Press Releases

COMMUNICATION ON THE MODULES OF THE REAL ESTATE PRACTICAL TRAINING COURSE IN TERMS OF THE PROPERTY PRACTITIONERS REGULATIONS, 2022
June 27, 2024
In June 2024, the PPRA issued Guidelines on the implementation of practical training modules. Therein, we highlighted the titles of 6 practical training modules necessary for completion by eligible candidate property practitioners which are in alignment with the modules of the Workplace Experience Module of the new NQF Level 4 Occupational...

IMPLEMENTATION OF THE STANDARD OF EDUCATION AND TRAINING FOR THE REAL ESTATE SUB-SECTOR WITH EFFECT FROM 1 JULY 2024
June 16, 2024
The purpose is to clarify to our stakeholders how the PPRA will be implementing the new Standards of Education and Training for the real estate sub-sector with effect from 1 July 2024; i.e. the learning and compliance pathways  

REMINDER BEE COMPLIANCE AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT CUT-OFF DATE
April 10, 2024
We would like to remind all principal property practitioners of the importance of Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) compliance in accordance with the Property Practitioners Act, as well as the upcoming cut-off date for skills development. As outlined in section 50(a)(x) of the Property Practitioners Act, it is mandatory for all principal property...

PPRA COMMENCEMENT WITH MANUAL REGISTRATIONS FOR ALL 12 (TWELVE) INDUSTRIES
February 29, 2024
Please note that the Property Practitioners Regulatory Authority (‘’PPRA’’) will commence with the manual registration of all currently registered or EXISTING Property Practitioners (‘’PP’’) as from the 23rd of February 2024.

PRESS RELEASE: WARNING AGAINST FRAUDULENT ACTIVITIES BY LETABA REAL ESTATE IN TZANEEN AND SURROUNDING AREAS
February 16, 2024
All practitioners and consumers are warned of fraudulent and harmful activities allegedly perpetrated by certain estate agents operating under the name of LETABA REAL ESTATE in the Tzaneen and surrounding areas. A certain WILMA KRUGER is representing herself as the “owner” of the company. Wilma Kruger is not registered with the PPRA...

GUIDANCE NOTE ON UNDESIRABLE PRACTICES
September 29, 2023
Pursuant to the communique that was published on 23 March 2023 with regards to undesirable business practices, all property practitioners are hereby advised to take note of the following:

COMMUNIQUE MARKET AND RENTAL VALUATIONS/ASSESSMENTS IN RESPECT OF IMMOVABLE PROPERTY
September 5, 2023
Refer to our latest communication on Market and Rental Valuations/Assessments In Respect Of Immmovable Property.

COMMUNIQUE PERTAINING TO DISQUALIFICATION NOTICES ISSUED BY THE PPRA
August 1, 2023
This serves to notify all affected property practitioners who received disqualification notices of the following important steps:

WEBINAR: STAKEHOLDER MEETING INVITATION WITH THE EXECUTIVE FOR LICENSING AND REGISTRATIONS DEPARTMENT ON 28th JULY 2023
July 24, 2023
You are hereby invited to a webinar meeting on 28th  July 2023 at 10h00 with Johlene Wasserman, Executive Manager for Licensing and Registrations to discuss:

UPDATE ON INDUSTRIAL ACTION AT THE PROPERTY PRACTITIONERS REGULATORY AUTHORITY
July 19, 2023
It's with immense pleasure that we advise all of you that the industrial action that had marred our activities is now behind us. Our organisation has been able to successfully conclude a settlement with the union, National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU).

OPENING OF PDE EXAM REGISTRATION/ENROLMENT ON THE PPRA PORTAL FOR ELIGIBLE PROPERTY PRACTITIONERS
July 12, 2023
This serves to communicate to all PPRA stakeholders that the PDE scheduled for 17 August 2023 is now open for enrolment/registration strictly via MyPPRA portal. All prospective Exam candidates and those who have officially requested postponement and such postponements have been approved by PPRA may start enrolling and paying for the exam without...

URGENT MEDIA STATEMENT- DURBAN ROADSHOW CANCELLED
June 14, 2023
The PPRA regrets to advise that the Roadshow to be held in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal on 21st June 2023, has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances and will be rescheduled at a later date.

