LATEST NOTIFICATIONS

AN IMPORTANT COMMUNICATION ON THE OPENING OF THE 15TH OF AUGUST 2024 PDE REGISTRATION
July 2, 2024
The PPRA is pleased to announce that the PDE scheduled to take place on the 15th of August 2024 is now open for registration on the PPRA portal – www.theppra.org.za.

COMMUNICATION ON THE LETTER TO BE SUBMITTED BY CANDIDATE PROPERTY PRACTITIONERS CONFIRMING COMPLETION OF LOGBOOKS AND PRACTICAL TRAINING WITH EFFECT FROM 1 JULY 2024
June 30, 2024
The purpose of this communication is to provide clarity to candidate property practitioners on what they will be required to do from 1 July 2024 regarding the logbook, practical training requirements and related issues.

QUERIES RECEIVED RELATING TO LETTERS OF DEMAND SENT TO PROPERTY PRACTITIONERS FOR OUTSTANDING MONIES OWED TO THE PPRA
June 27, 2024
Subsequent to the letters of demand that were sent from the 4th of June 2024, we have received a huge number of email queries from the Property Practitioners relating to their accounts and we are attending to each query to ensure that all queries are resolved

IMPORTANT UPDATE REGARDING FIDELITY FUND CERTIFICATE RENEWAL AND HISTORICAL PENALTIES
June 20, 2024
Please see important update regarding the renewal of Fidelity Fund Certificates and historical penalties as of 20 June 2024. Property practitioners who wish to re-register and apply for an FFC after a period of absence from the sector must complete the attached affidavit affirming their non-engagement in property practitioner activities during...

FFC RENEWAL COMMENCING 01 JULY 2024
June 19, 2024
Please take note of this important notification that will assist you in obtaining your three (3) year 2025 fidelity fund certificate without any delays.

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  

PRACTICAL TRAINING GUIDELINES PROPERTY PRACTITIONERS
June 10, 2024
Dear Property Practitioners, Please be advised that the Property Practitioners Regulatory Authority (PPRA) has not issued the new guidelines for standards of training for real estate or the practical training course. Until such guidelines are officially released, we strongly urge all training providers to cease any speculative activities or...

LETTERS OF DEMAND SENT TO PROPERTY PRACTITIONERS FOR OUTSTANDING MONIES OWED TO THE PPRA
June 6, 2024
  We would like to advise that the letters of demand that were sent by various PPRA staff members from Tuesday, 04 June 2024 were legitimate, and it is not a scam. Any disputes or queries including request for invoices and statement of accounts relating to the amount due as stipulated in the letter of demand can be referred to the...

NOTICE TO ALL CONVEYANCERS AND STAKEHOLDERS PROVISIONS OF REGULATION 41.22 AND 22.1/PPA 22/2019
May 27, 2024
 In terms of Regulation 41.22, a PROPERTY PRACTITIONER INCLUDING AN ESTATE AGENT only requires one FFC which is applicable and valid for all property practitioner activities performed within the SAME INDUSTRY, irrespective of who the practitioner is employed with or acting for in performing property practitioner activities.    

COMMENCEMENT OF THE CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CPD) PROGRAMME FOR 2024
May 24, 2024
The PPRA is pleased to advise that the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme for 2024 is now available.

PDE EXAM 16 MAY 2024 COMMUNIQUE
May 15, 2024
Please take note of the communication regarding the Take Home PDE scheduled for 16 May 2024.  

IMPORTANT COMMUNICATION ON THE PHASING OUT OF THE LOGBOOK EFFECTIVE 01 JULY 2024
May 3, 2024
Please see attached communication regarding the phasing out of logbook requirements for candidate property practitioners effective 1st July 2024.  

IMPORTANT COMMUNICATION ON THE RELEASE OF RESULTS FOR PDE CONDUCTED ON THE 29TH OF FEBRUARY 2024
April 29, 2024
The PPRA is pleased to announce that the results for PDE conducted on 29th of February 2024 are now available and all exam candidates who undertook the exam may now view them on their profiles by logging onto the PPRA portal

PPRA DEBT RECOVERY PROCESS AND ARRANGEMENTS TO PAY
April 12, 2024
We would like to advise that a new procedure regarding the payment of arrear amounts owing to the PPRA by property practitioners, has been implemented. Property Practitioners who owe the PPRA arrear penalties, fees and other amounts, and who qualify for the payment plan, may be assisted to complete such plan and commence payment in terms thereof....

