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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FIDELITY FUND CERTIFICATE UNRESOLVED ISSUES

Dear Stakeholder,

Please be advised that the Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) is currently resolving all outstanding Fidelity Fund Certificate (FFC) - related queries.

To aid the expeditious issuing of FFC's, kindly ensure that you have met the requirements and submitted all necessary documents for an FFC to be issued and, more importantly kindly send all FFC related queries to ffc.complaints@eaab.org.za specifically.
 

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


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Press Release - EAAB offers reprieve for estate agents with historical debt
February 14, 2020
JOHANNESBURG – Estate agents who failed to notify the Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) that they are no longer practicing have received a welcome reprieve that will allow them re-entry in the property market space.

NEW PPA TO BOOST TRANSFORMATION, CONSUMER PROTECTION - EAAB ASSURES INDUSTRY
February 12, 2020
JOHANNESBURG – The new Property Practitioners Act that comes into effect later this year will have significant bearing on transformation, consumer protection and regulation in property and related industries, according to Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) chief executive Mamodupi Mohlala.

EAAB kicks off series of engagements - Property Practitioners Act No, 22 of 2019
February 5, 2020
EAAB kicks off series of engagements with stakeholders as new era under the Property Practitioners Act dawns!

Transformation in Business - CEO of the EAAB interview with ENCA 03 February 2020
February 5, 2020
The Estate Agency Affairs Board is calling for the amendment of current regulations to make it easier for more Black players to participate in the industry.

SUBJECT: EAAB – FFC’s NOT A DISAPPOINTMENT BUT A SUCCESS
January 18, 2020
The Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) would like to place the following on record with regards to your article published on propertyprofessional.co.za on 16 January 2020 headlined "EAAB disappoints".

ENROLMENT TO WRITE THE PDE ON 05 MARCH 2020 IS NOW OPEN
January 16, 2020
This serves to advise all estate agents who wish to undertake the upcoming Professional Designation Examination (PDE) scheduled to take place on 05 March 2020 that enrolment for such is now open.  Enrolment is done strictly via the MyEAAB portal available on the EAAB website www.eaab.org.za and an examination candidate must be in possession...

NOTIFICATION TO ALL CANDIDATES WHO WROTE THE EXAMIMINATION ON 21 NOVEMBER 2019
January 13, 2020
This serves to advise all estate agents who wrote the Professional Designation Examination (PDE) in November 2019 that PDE results are now available on the MyEAAB portal.

FFC's FOR 2020 ISSUED TO ALL LEGALLY COMPLIANT ESTATE AGENTS - 20 Dec 2019
December 20, 2019
The Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) has successfully processed and issued Fidelity Fund Certificates (FFC's) to all legally compliant estate agents.

FIDELITY FUND CERTIFICATES FOR 2020 UPDATE - 19 Dec 2019
December 19, 2019
The Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) has processed all applications from legally compliant estate agents for their 2020 fidelity fund certificates (FFC’s).

EAAB finalising 2020 Fidelity Fund Certificates - 18 Dec 2019
December 18, 2019
The Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) has processed almost all applications from legally compliant estate agents for their fidelity fund certificates (FFCs).

EMAIL HOTLINE SET-UP TO DEAL WITH FIDELITY FUND CERTIFICATES - 17 Dec 2019
December 17, 2019
The Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) has set-up an email hotline to fast-track the issuing of outstanding Fidelity Fund Certificates (FFCs) to legally compliant estate agents.

Estate Agency Affairs Board Bulletin re: FFC's for 2020 & CPD points allocation - 12 Dec 2019
December 13, 2019
All Fidelity Fund Certificates to be issued within a week This week the EAAB CEO, Ms. Mamodupi Mohlala met with the Real Estate Business Owners of South Africa (REBOSA) chairman Mr. Jan Le Roux to discuss amongst other things, the timeous issuing of Fidelity Fund Certificates (FFC) to legally compliant estate agents.