PDE RESULTS FOR MARCH, APRIL AND MAY 2023 AND PDE REGISTRATION EXTENSION TO 15 JUNE 2023
June 14, 2023
This serves to inform all Professional Designation Examination (PDE) candidates who wrote the examination on 23 March 2023, 20 April 2023 and 18 May 2023, that the examination (PDE) results are now available on MyPPRA portal. Thus, candidates may log in and view their results on the portal.  

MEDIA STATEMENT REGARDING PPRA ROADSHOWS -CALLING All SERVICE PROVIDERS
June 13, 2023
The PPRA is embarking on a Nationwide Roadshow, which commenced in Cape Town in May 2023 and is being rolled out to all (9) Provinces over the next few months. The calendar is on the PPRA website; venues will be confirmed closer to the time.  

ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING THE PHASING OUT OF THE STATUTORY PDE EXEMPTION PREVIOUSLY GRANTED TO PROPERTY PRACTITIONERS WHO ARE PRACTICING AS ESTATE AGENTS
June 2, 2023
This serves to inform all real-estate property practitioners (estate agents) that effective 01 July 2023, the Statutory PDE Exemption previously granted to property practitioners who practiced and were issued with FFC five (5) years prior to and up to the 15th of July 2008 is no longer available and no applications will be accepted in relation...

PPRA WAGE NEGOTIATIONS DISPUTE AND STRIKE CURRENTLY UNDERWAY
June 1, 2023
This communiqué serves to inform you that PPRA employees, through their recognized trade union, i.e., National Education Health and Allied Workers Union (NEHAWU) have with effect from Monday, 29 May 2023, embarked upon a protected strike which is continuing. This is because of a wage dispute which could not be resolved at the Council for...

ARTICLE: EMPLOYEES OF THE LICENSING AND REGISTRATIONS UNIT
May 23, 2023
We have seen over the last few weeks that property practitioners said that they Whatsapp ‘’so called’’ staff members to assist with the issuing of their FFCs, - only to find out that they have never worked at the PPRA, or they have worked here years ago! We also request that you do not WhatsApp us but sent a formal email...

HOW TO AVOID HEFTY PENALTIES AS A PROPERTY PRACTITIONER
May 5, 2023
If you are a property practitioner, who has left or is about to leave the industry or planning on closing your property practitioner firm, you MUST notify the PPRA of your intention to do so!    

NOTICE ON THE RESCHEDULE 2023 CPD PROGRAMME COMMENCEMENT DATE
May 5, 2023
The PPRA would like to inform all eligible property practitioners that the mandatory CPD programme for 2023 will be available on our PPRA portal from 01 July 2023 as opposed to the previously communicated date of 15 May 2023

CPD MATERIAL FOR 2023
March 28, 2023
The PPRA would like to inform all eligible property practitioners that the mandatory CPD programme for 2023 will be available on our PPRA portal from 15 May 2023.  

UNDESIRABLE PRACTICES–ARRANGEMENTS TO PAY “ACCREDITATON” FEES.
March 23, 2023
The Property Practitioners Regulatory Authority (PPRA) received several complaints from property practitioners alleging that they are required to pay “accreditation” fees to trade in certain estates. Following the enactment of the Property Practitioners Act, 22 of 2019, and the promulgation of its regulations early in 2022.

THE PPRA APPOINTS A NEW ACTING CEO
February 2, 2023
It is with great pleasure to announce that the Property Practitioners Regulatory Authority (PPRA) has appointed Ms. Thato Ramaili as the new Acting Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Ramaili is taking over the reigns from previous Acting CEO Deli Nkambule effective 1st February 2023.  

PPRA SECOND COMMUNICATION TO NOVEMBER 2022 PDE
January 26, 2023
Communication to all affected exam candidates who could not write the exam on the 17th and 30th November 2022 and wish to write on 09 February 2023.