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...

FFC NUMBERING BREAKDOWN
April 5, 2024
Kindly note the breakdown of FFC numbering system as outlined in the recent PPRA announcement.    

IMPORTANT COMMUNICATION ON THE OPENING OF MAY 2024 PDE REGISTRATION
April 4, 2024
The PPRA is pleased to announce that the PDE scheduled to take place on the 16th of May 2024 is now open for registration on the PPRA portal.  

CLARITY ON PDE CERTIFICATES ISSUED TO PROPERTY PRACTITIONERS AND CALL TO UPDATE PERSONAL DETAILS VIA MYPPRA PORTAL
April 4, 2024
The PPRA has in the past week embarked on a project of issuing PDE certificates to all property practitioners who successfully wrote and passed PDE 4 and PDE 5 between the year 2019 and 2023. These PDE certificates were auto issued and sent via email to eligible property practitioners, using email addresses that are captured against the property...

CALLING ALL STAKEHOLDERS TO DRIVE TRANSFORMATION IN THE REAL ESTATE SECTOR
March 3, 2024
To catalyse innovation and drive positive change in the real estate sector, we are pleased to announce a call to action for sector stakeholders to join hands in transformative initiatives.  

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.

PPRA COMMENCEMENT WITH MANAGING AGENT REGISTRATIONS
February 29, 2024
1. Please note that the Property Practitioners Regulatory Authority (‘’PPRA’’) will commence with the registration of all Managing Agents as from 29th 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...

FINANCIAL INTELLIGENCE CENTRE (FIC) NOTICE- ESTATE AGENT ENTITIES TO URGENTLY COMPLETE AND SUBMIT OUTSTANDING RISK AND COMPLIANCE RETURNS DUE 31 MAY 2023 IN TERMS OF DIRECTIVE 6 OF 2023
February 12, 2024
ALL OWNERS, SHAREHOLDERS, BOARDS OF DIRECTORS, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICERS, PRINCIPALS, AND SENIOR MANAGEMENT OF ESTATE AGENT ACCOUNTABLE INSTITUTIONS

NEW FORMAT OF PDE ON 29 FEBRUARY 2024-PILOT PROJECT
February 2, 2024
Further to the Communication of 8 January 2024 “IMPORTANT COMMUNICATION ON THE OPENING OF 29 FEBRUARY 2024 PDE REGISTRATION”, the PPRA is excited to announce that the PDE scheduled to take place on the 29th of February 2024 will be conducted, as a pilot project, in a new format.    

NOTICE REGARDING THE EXTENSION OF ONLINE ENROLMENT FOR THE UPCOMING PDE SCHEDULED FOR 29 FEBRUARY 2024
February 1, 2024
Following some ICT challenges experienced by many prospective PDE Candidates who attempted to enrol or register for the upcoming PDE scheduled for 29 February 2024, the Property Practitioners Regulatory Authority (“the PPRA”) wishes to announce that prospective PDE candidates are provided a further extended period to finalise their...

NEW FIDELITY FUND CERTIFICATE NUMBER
January 29, 2024
The Property Practitioners Act No. 22 of 2019 has brought about an expansion of the mandate of the Property Practitioners Regulatory Authority (‘’PPRA’’). This expansion has resulted in the PPRA now regulating twelve (12) subsectors within the property practitioner industry

WHITE PAPER FOR HUMAN SETTLEMENTS
January 24, 2024
The Minister of Human Settlements, Honourable Mmamoloko T. Kubayi, has recently gazetted the draft White Paper for Human Settlements in accordance with the Housing Act of 1997. This draft, published in Volume 702, Gazette No. 49895 on 18 December 2023, is open for public comments until February

COMMENCEMENT OF THE REAL ESTATE PRACTICAL TRAINING COURSE IN TERMS OF THE PROPERTY PRACTITIONERS REGULATIONS, 2022
January 19, 2024
Sub-regulation 33.2.1 of the Property Practitioners Regulations, 2022, provides that the PPRA must consult with the representative bodies in the various industries in which property practitioners operate and establish, amongst others, standards for the practical training of non-principal property practitioners as referred to in sub-regulation...

