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SAIBPP 10-point

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A single person can change million lives

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Tshepo Matlala talks ‘Location’

A number of sectors has seen a slow pace of transformation within their ranks. Few industries have however experienced as little transformation as the property sector. But with an exciting, passionate body of black property specialists driving the process, a ray of hope is shining through. The South African Institute…...

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Amelia focuses on education

When Amelia Beattie was elected president of the South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) in 2014, she was never in doubt about what the focus of her presidency should be in supporting efforts to transform the industry. “One of the things I promised to focus on was education because it is at the heart of transformation,” says Beattie. “Our industry needs skills.…...

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A priceless investment

To boost the skills base of entrants in the property sector, SAIBPP teamed up with Pareto to sponsor studies of two students – Nthabiseng Makgabo and Thuto Mokoena – who are enrolled for a BSc in Property Studies at Wits University. The bursary programme, which started in 2013, covers full tuition and accommodation, and offers recipients a stipend. Grooming a new generation…...

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PROPERTY SECTOR CHARTER COUNCIL HAS ITS WORK CUT OUT FOR IT

The property sector has always been characterised by inequality, meaning that the property sector was closed off to previously disadvantaged players. Those who managed to break into the industry soon ran into a huge obstacle – a lack of resources (in particular, financing) to compete effectively. To remedy the situation, the Property Sector Charter Council gazetted the Property Sector charter under…...

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