing, we have approximately 50% of our Employees in the office Monday - Friday.  The 50% that are not in the office work remotely and stakeholders are therefore encouraged to use electronic means wherever possible and to contact the EAAB on the following email addresses.

  • All Fidelity Fund Certificates queries: lebom@eaab.org.za or lizzie@eaab.org.za;
  • lebom@eaab.org.za or lizzie@eaab.org.za;
  • Fidelity Fund Certificate Renewals: lebom@eaab.org.za; vukani.mbatha@eaab.org.za
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD): nomlindi.gxasheka@eaab.org.za
  • All Disciplinary Hearings and formal inquiries: deli.nkambule@eaab.org.za
  • Customer Services/ All Queries: thokozani.khumalo@eaab.org.za
  • Previously Disadvantage Individuals (PDI) resolution: pdiapplications@eaab.org.za
  • Enterprise Development Programme (Incubation Programme): invitesmme@eaab.org.za
  • One Learner One Estate Agent (Intern Programme): mandisa.shirries@eaab.org.za

For further information on COVID-19 matters please contact Mr Patrick Mufamadi on patrick.mufamadi@eaab.org.za or on 076773 8355

Issued by: Estate Agency Affairs Board
Date 01 July 2021


ISSUED FFC's THAT AREN'T AVAILABLE ON AGENTS PORTAL
 

For FFC's that have been issued but are not available for download, a dedicated IT Support email has been setup that will solely look at this issue.

For further information please email us on: itsupport@eaab.org.za

This is ONLY for FFC's that have been issued but not available for download.


 
INVITATION FOR SUBMISSION FROM THE PUBLIC ABOUT RACISM WITHIN THE PROPERTY SECTOR
The Estate Agency Affairs Board("EAAB") is a regulatory authority established in terms of the Estate Agency Affairs Act 112 of 1976("EAA Act") to maintain and promote the standards of conduct of real estate agents and regulate the activities of estate agents in the public interest. Therefore the EAAB is obliged to exercise...
 

MYCPD SYSTEM GLITCH

We are aware that estate agents are currently experiencing technical problems in accessing MYCPD portal. Our IT Department is busy finding a solution to the challenge.
 
We humbly request estate agents who are experiencing problems in accessing the MYCPD portal to be patient as means are made to resolve the technical error.
 
Should a need arise for us to revise the deadlines in relation to the deadline for the completion of the CPD 2021 programme, we will issue a communique in that regard.
 
A communique will be sent to all estate agents once the technical glitch is resolved.

Education and Training Department
02 November 2021

PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION EXAMINATION DATES FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR 2022/2023:

 

PDE exam date

 

PDE exam opens on MyEAAB portal

 

PDE exam closing date (this closing date applies to both MyEAAB portal/manual applications and payments)

 

Possible PDE exam results release date and appeal process

19 May 2022

01 April 2022

29 April 2022

Examination results are released at least eight (8) weeks after the actual exam date.

 

Exam Results can be viewed by visiting MyEAAB Portal available on the www.eaab.org.za

 

 

Exam Results Appeals must be lodged within 10 – 14 days after release of exam results and should be lodged via MyEAAB portal – Query Management System available on the www.eaab.org.za

18 August 2022

01 July 2022

29 July 2022

17 November 2022

03 October 2022

28 October 2022

02 March 2023

09 January 2023

03  February 2023

 

Media Release

17 July 2020

APPLICATION DATE BROUGHT FORWARD FOR TRANSFORMATION BOOSTING INITIATIVE

JOHANNESBURG – The Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) has brought forward the application date for a progressive initiative that will boost transformation of the real estate industry.

The date for interested black estate agents to apply to benefit from the Previously Disadvantaged Individual resolution has been moved forward by more than a month from 31 August 2020 to 27 July 2020.

The PDI resolution was initially scheduled to commence on 1 April 2020, but had to be extended, first to 1 June then 31 August 2020, due to the national lockdown.  EAAB CEO Mamodupi Mohlala said the process was being expedited due to the call for help from the industry who cited the devastating economic consequences of the Covid-19 lockdown which started more than three months ago.

“We are mindful of the continued struggles of black estate agents and have decided to fast-track the PDI process. The financial effects of the lockdown have had far reaching consequences for everyone and as the regulator we are confident that will go a long way in assisting historically disadvantaged individuals,” said Mohlala.

More than 1000 previously disadvantaged agents blocked due to non-payment of mandatory fees will benefit from a first-of-its kind PDI resolution approved by the board.  In essence, the PDI resolution exempts black people who can prove that they are previously disadvantaged, from all regulatory fee requirements, including for Fidelity Fund Certificates (FFCs), financial audits and mandatory fees for education and training.