CPD PARTICIPATION FOR 2023 – IMPORTANT UPDATES FOR NON-PRINCIPAL AND PRINCIPAL PROPERTY PRACTITIONERS
December 21, 2023
1.Extended CPD Participation Period: Eligible practitioners for CPD in 2023 have been granted an extension of time until 31 March 2024 within which to fulfil their CPD requirements for 2023.  

NEW REGISTRATION OF MANAGING AGENTS
December 16, 2023
We have  anticipated  the registration of managing agents, a significant milestone in our journey and happy to share with you, our valued stakeholders that we have successfully started the registration of managing agents today.

THE RELEASE OF PDE EXAM RESULTS AND RELATED QUERIES
December 7, 2023
This serves to communicate to all candidates who wrote PDE on 16 November 2023 that exam results will be released before the end of January 2024. Therefore, stakeholders need not be in panic or send queries to Rekindle Learning email addresses but such queries must be directed to exams@theppra.org.za OR pde@theppra.org.za

SUBMISSION OF LOGBOOKS BY STAKEHOLDERS BASED IN CAPE TOWN AND SURROUNDING AREAS
December 7, 2023
This serves to communicate to all stakeholders based in the Cape Town and surrounding areas that all logbooks must be submitted as follows:

THE NEW STUDY GUIDE FOR PDE 4 IS NOW AVAILABLE
November 9, 2023
The PPRA wishes to advise all property practitioners that the new PDE 4 Study Guide is available for purchase. The new Study Guide comprises of one file and not two files anymore

COMMUNICATION - UPDATE ON 16 NOVEMBER EXAM
November 3, 2023
All registered PDE candidates are alerted of the  scheduled tutorial sessions in preparation for PDE exam  on 13 and 14 November 2023.

EXTENSION OF 16 NOVEMBER 2023 PDE REGISTRATION ON MYPPRA PORTAL
October 26, 2023
The PPRA wishes to advise all prospective PDE candidates that they may continue to register for 16 November 2023 PDE until the 31st of October 2023, no later than 16h00. All exam payments must also be made on or by the 31st of October 2023.  

COMMUNIQUE REGARDING FUNDING OPPORTUNITY FOR SMME’S
October 24, 2023
The Property Practitioners Regulatory Authority (PPRA) has, in its endeavor to transform the property sector and implement the transformation programmes as enumerated under Sections 20 and 21 of the Property Practitioners Act, 22 of 2019, issued a tender for an incubation programme to assist small black property businesses to grow and scale....

COMMUNICATION ON PDE DATES FOR 2024-2025 FINANCIAL YEAR
October 23, 2023
This serves to advise stakeholders of the approved PDE dates for the financial year 2024/2025 which commences on the 1st of April 2024. PDE scheduled for 09 February 2024 will proceed as scheduled followed by the following dates:

UPDATE ON THE PDE 4 STUDY GUIDE
October 23, 2023
This serves to advise all prospective PDE candidates for 16 November 2023 that they need not be concerned about acquiring the new study guide for the purposes of PDE 4 preparations. The content in the old PDE Study guide will be utilised for setting of the 16 November 2023 PDE 4 Exam and not the new PDE 4 Study guide that we have previously...

SMME INCUBATION-TENDER BRIEFING SESSION
October 11, 2023
Herein below find the link for all potential bidders to join virtually, the tender briefing session to be held tomorrow, the 12th of October 2023 at the PPRA offices in Lekgotla boardroom.  

COMMUNIQUE ON PDE 4 STUDY MATERIAL
October 9, 2023
The PPRA wishes to advise PDE 4 prospective examination candidates that it is comprehensively revising the PDE 4 study material to make the examination more meaningful and academically accountable.  

COMMUNICATION NOTICES REGARDING PDE REGISTRATION OPENING AND 17 AUGUST EXAMINATION RESULTS
October 9, 2023
Kindly refer to the notices attached regarding  avalability of PDE results for examimation written  on 17 August 2023  and  notice pertaining to PDE registration opening on t6 November 2023.

PRACTICE NOTE ON MANDATORY DISCLOSURE FORM & E1 FORM– APPLICATION FOR EXEMPTION
September 30, 2023
PRACTICE NOTE ON MANDATORY DISCLOSURE FORM & E1 FORM– APPLICATION FOR EXEMPTION

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:

In Conversation with the Minister survey responses and answers
September 28, 2023
Thank you to everyone who took the time to participate in the survey after the (In Conversation with the Minister stakeholder engagement) .