UPDATE ON FIDELITY FUND CERTIFICATES - 13 Dec 2019
December 13, 2019
The Estate Agency Affairs Board has made significant progress in issuing Fidelity Fund Certificates to all legally compliant estate agents.

All Fidelity Fund Certificates to be issued within a week - 12 Dec 2019
December 12, 2019
This week the EAAB CEO, Ms. Mamodupi Mohlala met with the Real Estate Business Owners of South Africa (REBOSA) chairman Mr. Jan Le Roux to discuss amongst other things, the timeous issuing of Fidelity Fund Certificates (FFC) to legally compliant estate agents.

The Estate Agency Affairs Board corrects false media report
December 10, 2019
The Estate Agency Affairs Board wishes to correct the false and defamatory allegations published on social media and the Rapport newspaper regarding a December 5, 2019 incident at its Sandton premises.

The Estate Agency Affairs Board corrects false media report - 09 Dec 2019
December 9, 2019
The Estate Agency Affairs Board wishes to correct the false and defamatory allegations published on social media and the Rapport newspaper regarding a December 5, 2019 incident at its Sandton premises.

Professional Designation Examination PDE 4 & 5 Dates for 2020-2021
December 4, 2019
Examination dates commencing from March 2020 through to February 2021

BID SPECIFICATIONS FOR MARKERS FOR PDE 4 & 5 THAT WILL BE HELD ON 21 NOV 2019
November 11, 2019
The Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) is in the process of sourcing fifteen (15) external markers for the PDE that is scheduled for 21 November 2019. The EAAB has two examination types, one at PDE4 level and the other at PDE 5 level.

AGENT Magazine Issue 138 September - October 2019
October 25, 2019
HEADLINE STORIES Celebrating Women making a Difference! EAAB CEO, offers encouragement to Women in Business! BIG CHANGES FOR REAL ESTATE! New Property Practitioners Act No. 22 of 2019

EAAB Media Statement regarding PrivySeal
September 3, 2019
The Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) wishes to inform estate agents and industry at large that its contract with PrivySeal has come to an end and is in the process of initiating a procurement process for similar services.

AGENT Magazine Issue 137 June-July 2019
July 23, 2019
HEADLINE STORIES The EAAB Chief Executive Officer speaks out on Transformation of the Real Estate Sector The EAAB Launch of 1000 Learner-Intake on the ''One Learner -One Estate Agency" Youth Programme Beneficiaries on the ''One Learner - One Estate Agency" Youth Programme Success stories of estate agents that have come...

PRACTICE NOTE: ETD02-2019 OF 26 June 2019 - REGULATING THE POSITION OF PREVIOUSLY REGISTERED ESTATE AGENTS WHO WISH TO RETURN TO THE SECTOR
July 16, 2019
The purpose of Practice Note ETD02/2019 is to regulate the position of persons who were previously registered as estate agents by the EAAB, and who were issued with valid Fidelity Fund Certificates accordingly, but who subsequently left the sector and now wish to re-enter, despite the fact that such persons may not have complied with the...

PROCEDURE FOR EXEMPTION AGAINST THE NQF LEVEL 4 & 5 REAL ESTATE QUALIFICATIONS & (PDE 4 & 5) AGE 60 YEARS & ABOVE
June 24, 2019
The Press release dated June 30, 2011: The Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) grants estate agents qualification and Professional Designation Examination (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...

APPLICATIONS BY NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS OF AN ESTATE AGENCY COMPANY FOR THE GRANT OF AN EDUCATIONAL EXEMPTION
June 24, 2019
This serves to advise that the fee payable to the Estate Agency Affairs Board during the 2019/2020 financial year for the consideration of an application for the grant of an educational exemption by a non-executive director of an estate agency company is the sum of R3 300.00.

EQUIVALENCY EXEMPTION AGAINST NQF LEVEL 4 AND/OR 5 REAL ESTATE QUALIFICATIONS
June 24, 2019
Practice Note ETD03/2013 issued in May 2013 deals with the assessment of equivalency exemptions by the Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB).

