SAIBPP recently had their annual convention themed: Growth Progress Collaboration. The convention, followed by a cocktail networking event took place on the 31 August 2011 at the prestigious Randpark Golf Club. Once more, the event gave SAIBPP members a chance to network as colleagues within the property sector and to hear various views regarding key concerns within the industry. The outgoing SAIBPP President, Kgaogelo Mamabolo facilitated the first half of the programme, and the panel discussions that took place within that time.
Tshepo Matlala took over as facilitator after the delicious lunch which got the thumbs up from Thabo Mofokeng who commented: "SAIBPP really know how to cater for their target market". Tshepo chaired the panel discussion topic: Property funding of BEE property transactions. The panelists for this topic were Solly Mboweni of Absa Properties, Caswell Rampheri of Buna Group, and Lionel Kisten of Landmark Real Estate Services. The final panel discussion topic was: Imbizo discussions: SAIBPP- the future we want, facilitated by Tshepo Matlala together with Kgaogelo Mamabolo.
The late afternoon came and with that the Annual General Meeting where Tshepo Matlala was announced the new SAIBPP President, and where the Imbizo was concluded, and action items for the New Year were discussed.
We would like to thank every member for attending, the sponsors; Growthpoint Properties, Absa Properties and Billion Group for their generous contributions, and everyone else who made this auspicious occasion the roaring success that it was. We cannot wait to have the next SAIBPP event. Please feel free to email us your feedback.
Annual General Meeting
Date: 29 November 2012
Guest speakers included : Mr Xolani Qubeka (CEO, Black Business Council)
Launch of our First Issue
It is with great pride that we launch our first issue of a regular magazine for the South African Institute of Black Property Practitioners (SAIBPP). Black practitioners in the property industry face many challenges including recognition and access to their skill and potential, access to finance for their service provision businesses and investments, opportunities and business relationships.