The Institute of Estate Agents of South Africa

The prestige of any professional body depends to a great extent on the ethical standards observed by its individual Members, both in their association with one another, and in their relationship with the community in general.

The Institute of Estate Agents of South Africa encourages the highest standards in real estate practice. Its unceasing aim is that the practice of real estate be recognised by Members as a profession and that its Members be respected and trusted by all.

Website: www.ieasa.org.za


The Estate Agency Affairs Board

The EAAB was established by an Act of Parliament on 5 July 1976 after an extensive investigation into the necessity or otherwise of doing so. The Department of Trade and Industry had become convinced that the self-regulation of the industry was not to the benefit of consumers. It had become apparent that statutory regulation was required to maintain and promote the integrity of estate agency, and consequently the interests of consumers.

Although the EAAB has come a long way since its establishment, it is not content to be complacent and continuously seeks to improve its effectiveness and efficiency and, in so doing, to remain a worthy regulatory of the industry and protector of consumers.

Website: www.eaab.org.za


Miltons Matsemela Inc

Miltons Matsemela Inc is a firm of attorneys specialising in conveyancing and they are very good at what they do.

They know that when you come to sell your property you want results fast, not only that but you want your money fast ... Miltons Matsemela Inc can help, but only if they're on your side.

Website: www.miltons.law.za


NAMA - National Association of Managing Agents

To foster the common interests of managing agents in South Africa, a group of like-minded professionals established the National Association of Managing Agents (NAMA) in July 2001 with the approval of the Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) – the regulatory body for the South African property industry.

The founding of NAMA was also encouraged by the need to regulate the profession and to promote the rights of managing agents and the public, as far as it affects the work and the governance of the profession.

Website: www.nama.org.za


PayProp

PayProp is an integrated, collaborative, web-based platform that provides property administrators with a complete electronic payment solution. Designed to support any type of property administration firm, PayProp provides administrators and their customers Internet access to accounts and property portfolios as well as an integrated processing engine for all types of payment.

Website: www.payprop.com


Tenant Profile Network

TPN combines information from a number of highly valuable sources to provide the most comprehensive and accurate behaviour information on tenants and prospective buyers in the property industry.

Their markets encompasses all levels of the industry including residential, commercial and landlord managed rentals. The service is endorsed by SAPOA (South African Property Owners Association), Property24 and Rentmaster.

Website: www.tpn.co.za


Paddocks Learning

Paddocks is a 'self-help' resource for those involved in sectional titles. A wide range of information, including full-text legislation and commentaries are available under the headings 'Survival Manual', 'Act, Regs & Rules' and 'Other Relevant Texts'.

Their markets encompasses all levels of the industry including residential, commercial and landlord managed rentals. The service is endorsed by SAPOA (South African Property Owners Association), Property24 and Rentmaster.

Website: www.grahampaddock.com


The Financial Intelligence Centre

The Financial Intelligence Centre was established under the Financial Intelligence Centre Act, 2001, in February 2002. The Centre started receiving reports on suspicious and unusual transactions on 3 February 2003.

The Financial Intelligence Centre Act also sets up a regulatory anti-money laundering regime which is intended to break the cycle used by organised criminal groups to benefit from illegitimate profits. By doing this the Act aims to maintain the integrity of the financial system. Apart from the regulatory regime the Act also creates the Financial Intelligence Centre.

Website: www.fic.gov.za


South Africa Revenue Service

The South African Revenue Service was established by legislation to collect revenue and ensure compliance with tax law. Its vision is to be an innovative revenue and customs agency that enhances economic growth and social development, and supports South Africa's integration into the global economy in a way that benefits all citizens.

In accordance with the South African Revenue Service Act 34 of 1997, the service is an administratively autonomous organ of the state: it is outside the public service, but within the public administration. So although South Africa's tax regime is set by the National Treasury, it is managed by SARS.

Website: www.sars.gov.za


SA Human Rights Council

The SAHRC is a national institution established to entrench constitutional democracy through the promotion and protection of human rights by:

  • Addressing human rights violations and seeking effective redress for such violations
  • Monitoring and assessing the observance of human rights
  • Raising awareness of human rights issues
  • Educating and training on human rights

Website: www.sars.gov.za


Council of Residential Specialists

The Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) is the highest Designation awarded to sales associates in the residential sales field. The CRS Designation recognizes professional accomplishments in both experience and education.

Since 1977 the Council of Residential Specialists has been conferring the CRS Designation on agents who meet its stringent requirements. Currently, there are more than 37,000 active CRS Designees.

Website: www.crs.com


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