The SAQA renews its recognition of the EAAB as the professional body of the estate agency sector for a further five-year period
The South African Qualifications Authority renews its recognition of the Estate Agency Affairs Board as the professional body of the estate agency sector for a further five-year period
The Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) is most gratified to advise its stakeholders that the Executive Committee of the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA), at its meeting held on 12 September 2018, resolved to renew the recognition of the EAAB as the professional body of the estate agency sector for a further five-year period expiring on 11 September 2023.
Such renewal undoubtedly redounds to the benefit of the property and estate agency sectors as well as to the advancement of the National Qualifications Framework within these sectors. It enables the EAAB to continue to make a major contribution to both skills development and professional service delivery by estate agency professionals, having regard to the fact that the objectives of the EAAB, as a professional body, are to:
- advance the objectives of the National Qualifications Framework;
- promote public understanding of, and trust in, the estate agency profession;
- encourage social responsibility and accountability within the estate agency profession relating to professional services communities and individuals;
- promote pride in association for all professions;
- promote the protection of the public from malpractice related to the fulfilment of the professional duties and responsibilities of estate agency professionals;
- encourage international leading practice and the raising of esteem for the profession;
- facilitate access to, and analysis of, data related to the profession;
- support the development of a national career advice system; and
- encourage the development and implementation of continuing professional development for the estate agency profession.
The EAAB is especially proud that it has been able effectively to discharge its various, and often onerous, professional body functions and duties in a manner that has greatly benefitted and enhanced both the professionalisation of the estate agency sector and the faith and trust that the consumers of estate agency services are now able to repose in the sector.
The EAAB looks forward to continuing its mutually rewarding and beneficial cooperation with SAQA as it strives to introduce innovative new initiatives specifically designed to advance its professional body role and functions.
Issued by: The Estate Agency Affairs Board
Date: 21 December 2018