WRITTEN PDE 4 & 5 & ORAL EXAMINATION FEES FOR 2019/2020
June 24, 2019
This serves to advise all estate agents who wish to undertake the scheduled PDE Examination (written and oral) for the 2019/2020 financial year of the following applicable fees:

REVIEW OF SCRIPT AND APPEAL AGAINST THE PDE 4 & 5 RESULTS FEES
June 24, 2019
This serves to advise examination candidates who wish to apply for the review of their examination script or for appeal against the exam results of the new fee payable to the Estate Agency Affairs Board during the 2019/2020 financial year for the consideration of their appeal is the sum of R539.00.

EAAB CEO speaks on Transformation of the Real Estate Sector
June 24, 2019
Francis Herd SABC news presenter interviewed Ms Mamodupi Mohlala Mulaudzi the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) on transformation of the real estate sector.  The interview was broadcasted on the Full View Show on SABC News Channel 404 on Friday, 14 June 2019.

Fidelity Fund Certificates (FFC) for the 2020 Calendar Year
June 19, 2019
The Annual renewal for the 2020 FFC will open on the 01 July 2019 until 31 October 2019.

2019 AUDIT REPORTS SUBMISSION REMINDER
May 21, 2019
The submission deadline of 30 June 2019 for estate agency firms with a financial year-end of 28 February 2019 is imminent and this notification serves as a reminder to principals of these estate agency firms.

The Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment Act Video Clip produced by the EAAB
April 17, 2019
The Financial Intelligence Centre (the FIC), established by the Financial Intelligence Centre Act, 38 of 2001 (the FIC Act), is the national point for the gathering, analysis and dissemination of financial intelligence. The FIC identifies the proceeds of crime and combats both money laundering and the financing of terrorism with its primary role...

RMCP Template in terms of the FIC Act, 38 OF 2001
April 4, 2019
The Financial Intelligence Centre Act, 38 of 2001, established the Financial Intelligence Centre as the national centre for the gathering and analysis of financial data. The FIC is mandated to identify funds generated from criminal acts and to combat money laundering and terrorist financing. The FIC Act imposes certain obligations on sectors...

CPD 2019 Commencement of the CPD Programme
February 27, 2019
Who must register for CPD purposes in 2019?   All estate agents, excluding intern estate agents, who have been issued with a valid fidelity fund certificate by the EAAB, whether as principal or non-principal estate agents, are reminded that they must register for CPD purposes in 2019 and obtain fifteen verifiable and five non-verifiable CPD...

PDE Dates for 2019-2020
November 15, 2018
Professional Designation Examination (PDE) Dates for 2019/2020

Tips for estate agents undertaking the Professional Designation Examination (PDE)
November 30, -0001
As the Professional Designation Examination (PDE) is an open book examination, candidates are evaluated on their practical understanding of the study (and any other relevant) material rather than on mere recall and memorisation.

BID SPECIFICATIONS FOR MARKING OF THE PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION EXAMINATION (PDE 4 & 5) HELD ON 21 NOV 2019
November 30, -0001
The Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) is in the process of sourcing fifteen (15) external markers for the PDE that is scheduled for 21 November 2019. The EAAB has two examination types, one at PDE4 level and the other at PDE 5 level.

BID SPECIFICATIONS FOR MARKERS FOR PDE 4 & 5 TO BE HELD ON 21 NOV 2019
November 30, -0001
The Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) is in the process of sourcing fifteen (15) external markers for the PDE that is scheduled for 21 November 2019. The EAAB has two examination types, one at PDE4 level and the other at PDE 5 level.

UPDATE ON FIDELITY FUND CERTIFICATES FOR 2020 - 13 Dec 2019
November 30, -0001
The Estate Agency Affairs Board has made significant progress in issuing Fidelity Fund Certificates to all legally compliant estate agents.



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