The Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) was established in 1976 in terms of the Estate Agency Affairs Act 112 of 1976 (‘the Act”), with the mandate to regulate and control certain activities of estate agents in the public interest.

The EAAB regulates the estate agency profession through ensuring that all persons carrying out the activities of an estate agent as a service to the public are registered with the EAAB. A Fidelity Fund Certificate, which is to be renewed each year is issued as evidence of such registration and confirmation that such person is legally entitled to carry out the activities of an estate agent.

The Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB), which has been reporting to the Minister of Trade and industry since 1976, was transferred to the Department of Human Settlements on 17 May 2012 by Proclamation of the President of the Republic of South Africa.      

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THE ESTATE AGENCY AFFAIRS BOARD HAS
BEEN ADVISED THAT THE
PROPERTY SECTOR TRANSFORMATION SUMMIT
HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

 

WE APOLOGISE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE!
 

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CPD) DISQUALIFICATION

The Estate Agency Affairs Board would like to advise all estate agents who have been disqualified under section 27 of the EAA Act due to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) non-compliance, to log a query via the following procedure should they have any questions.

 

To log an online query - Section 27: CPD Disqualification

https://www.eaab.org.za/myffc/query_logging

NOTIFICATIONS


ENROLMENT FOR THE PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION EXAMINATION (PDE) TO BE HELD ON 08 November 2018 IS OPEN
October 12, 2018
This serves to notify all eligible PDE candidates (including intern estate agents who have met the necessary internship, logbook and qualification requirements) that they may now register for the PDE scheduled to take place on 08 November 2018 by accessing the ”MyEAAB” portal.

PDE on 16 August 2018 results available on the MyEAAB portal for estate agents
September 17, 2018
  Candidates who wrote the Professional Designation Examination on 16 AUGUST 2018 are advised that: the results of the examination may now be accessed by logging-on to the ‘MyEAAB’ portal of the EAAB website (www.eaab.org.za) , clicking on the ‘Agents’ portal dropdown, completing the required information and then...

ENROLMENT FOR THE PDE ON 16 AUGUST 2018
July 27, 2018
It has come to our attention that the MyEAAB portal notification for the next Professional Designation Examination (PDE) enrolment date is confirming the examination date as 17 August 2018, which is incorrect.

Important Notification - PDE 16 August 2018 Enrolments now open
July 3, 2018
This serves to notify all eligible PDE candidates (including intern estate agents who have met the necessary internship, logbook and qualification requirements) that they may now register for the PDE scheduled to take place on 16 August 2018 by accessing the ”MyEAAB” portal. The closing date for examination registration is 27 July...

AGENT Magazine Issue 133 June/July 2018
June 6, 2018
HEADLINE STORIES South African interest rates unchanged Intern to Rookie of the year to Team Leader - Chwayita Hoyi Fidelity Fund Certificate 2019 renewal

IN THE HIGH COURT OF SOUTH AFRICA (WESTERN CAPE DIVISION, CAPE TOWN) Case No: 17418/2016
May 9, 2018
The first applicant is the Atlantic Beach Homeowners Association NPC, referred to as 'the HOA', a duly established non-profit company, established before s 29 of the Land Use Planning Ordinance (LUPO) was repealed by the Western Cape Land Use Planning Act 3 of 2014.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION EXAMINATION (PDE) ENROLMENT IS NOW OPEN FOR 17 May 2018
April 18, 2018
This serves to inform eligible PDE candidates (those who have met internship (intern estate agents) and qualification requirements (NQF 4/5 Certification or equivalency exemption) that the enrolment and registration of 17 May 2018 examination is now open on MyEAAB portal, and closing on 26 April 2018, no late enrolments and payments will be...

PROCEDURE WHEN APPLYING FOR AN EQUIVALENCY EXEMPTION AGAINST THE NQF LEVEL 4 AND/OR 5 REAL ESTATE QUALIFICATIONS EFFECTIVE FROM 1 APRIL 2018
April 18, 2018
Practice Note ETD03/2013 issued in May 2013 deals with the assessment of equivalency exemptions by the EAAB. This serves only to communicate the fee payable effective 1 April 2018 to the EAAB for the consideration of each individual equivalency exemption application; which is to the sum of R1 670.00. If the applicant is a registered estate agent...