PRESS STATEMENT: THE FINAL FORENSIC INVESTIGATIONS REPORT ON ALLEGATIONS AGAINST THE PROPERTY PRACTITIONERS’ REGULATORY AUTHORITY SUSPENDED CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
September 7, 2022
Full Press Statement Regarding The Final Forensic Investigtion Report On Allegations Against The Property Practitioners Regulatory Authority suspended  CEO.  

PREVIOUSLY DISADVANTAGED INDIVIDUALS PROGRAMME END DATE
July 7, 2022
The PDI transformation initiative program which was introduced in January 2019 under section 27 of the Estate Agency Affairs Act (EAAA) has not been retained under the Property Practitioners Act (PP Act). This program was meant to assist PDI’s who would otherwise have been non-complaint with the provisions of the previous EAAA to be issued...

CLARITY OF WHETHER OR NOT THE STANDARD OF TRAINING OF ESTATE AGENTS REGULATIONS OF 2008 ARE STILL APPLICABLE FOLLOWING THE COMING INTO EFFECT OF THE PROPERTY PRACTITIONERS ACT, No.22 OF 2019
June 30, 2022
Following the coming into operation and effect of the Property Practitioners Act, No.22 of 2019 (the PPA) on 1 February 2022, some industry bodies were of the view that the Standard of Training of Estate Agents Regulations of 2008 (the Education Regulations), are no longer applicable as we now have new PPA Regulations. The Property Practitioners...

LAST PHASE-INVITATION TO ATTEND PUBLIC HEARINGS REGARDING RACISM PRACTICES WITHIN THE PROPERTY SECTOR
June 20, 2022
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 (EstateAgent) in the Western Cape province. The PPRA is hosting a series of hearings and...

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...

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.

PRESS RELEASE: PROPERTYY PRACTITIONERS WARNED AGAINST LATEST SCAM
February 7, 2022
The Property Practitioners Regulatory Authority (PPRA) has noted several complaints and enquirers from industry players who received email correspondence from a source purporting to be Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) demanding them to pay outstanding debt in terms of the Estate Agency Affairs Act of 112/76.

Consumers warned to be vigilant in conducting property transactions
January 17, 2018
The Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) urges consumers to be vigilant when doing property transactions and to always check if the estate agent they are dealing with has a valid Fidelity Fund Certificate that is issued by the Board.

RACISM HAS NO PLACE IN THE PROPERTY SECTOR
January 6, 2016

MEDIA RELEASE: ESTATE AGENCY AFFAIRS BOARD RESPONDS TO THE ORDER GRANTED IN PHILIP vs ESTATE AGENCY AFFAIRS BOARD (39922/12) (2013) ZAGPPHC 276
March 25, 2014
IMMEDIATE RELEASE 25 MARCH 2014 ESTATE AGENCY AFFAIRS BOARD RESPONDS TO THE ORDER GRANTED IN PHILIP vs ESTATE AGENCY AFFAIRS BOARD (39922/12) [2013] ZAGPPHC 276

03 MARCH 2014 IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE - AUCTION ALLIANCE
March 7, 2014
On 27 February 2014 the Constitutional Court of South Africa handed down judgement in the dispute between the Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) on the one side and Auction Alliance and Rael Levitt on the other. The Constitutional Court has confirmed that the provisions of S32A of the Estate Agency Affairs Act and S45B of the Financial...

ESTATE AGENCY AFFAIRS BOARD APPOINTS A NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
October 4, 2013
It gives me great pleasure to announce on behalf of the Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB), that, after the conclusion of a comprehensive and rigorous selection process, Mr. Bryan Chaplog has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the EAAB with effect from 1 October 2013.

PREVIOUSLY DISADVANTAGED INDIVIDUALS PROGRAMME END DATE
November 30, -0001
The PDI transformation initiative program which was introduced in January 2019 under section 27 of the Estate Agency Affairs Act (EAAA) has not been retained under the Property Practitioners Act (PP Act). This program was meant to assist PDI’s who would otherwise have been non-complaint with the provisions of the previous EAAA to be issued...

PPRA SECOND COMMUNICATION TO NOVEMBER 2022 PDE
November 30, -0001
Communication to all affected exam candidates who could not write the exam on the 17th and 30th November 2022 and wish to write on 09 February 2023.



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