The resolution intends to make it easier for persons from previously disadvantaged backgrounds with a turnover of less than R5-million a year to enter the predominantly white industry. All those from disadvantaged backgrounds who wish to enter the profession are encouraged to apply and submit all the relevant documentation once the process commences. It is envisaged that applications will be informed of an outcome 14 days after receipt of a compliant application. Additional administrators have been appointed to assist with the PDI project.

A dedicated panel made up of Adv Debra Vial (S27 and Claims manager), Mfundo Daki (education  and training executive) and  France Mantsho (chief risk officer) will adjudicate the application process in terms of Section 27 of the Estate Agency Affairs Act. The panel will make recommendations to the CEO who will then present it to the board for approval.

Applications can be emailed to pdiapplications@eaab.org.za

CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROVISIONS OF ACT 112 OF 1976

CLICK HERE FOR FINANCIAL REPORT ESTATE AGENCY FIRMS

CLICK HERE FOR INDIVIDUAL ESTATE AGENTS


 

INFORMATION ON FOREIGN NATIONALS FOR LICENCING AND REGISTRATION AS A PROPERTY PRACTITIONER
June 12, 2022
S50(1) Requires property practitioners to be SA citizens and lawfully resident in SA. This excludes foreign nationals who were previously registered under the EAA Act 112/2976. We are required by law to comply with the Act. Property practitioners who wish to register and operate within SA must either be SA citizens and lawfully resident in SA or...

AVAILABILITY OF STUDY GUIDES
June 1, 2022
Dear Stakeholders Please be  informed  that  we previously mentioned that one of the reasons that exams had to be postponed was due to  the unavailability of study guides. However, we are glad to announce that study guides are now available and candidates may contact the Regulator in that regard and order study guides. Best...

NOTICE TO PROPERTY PRACTITIONERS TO REGISTER IN TERMS OF SECTION 47(1) OF THE PROPERTY PRACTITIONERS ACT
May 24, 2022
The Property Practitioners Regulatory Authority (PPRA) hereby gives notice and calls upon all property practitioners who have not registered for their FFC or renewed for 2022 to ensure that they comply with section 47 (1) of the Property Practitioners Act by approaching the PPRA for their registration on or before the 30 June 2022.

AN IMPORTANT NOTICE TO CANDIDATES WHO WILL BE TRAVELLING OUTSIDE OF SOUTH AFRICA AND ARE REGISTERED FOR THE ONLINE PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION EXAMINATION SCHEDULED FOR 23 JUNE 2022
May 18, 2022
Following the PPRA’s decision to postpone the exams to 23 June 2022, it was brought to our attention that some candidates will not be in the country due to various reasons.  

AN IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING EXAMINATION REGISTRATION TO ALL PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATES FOR THE ONLINE PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION EXAMINATION SCHEDULED FOR 19 MAY 2022
April 21, 2022
Dear Stakeholdera Due to the persisting glitch on our IT system, the examination registration is opened with effect from today, 21 April 2022, and will be undertaken manually by all candidates. The closing date of the registration is extended from 29 April 2022 to 6 May 2022 in order to allow the candidates an ample opportunity to register before...

IMPLICATIONS OF THE PROPERTY PRACTITIONERS ACT AND REGULATIONS ON THE EDUCATION AND TRAINING ENVIRONMENT
April 21, 2022
The document discusses the implications of the property Practitioners Act and Regulations on the Education and Training Environment.

PRESS STATEMENT: PPRA ON THE COURT ORDER ON THE MATTER BETWEEN MAMODUPI MOHLALA- MULAUDZI AGAINST THE MINISTER OF HUMAN SETTLEMENTS AND THE PPRA
April 16, 2022
The Board of the Property Practitioners Regulatory Authority ( PPRA ) welcomes the decision of the court handed down on the 14th of April 2022, putting to rest with certainty the unwarranted assertion that the PPRA Board was unlawfully and illegally appointed. In the same token, the court’s decision dismisses the assertion that the...

NOTICE: TECHNICAL GLITCHES IMPACTING ON THE OPENING OF 19 MAY 2022 PDE
April 6, 2022
Dear Stakeholders,   The PPRA is experiencing technical glitches that impacted the opening of the examination registration from 1 April 2022. Please be advised that we will open the exam as soon as the technical issues are resolved by our IT department.  

EXAM RESULTS FOR PDE WRITTEN ON THE 24TH FEBRUARY 2022 ARE NOW AVAILABLE ON THE PPRA PORTAL FOR VIEWING BY EXAM CANDIDATE
April 5, 2022
This serves to notify all exam candidates who have undertaken the PDE on 24 February 2022 that the exam results are now available on the PPRA Website – MyEAAB portal. All examination candidates may now logon to MyEAAB Portal to view the results.