PROCEDURE WHEN APPLYING FOR EXEMPTION BASED ON AGE OF 60 YEARS AND ABOVE AGAINST THE NQF LEVEL 4 AND/OR 5 REAL ESTATE QUALIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION EXAMINATION FOR PRINCIPALS AND FOR NON-PRINCIPALS – 1 APRIL 2018
April 18, 2018
The Press release dated June 30, 2011: EAAB grants estate agents qualification and PDE exemption for over 60’s deals with the resolution and policy approved by the EAAB Board for the grant of exemption and process that must be followed by interested and qualifying estate agents who are aged 60 years and above. The fee payable to the EAAB...

PROCEDURE FOR THE GRANTING OF EDUCATIONAL EXEMPTIONS TO NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS OF ESTATE AGENCY COMPANIES – 1 APRIL 2018
April 18, 2018
In accordance with the provisions of the Education Regulations and the Estate Agency Affairs Act, all principal estate agents including all Directors of  an estate agency company must comply with prescribed standards of education and training  including certification against the NQF Level 5 Real estate qualification (National...

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: EXAMINATION CANDIDATES WHO UNDERTOOK THE PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION EXAMINATION ON 08 MARCH 2018 MAY NOW VIEW THEIR EXAMINATION RESULTS ON MYEAAB PORTAL
April 18, 2018
Candidates who wrote the Professional Designation Examination on 08 March 2018 are advised that: the results of the examination may now be accessed by logging-on to the ‘MyEAAB’ portal of the EAAB website (www.eaab.org.za), clicking on the ‘Agents’ portal dropdown, completing the required information and then going to the...

Estate Agency Affairs Board mourns the passing of Pam Golding
April 4, 2018
The Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) has received with great sadness the news of the passing away of Mrs Pam Golding, founder of Pam Golding Property Group at the age of 90. We send our deepest condolences to her children, the entire family, Pam Golding Properties and the entire sector where she will be dearly missed and remembered for the huge...

Participating in the CPD Programme during 2018
March 9, 2018
The fourteen selected topics, and Integrated Real Estate Dialogues, comprising the CPD programme for 2018 CPD participants are advised that the CPD programme for 2018 comprises the following fourteen topics, six of which are reserved for principals only.

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (“CPD”) IN 2018
March 6, 2018
For Principal and Non-Principal estate agents (excluding Intern estate agents) CPD compliance in 2018 CPD participants, that is to say, all non-principal and principal estate agents who have been issued with valid fidelity fund certificates for 2018 by the EAAB (excluding intern estate agents presently holding valid ‘intern’ fidelity...

GUIDANCE ON THE IMPLENTATION OF THE FINANCIAL INTELLIGENCE CENTRE AMENDMENT ACT BY ESTATE AGENTS
February 2, 2018
The President assented to the Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment Act, 2017 (“the Act”), on 26 April 2017. Certain sections of the Act came into operation on 13 June and also on 2 October 2017 while other sections of the Act will come into operation on a date still to be announced.

EAAB WAIVES FINES FOR CPD TRAINING UNTIL 31 MARCH 2018
January 31, 2018
The Estate Agency Affairs Board is gratified at the positive response received from CPD participants on the first three-year CPD cycle (that is to say, estate agents, excluding intern estate agents, who had been issued with fidelity fund certificates for the 2015, 2016 and 2017 calendar years respectively) to ensure timeous compliance with any...

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.

ESTATE AGENTS TRAINING – A RESPONSE
January 17, 2018
To state that the Estate Agency Affairs Board (“EAAB”) was utterly dismayed at the patent lack of understanding evidenced, as well as the blatant and misleading misrepresentations made, in the article entitled “Agents Training – Listen Up” by Anne Schauffer would be an understatement.

Urgent Notice All CPD participants
December 22, 2017
Participants who were required to have registered for the first three-year rolling CPD cycle Estate agents who were issued with full status fidelity fund certificates by the EAAB for the period 2015 to 2017, inclusive, are advised that, to ensure CPD compliance, they should have accrued twenty CPD points, made up as to fifteen verifiable and five...

