Please note that our team will work remotely and remain available throughout the national shutdown period.

We will be available via email and telephone.


  In light of the President’s address and the various ministers’ press briefings, which set out several precautionary measures that have been and will need to be taken to stop the spread of COVID-19 virus, the following events have been postponed till further notice: Northern Branch AGM & Seminar, KZN Branch DCF Workshop (Part 2). The National Seminar which is scheduled to take place on 14th and 15th May in Kwa-Zulu Natal has been cancelled.

The programme is targeted at 3rd year students studying towards a Property Valuation or related course at an Institution accredited by SACPVP, as well as Candidate Valuers who may have completed their studies and require Mentorship together with experiential learning.

To Enrol for the Mentorship Programme, kindly please complete an enrolment form by clicking here.

Closing Date for Submission of Enrolment Form: 30 April 2020

Dissertation questionnaires:    
If you have a couple of minutes to spare, please have a look at the following questionnaires:


An investigation into the application of legislation in the determination of compensation by valuers for overhead power line servitudes in South Africa
By Maritha Duvenage - Faculty of Engineering, the Built Environment - University of Cape Town
Minor-dissertation (MSc: Property Studies)

The aim of the research is to determine the impact of the conflict between the Constitution and the Expropriation Act 63 of 1975 and the consequences that it has on the valuation profession in terms of the valuation of land for the purpose of acquisition of servitude rights for overhead power lines. It is concerned with the current legislation, policies and precedent relating to the practice of valuation for compensation of overhead power line servitude in South Africa. Please note that anonymity will be assured during this survey. For further information or comments, you are welcome to contact the researcher at

Please click here to complete the questionnaire.



Government wants to change SA tender laws

The National Treasury is seeking public comments into the recently published Draft Public Procurement Bill.

The draft bill proposes a single regulatory framework for procurement applicable to national, provincial and local government, as well as state owned entities.

In a statement last Wednesday, Treasury said once the bill becomes law, it will eliminate fragmentation in the laws that deal with public sector procurement.

“The Bill creates a more flexible preferential procurement regime and enables the Minister of Finance, after consulting responsible Ministers, to prescribe a framework for preferential procurement.

 “To advance economic opportunities for previously disadvantaged people, specific provision is made for women; the youth and people with disabilities; small businesses; locally produced goods, including local technology and its commercialisation,” it said.


Members are encouraged to submit their comments directly to CommentDraftLegislation© by 31 May 2020.

Interesting articles:    

Business impact survey of the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa




  The COVID-19 pandemic has created profound disruptions to our economy and society. Many South African industries are experiencing an adverse impact from the pandemic, which is consistent with other countries fighting the disease. In its response to the crisis, the South African government has (from 27 March 2020) placed the country under a national lockdown to reduce the spread of the virus, resulting in the closure of many businesses. The businesses affected by the national lockdown are those that are not regarded as providing essential services. These industries include, amongst others, those reliant on the movement of goods (supply chain disruptions), the telecommunications sector, selected mining activities due to a decrease in demand for minerals, accommodation and tourism due to travel bans, construction, transport, and various services.

Click here to continue reading.


The CBE Act impels the CBE to, after consultation with the Competition Commission (CC) and in consultation with the Councils for the Built Environment Professions (CBEP), identify the scope of work for each category of registration (section 21 of the CBE Act). The consultation with the CC was conducted. The CBE is keen to continuously engage the CC on the process of regulating the built environment professions. The CBE will also seek collaboration with the CC on the development and communication of an advocacy position on the regulation on the built environment professions.


Download pdf:

The scope of work for categories of registration of the property valuers profession


Click here to visit the CBE website.



  Recent events:        




  The SAIV Northern Branch hosted a Mentorship Workshop in Johannesburg. The session included completing a valuation report and the minimum requirements of a valuation report to meet IVS standards. The detailed analysis of research for the determination of value by comparable sales. The importance of understanding town planning and title deed information.”


Click here to make a donation towards the Mentorship Programme.



After we had completed the formalities and before lunch, the mentees surprised the committee members (and seriously humbled us).

They presented gifts to each of us (the KZN Branch Executives who are acting as Mentors) AND for the GM Office personnel (Lerato & Anne-Marie) AND for Robbie Roper.

This was the appreciation for the efforts being made to set up the programme on their behalf.

Click here to make a donation towards the Mentorship Programme.



  SAIV Bursary recipient graduates Cum Laude
   Elevation to Fellow Member
  I had no idea what I wanted to do when I left school, so I did a secretarial course.  Fast forward a few years and I ended up working as a personal assistant to a Property Valuer.  I found the work interesting and was blessed to be able to go out with my mentor, Colin Douglas, to inspect properties and attend meetings.  At the age of 45, after my children had become teenagers, I decided it was time to study and I registered for my ND Real Estate at CPUT (Cape Peninsula University of Technology) on a part time basis.  
It was going to be a serious juggle on two counts : firstly with time as I work full-time, and with having to run a household, look after my sick mother, and lift children to and from school ; and secondly on the financial side.  Little did I know that someone had put me forward as a candidate to receive a bursary through the SAIV!  It was too much to hope for and I only really believed it when I got my confirmation letter. What a blessing that was – I’m incredibly grateful!
It was a phenomenal experience attending classes, and meeting fellow like-minded students from all walks of life.  The lecturers were great (some younger than me) and supportive too.
At the end of the first year, I’d finished 3 of my 12 subjects and received an A for each subject – I was thrilled!  I managed to obtain a bursary from the SAIV for my remaining 3 years of part time studies, and graduated in December 2019 with my ND Real Estate certificate (Cum Laude).  I had hoped to do the work school and write my Valuers exam this year, but that is probably a tad optimistic.  However, things have a way of working out if they’re meant to be.

Congratulations to Tracey Myers on her elevation to Fellow Member.

Tracey has been dedicated to the Valuation profession for over 20 years. Her involvement has culminated in the growth of the profession and in learning and development amongst valuers. She has provided lectures at the SACPVP Workschool, has lectured to undergraduate and post graduate students at WITS University, University of Pretoria and University of Johannesburg. She has also provided lectures for a number of institutions such as RICS and SAPOA. Tracey has served on the Services SETA Real Estate Chamber and currently serves on the Council for the Built Environment Appeal Board. She was recently nominated in the category ‘Professional of the Year’ by the Women’s Property Network Professional.

Thank you Tracey for your continued hard work and dedication to the profession and the Institute.


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