PPRA CEO PLACED UNDER PRECAUTIONARY SUSPENSION
March 28, 2022
The Property Practitioners Regulatory Authority Board has placed the Chief Executive, Mamodupi Mohlala on precautionary suspension with full pay pending an investigation into allegations against here, received from the Public Service Commission. Her suspension is by no means suggesting a guilty verdict on the part of the CEO.

AN IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING EXAMINATION REGISTRATION EXTENSION TO ALL PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATES FOR THE ONLINE PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION EXAMINATION SCHEDULED FOR 24 FEBRUARY 2022
February 21, 2022
It has come to our attention that due to technical challenges on our side, some prospective candidates for the Professional Designation Examination were not able to register for the upcoming examination scheduled for 24 February 2022, which is regrettable.

NOTICE: THE ENROLMENT TO WRITE THE PRESCRIBED PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION EXAMINATION ON 24 FEBRUARY 2022 IS NOW OPEN AND THE CLOSING DATE FOR ENROLMENT AND PAYMENTS IS 04 FEBRUARY 2022.
January 11, 2022
This serves to advise all estate agents who wish to undertake the upcoming Professional Designation Examination (PDE) scheduled to take place on the 24 February 2022 that enrolment for such is now open. The enrolment is strictly via MyEAAB portal; however, an enrolment form will be made available later on if required, and in the event that estate...

APPOINTMENT OF ADJUDICATORS, MEDIATORS, TRANSCRIBERS/RECORDING COMPANY & ADJUDICATION APPEAL PANEL IN CAPE TOWN, PORT ELIZABETH, DURBAN & GAUTENG
December 24, 2021
DESCRIPTION 1. The Estate Agency Affairs Board Requires adjudicators, mediators, transcribes (recording company and adjudicators appeal panel) as per the PPRA to assist with Enforcement and compliance legal matters, in Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Durban & Gauteng.  

OFFICE YEAR END CLOSURE
December 23, 2021
Dear Stakeholders It is hereby officially announced that EAAB offices will close on Thursday, 23rd December 2021 and to reopen on Tuesday, 04th January 2022.

EAAB offices now opened
December 14, 2021
Dear Stakeholders Following the closure of EAAB offices on the 03rd of December 2021 due to insurgence of Covid-19 infections among employees, EAAB offices will start its full operations from Tuesday, 14th December 2021.  

IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION: Recent Covid-19 cases at EAAB
December 5, 2021
Dear Stakeholders Management has recently received information that some staff members tested positive with the Covid-19 virus. As a precautionary measure the EAAB  has conducted the deep cleaning/fumigation process which were executed on Friday, 03rd December 2021. 

INVITATION FOR SUBMISSION FROM THE PUBLIC ABOUT RACISM WITHIN THE PROPERTY SECTOR
November 9, 2021
The Estate Agency Affairs Board("EAAB") is a regulatory authority established in terms of the Estate Agency Affairs Act 112 of 1976("EAA Act") to maintain and promote the standards of conduct of real estate agents and regulate the activities of estate agents in the public interest. Therefore the EAAB is obliged to exercise...

Continuing Professional Development CPD material for 2021
September 3, 2021
The EAAB would like to inform all eligible estate agents that the CPD 2021 material will be uploaded in the coming weeks thereby making the CPD programme available from 1 October 2021.

PRACTICE NOTE: ETD01 2020
August 26, 2021
ON REGULATING THE POSITION OF ESTATE AGENTS HOLDING FULL STATUS FIDELITY FUND CERTIFICATES DESPITE HAVING FAILED TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE STANDARD OF TRAINING OF ESTATE AGENTS REGULATIONS, 200

PRESIDENT CYRIL RAMAPHOSA’S STATEMENT ON NEW BUSINESS LICENSES AND PAYMENT OF FEES
July 13, 2021
The President of the Republic of South Africa his Excellency President Cyril Matamela Ramaphosa in his address to the nation on 11 July 2021 as part of his interventions by the State to alleviate the effects of the Covid pandemic on human life and the economy announces the following:

EXTENSION OF CPD POINTS ACQUISITION FOR THE 2020 YEAR
June 28, 2021
The EAAB hereby extends the compliance period to finalise and catch up the required annual CPD points for the 2020 CPD programme to 31 August 2021.  This is as a result of a technical glitch in the EAAB system, which has caused a delay for estate agents to access the MyCPD portal and acquire their CPD 2020 verifiable points before the...

NOTIFICATION - FIDELITY FUND CERTIFICATE RENEWALS FOR 2022
June 23, 2021
Please take note of the important notification that will assist you in obtaining your 2022 fidelity fund certificate without any delays.

