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I am an elected Committee Member of the Property Committee of the Association of Pretoria Attorneys and through my involvement, I like to ensure that I am constantly at the "sharp-end" of Conveyancing Practice.

I am the elected Chairman on the Gauteng Council of SAPOA. The South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) is the biggest and most influential institution in the property industry. SAPOA members control about 90% of commercial property in SA, with a combined portfolio in excess of R150 Billion (about $22 Billion). I am also on the National Council and the National Legal Committee of SAPOA.
 
Member of the Institute of Directors South Africa and Member of the Sirdar Governance Panel.

12 December 2013

EAAB warns against 'false courses'

EAAB warns against 'false courses'

Annette Evans, regional manager for the Institute of Estate Agents, Western Cape, wishes to draw attention to a recent announcement by the Estate Agency Affairs Board regarding the Continuous Professional Development courses offered.

Various property courses are currently being presented by a number of educational bodies and are being presented as being CPD accredited, she said. What many are saying is that CPD points will be accrued in accordance with the EAAB's recommended cycle.

The EAAB have said that at present no courses or service providers, except for the EAAB themselves, have been accredited to provide these workshops or courses. Any non-accredited courses which are being presented without the necessary accreditation, ultimately means that they will not result in legitimate CPD points for the attendee and are being presented under false pretences, she said.

Agents are asked to please report any of these education providers and to keep copies of the advertisements they come across, so that there is physical proof. These should be sent to the EAAB's legal department. Reports on any false courses can also be sent to Mr Jimmy Baloyi via email onjimmy.baloyi-AT-eeab.org-DOT-za. Alternatively, agents can contact Annette Evans on 021 531 3180 or emailed atannette-AT-cape.ieasa.org-DOT-za.

The Institute offers attendance certificates for all their courses, which agents should keep for their ' portfolios of evidence' and as proof that they are keeping up to date with legislation and all property matters.

The course strategy for CPD in 2014 is being finalised and Evans recommends that all estate agents check the EAAB website regularly to get the necessary information on what is being offered. As soon as the information has become available it will be posted on www.eaab.org.za.

EAAB Press Release

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