AGENT Magazine Issue 131 November/December 2017
December 15, 2017

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in 2018
December 6, 2017
It is most gratifying for the EAAB to be able to record that the overwhelming majority of estate agents that were required to do so have successfully completed the first three-year rolling CPD cycle.  This, no doubt, bodes extremely well for the continued professionalisiation of the real estate sector and for the enhancement of the status of...

ESTATE AGENCY AFFAIRS BOARD REFUTES CLAIMS OF 50 000 ILLEGAL ESTATE AGENTS
November 28, 2017
The Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) has noted various media reports attributed to the organisation claiming that there were about 50 000 illegal estate agents practising.

Professional Designation Examination Dates for 2018/2019
November 6, 2017
Professional Designation Examination (PDE) dates for 2018/2019

Renewal of FFC and Attorney Registration Certificates for 2018
October 24, 2017
All renewals shall be performed on the MyEAAB Agents Portal accessible through the EAAB website through the link https://www.eaab.org.za/myffc.

THE GRANT OF AN EDUCATIONAL EXEMPTION IN RESPECT OF THE NONEXECUTIVE DIRECTORS OF AN ESTATE AGENCY COMPANY DOES NOT APPLY TO THE MEMBERS OF AN ESTATE AGENCY CLOSE CORPORATION
September 29, 2017
Members of an estate agency close corporation who are both competent and entitled to take part in the running of the estate agency business of the close corporation must be registered with the EAAB For the purposes of compliance with the requirements of the Estate Agency Affairs Act all members of an estate agency close corporation who are both...

RENEWAL OF FIDELITY FUND CERTIFICATES AND REGISTRATION CERTIFICATES for 2018
September 20, 2017
All renewals must be done on the MyEAAB Agents Portal accessible through the EAAB website through the link https://www.eaab.org.za/myffc. Every estate agent must apply for a fidelity fund certificate or registration certificate for the succeeding year not later than 31 October of every year.  Renewal payment received after 31 October will...

EXPANDED CRITERION FOR THE GRANT OF THE STATUTORY EXEMPTION AGAINST THE PDE IMPLEMENTED
September 11, 2017
The Estate Agency Affairs Board had previously interpreted regulation 7(3) of the Standard of Training of Estate Agents Regulations, 2008, as meaning that, to qualify for the grant of the statutory exemption against the Professional Designation Examination (“PDE”), estate agents must have continuously held a valid fidelity fund...

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) compliance
August 15, 2017
As December 2017 rapidly draws near, full status estate agents (excluding presently registered intern estate agents), are again reminded that they must ensure that they comply with mandatory Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements if they wish to continue legally to practice as such.

Ensure your PrivySeal reflects the current date and time
July 10, 2017
The Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) has embarked on an awareness campaign for all prospective property consumers to advise them and encourage them to only deal with estate agents whose compliant registration status is evidenced by their EAAB Privyseal.

ATTORNEYS’ FIRMS HAVING EMPLOYEES HOLDING REGISTRATION CERTIFICATES IN THEIR SERVICE
June 30, 2017
Please be advised that attorneys’ employees whose duties consist wholly or primarily of the rendering of estate agency services, as defined, and who consequently are required to hold a Registration Certificate issued by the Estate Agency Affairs Board are also obliged fully to comply with the educational requirements prescribed by the...

Renewal Notification 2017 / 2018
June 27, 2017
Please take note of the important notification that will assist you in obtaining your 2018 fidelity fund without any delays. Every estate agent to whom a fidelity fund certificate or a registration certificate, as the case may be, has already been issued in respect of a specific calendar year, shall unless he/she ceased or will cease before the...

DRAFT GUIDANCE ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW MEASURES TO BE INTRODUCED BY THE FINANCIAL INTELLIGENCE CENTRE AMENDMENT ACT, 2017 (ACT NO. 1 OF 2017)
June 22, 2017
Thursday, 15 June 2017: The Minister of Finance has announced the coming into operation of a number of provisions of the Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment Act, 2017 (the FIC Amendment Act).  According to this announcement the implementation of the provisions of the FIC Amendment Act that provide for the following, will start on 2...

Property Sector Charter Council releases its first public state of transformation report for the property sector
June 15, 2017
The South African property sector is making reasonable efforts towards transformation, but it needs to pick up pace.