AN UPDATE ON CONSULTATIONS HELD BETWEEN THE PPRA AND THE VARIOUS INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVE BODIES REGARDING REGULATION 33.2.2
September 8, 2023
This serves to provide an update to all PPRA stakeholders on the PPRA stakeholder consultations held with the various industry representative bodies in terms of Regulation 33.2.1 of the Property Practitioners Act. This regulation required the PPRA to consult in good faith with the representative bodies in the various

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.

REMINDER TO SUBMIT RISK AND COMPLIANCE RETURNS FOR FIC
August 31, 2023
The Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) is urging property practitioners to complete and submit their risk and compliance returns in terms of Directive 6 without further delay.   The submission of risk and compliance returns enables the FIC to measure property practitioners’ understanding of money laundering, terrorist financing and...

COMMUNICATION ON 17 AUGUST 2023 EXAM VENUES
August 16, 2023
The PPRA wishes to inform all exam candidates who booked to write the exam on the 17th of August 2023 of the following updated exam centres below:

MYPPRA AUDITORS PORTAL OPEN FOR 2023 TRUST ACCOUNT AUDIT REPORTS
July 31, 2023
On 30 March 2023, the Property Practitioners Regulatory Authority (PPRA) reported in a communique that it is making changes to the MyPPRA Auditors Portal (Auditors Portal) to reflect the new illustrative reports approved by the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA)’s Committee for Auditing Standards to be used by auditors of...

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...

A REVISED NOTICE ON THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE 2023 CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CPD) PROGRAMME
July 9, 2023
The PPRA would like to inform all eligible property practitioners that the mandatory CPD programme and learning material for 2023 is not yet available on MyCPD Portal

REVISED CLARITY NOTICE ON 30 JUNE 2023 DEADLINE ON COMPLIANCE WITH EDUCATION REGULATIONS/REQUIREMENTS
July 3, 2023
This serves to provide clarity on the previously issued communique regarding the 30thJune 2023 deadline on compliance with Education Regulations, as follows:

NOTICE TO STAKEHOLDERS ON EXAMINATION POSTPONEMENT PROCEDURES
June 14, 2023
This correspondence serves to communicate the procedures of requesting and obtaining postponements for those who failed to write the exams for whatever reason after having enrolled/registered and paid.

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.  

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON PROPERTY PRACTITIONERS AUDITS AND TRUST ACCOUNT EXEMPTIONS
June 8, 2023
A comprehensive list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on property practitioners audits and trust account exemptions.

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...

THE PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION EXAMINATION FOR 20 JUNE 2023 IS NOW OPEN FOR ELIGIBLE PROPERTY PRACTITIONERS
May 30, 2023
This serves to communicate to all PPRA stakeholders that the PDE scheduled for 20 June 2023 is now open for enrolment/registration strictly via the Portal. All prospective Exam candidates and those who have officially requested postponement may start enrolling and paying for the exam without any further delay to avoid late registration. 

CLARITY NOTICE AND INVITATION FOR APPLICATIONS FOR THE GRANT OF STATUTORY PDE EXEMPTION BY 30 JUNE 2023
May 27, 2023
In September 2017, the PPRA communicated the expanded criterion for the grant of the statutory exemption from the PDE in line with the interpretation of regulation 7(3) of The Standard of Training for Estate Agents Regulations, 2008 to give the above regulation its widest possible meaning

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...

CLARITY COMMUNIQUE ON 30- JUNE DEADLINE FOR NON-COMPLIANCE WITH EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
May 16, 2023
This serves to communicate to all PPRA stakeholders that the deadline of 30 June 2023 requiring compliance with Education Regulations will not be extended. The PPRA wishes to clarify stakeholders of the following:

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.

NOTICE TO STAKEHOLDERS RESIDING IN CAPE TOWN OFFICES REGARDING LOGBOOK SUBMISSIONS
February 21, 2022
This notice serves to advise all stakeholders residing in Cape Town and surrounding areas that our offices in Cape Town remain closed until further notice. This is due to a strike action currently going on at the Property Practitioners Regulatory Authority (PPRA) which also affects Cape Town Offices.

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.



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Date for Registration of Managing Agents
If you fall under the Managing Agent category, then the PPRA will register YOU from 15\r\nDecember 2023 onwards.\r\nWe really hoped to register you sooner, BUT unfortunately, our system developers are still\r\nconfiguring our system which is taking a little while longer than what we anticipated.
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