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Passionate about making a difference

For Vuyiswa Mutshekwane’s her work as CEO of the South African Institute of Black Property Practitioners gives her the opportunity to contribute in some small way towards building a more inclusive, just and equitable South Africa – and this gets her leaping out of bed every morning.

Demand review of public office closures

The three-day and even longer closures of government offices due to Covid-19 scares are costing the property sector, and the country’s economy, billions of rands in lost revenue. If retail outlets can reopen within 24 hours, why not government offices?

Speakers Corner

Social media platforms are abuzz with estate agents complaining about their July invoices from Property24. With the reopening of the real estate sector in June, pent-up demand resulted in more leads than during lockdown hence an increase in subscription costs for many agents, explains JP Farinha, CEO Property24.

   

Take care of good tenants and landlords

​​Loss of jobs or reduction in salaries has led to more tenants defaulting on their rent in the months since March. This left many landlords also without an income, however, industry experts caution against hasty decisions about eviction orders.

Laughter the best medicine

Whether it is being attacked by an aggressive goose, being alone with eerie lights in an empty show house or protecting their commission from greedy ancestors – this is all possible in a day’s work as an estate agent in South Africa.

     
     

      

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