AUDIT REPORTS 2021 SUBMISSION REMINDER
June 7, 2021
The submission deadline of 30 June 2021 for estate agency firms with a financial year-end of 28 February 2021 is imminent and this notification serves as a reminder to principals of these estate agency firms.

NOTICE TO INTERN ESTATE AGENTS REGARDING THE SUBMISSION OF INTERN LOGBOOKS TO EAAB FOR ASSESSMENT
May 31, 2021
This serves to advise all Intern Estate Agents who wish to submit completed and signed-off intern logbooks that the following submission methods are available:

EXTENSION OF CPD POINTS ACQUISITION
January 26, 2021
The EAAB published a communique citing that CPD fees for 2020 will be waived and that those estate agents who have already made payment towards their CPD fees will have their accounts credited for the 2021 financial year. Thus, the said estate agents will not be required to pay the CPD fees in the corresponding year, i.e. 2021.

THE EAAB ON-LINE EXAMINATION SYSTEM READINESS FOR PDE 4 & 5
November 13, 2020
AN IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL STAKEHOLDERS AND EXAMINATION CANDIDATES  ON THE EAAB ON-LINE EXAMINATION SYSTEM READINESS All stakeholders and examination candidates are advised that the EAAB On-line Examination System is ready and examination candidates, in particular, are advised to check their provided emails (i.e. email addresses provided on...

THE EAAB WILL CONDUCT ITS DISCIPLINARY HEARINGS FOR ESTATE AGENTS VIA AN ONLINE VIRTUAL PLATFORM
October 19, 2020
Given the outbreak and continuous spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and its uncertainty, in South Africa and around the world, the EAAB is also deploying different measures to curtail and contain the spread of the virus.

UPDATING OF ESTATE AGENTS CONTACT DETAILS
September 29, 2020
The EAAB is in the process of updating its contact database.  If your contact details have changed in the past 3 years, please  urgently send your updated contact details to:

UPDATED EQUIVALENCY EXEMPTION MATRICES FOR NQF LEVEL 4 & 5
September 9, 2020
On 20 August 2020 the Estate Agency Affairs Board advised of the EAAB BOARD’S DECISION TO AMEND THE EQUIVALENCY EXEMPTION MATRICES FOR NQF LEVELS 4 & 5 which was placed on the EAAB’s website and sent via a bulk email process.

APPLICATION DATE BROUGHT FORWARD FOR TRANSFORMATION BOOSTING INITIATIVE
July 17, 2020
JOHANNESBURG – The Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) has brought forward the application date for a progressive initiative that will boost transformation of the real estate industry.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: PDI resolution application extension (to be read inconjunction with PDI's given a boost in real estate)
April 2, 2020
The EAAB earlier this month announced an exciting initiative that will assist estate agents from disadvantaged backgrounds gain entry into the profession.

FAQ about the impact of lockdown on real estate industries
November 30, -0001
The unprecedented 21-day national lockdown kicks in at midnight Thursday 26 March 2020. President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the bold effort to stave off the rampant Coronavirus that has gripped the world. The lockdown will have dire consequences for the economy and the manner in which business is conducted in the property and real estate...

CPD SYSTEM GLITCH IS FIXED
November 30, -0001
A few weeks ago, the EAAB issued a communique informing the estate agents that there were technical glitches in relation to access to the CPD portal.

Draft Investigation and Investigations guidelines
November 30, -0001
The Property Practitioners Authority is delighted to share with all stakeholders its draft guidelines which incorporate the Inspections and Investigations processes within the Property Practitioners Regulatory Authority for your review, comments and questions.    

AN IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING THE POSTPONEMENT OF THE ONLINE PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION EXAMINATION SCHEDULED FOR 19 MAY 2022
November 30, -0001
Following persistent concerns that some candidates have not been able to secure study guides despite ordering them, the Property Practitioners Regulatory Authority (“the PPRA”), wishes to announce that the Professional Designation Examination scheduled to take place on 19 May 2022 will now be conducted on 23 June 2022....

PROPERTY PRACTITIONERS- SURVEY QUESTIONNAIRE -PART 1
November 30, -0001
In order for us to assist you under the new Property Practitioners Act to secure a valid Fedelity Fund Certificate (FFC), we would like understand how we can assist you. In order to ascertain this information, we would like you to complete a very brief 1-minute survey that will help inform us on how to provide the you with the neccesary support.

Request to estate agents to update RMCPs and identification of selected agencies to submit RMC
November 30, -0001


Dear Stakeholders



 



Please find attached  reuqest for estate agents (Property Practitioners)  to update their RMCP.



 



 





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