PROPERTY PRACTITIONERS BILL PUBLIC PARTICIPATION HEARINGS
June 14, 2017
The Property Practitioners Bill is intended to repeal the current Estate Agency Affairs Act, 1976 (Act No. 112 of 1976).

2017 AUDIT REPORT’S SUBMISSION REMINDER
June 1, 2017
The submission deadline of 30 June 2017 for estate agency firms with a financial year-end of 28 February 2017 is imminent and this notification serves as a reminder to principals of these estate agency firms.

HOW TO TRANSACT WITH THE EAAB IF YOU ARE AN ESTATE AGENT- Online Query Management System
May 11, 2017
The Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) would advise that an innovative mechanism to facilitate the interaction of estate agents with the EAAB has been introduced effective 2 May 2017.  The Online Query Management System (OQMS), should henceforth be used for all queries, questions and complaints relating to the issue of fidelity fund...

ONLINE QUERY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM NOW OPERATIONAL
May 2, 2017
The EAAB is gratified to announce that the innovative mechanism to facilitate the interaction of estate agents with the EAAB is now operational. Estate agents and estate agency enterprises must henceforth use the online query management system for the submission to the EAAB of all queries, questions and complaints relating to the issue of...

REQUIRED DISCLOSURE BY INTERN ESTATE AGENTS
April 12, 2017
Intern estate agents are reminded that they are obliged, pursuant to the provisions of regulation 2(4)(a) of the Standard of Training of Estate Agents Regulations, 2008, to disclose the fact that they are intern estate agents on all printed material relating to their activities as estate agents. They are required, therefore, specifically to...

PROPERTY PRACTITIONERS BILL, 2016 AS GAZETTED
April 3, 2017
This serves to confirm that the Property Practitioners Bill, 2016 as Gazetted has been published for public comment.  The period for comments on any of the provisions of the Bill is to be made within 30 days from publication of the Bill.

THE EAAB IS DETERMINED TO EXTIRPATE RACISM FROM THE REAL ESTATE SECTOR
March 22, 2017
Despite the best endeavours of the Estate Agency Affairs Board to sensitise practicing estate agents to the evils of racism and notwithstanding the conduct of a concerted campaign focusing on the insidious consequences of such acts, a further incident of blatant and unacceptable racism, including the use of crude and grossly offensive language,...

A FURTHER MANIFESTATION OF RACISM WITHIN THE REAL ESTATE SECTOR
March 6, 2017
It constitutes a gross understatement to say that the EAAB is appalled at the occurrence of yet another blatant incident of racist behaviour within the estate agency sector.

APOLOGY BY ESTATE AGENCY AFFAIRS BOARD TO MRS NOMONDE MAPETLA
February 28, 2017
The EAAB confirms the findings by the then Public Protector, Advocate Thuli Madonsela, regarding the actions of the Board presided over by Mr Thamsanqa Bolani in 2011, in that Mrs Nomonde Mapetla –

Continuing Professional Development CPD) 2017 Notification 3
February 24, 2017
Due to unforeseen circumstances it was, unfortunately, not possible for the EAAB to have placed the proposed CPD 2017 venue calendar or the e-learning video material on its website by 20 February 2017 as had initially been communicated to participants.

Continuing Professional Development CPD) Notification 2
February 23, 2017
Estate agents are reminded that, in terms of the Standard of Training of Estate Agents Regulations, 2008, they must comply with prescribed Continuing Professional Development (CPD) obligations to continue to practice as such.

ESTATE AGENTS ARE REMINDED TIMEOUSLY TO REGISTER FOR CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CPD) IN 2017
November 30, -0001
The EAAB wishes to remind estate agents that all persons holding a valid fidelity fund certificate, in the capacity of either principal or non-principal estate agent but excluding intern estate agents, must register for CPD purposes in 2017.

RENEWAL OF FIDELITY FUND CERTIFICATES AND REGISTRATION CERTIFICATES for 2018
November 30, -0001
All renewals must be done on the MyEAAB Agents Portal accessible through the EAAB website through the link https://www.eaab.org.za/myffc. Every estate agent must apply for a fidelity fund certificate or registration certificate for the succeeding year not later than 31 October of every year.  Renewal payment received after 31 October will...



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