Welcome to the South African Property Owners Association

SAPOA, or the South African Property Owners Association, is the representative body and official voice of the commercial and industrial property industry in South Africa.

The South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) was established in 1966 by the leading and large property investment organizations to bring together all role players in the commercial property field and create a powerful platform for Property Investors. SAPOA, the Voice of Commercial Property, is recognized as the representative body and official voice of the commercial and industrial property industry in South Africa, with a combined portfolio in excess of R 500 billion. SAPOAmembers control approximately 90% of all commercial and industrial property in South Africa.

We are held in very high esteem by the relevant sectors of government and are therefore consulted on all matters pertaining to the property industry. SAPOA also enjoys representation on key South African bodies, which are key to the country's property development.

Upcoming Events

Education Programmes

Thursday, 28th September 2017   Save-the-date: Western Cape Golf Day 2017
Friday, 5th May 2017   Gauteng Occupational Health and Safety Workshop
Friday, 12th May 2017   Gauteng Sectional Title Workshop
Tuesday, 16th May 2017   Western Cape Method of Measuring Floor Areas (MOMFA)
Friday, 26th May 2017   Gauteng Lease Agreement Workshop
Monday, 29th May 2017 - Friday, 2nd June 2017   Gauteng Facilities Management (FM) course


SAPOA Statement on the Draft Property Practitioners Bill
Posted: 20th April 2017

The Property Practitioners Draft Bill was published for comment on 31 March 2017 and when gazetted into law, will replace the Estate Agency Affairs Act of 1976.


UPDATE : Massmart Complaint - Exceptions to amended complaint referral
Posted: 4th April 2017

Massmart filed an amended complaint referral following successful exception applications by Pick n Pay, Shoprite and Spar. The respondents had until yesterday to file their answering affidavits or any other interlocutory applications.


JCCI Invitation - Meet Cllr Funzela Ngobeni, Joburg MMC for Development Planning
Posted: 16th March 2017

Efficient land use management and oversight of construction in the urban environment is an important factor in attracting capital investment, reversing urban decay and regenerating stagnant areas.


Draft SPLUMA Land Use Management By-Law : City of Ekurhuleni
Posted: 14th March 2017

The City of Ekurhuleni has published its draft SPLUMA Land Use Management By-Law for public comments. The closing date for comment submission is the 28th of April 2017.


SAPOA 2017 Convention & Property Exhibition - Expression of Interest
Posted: 13th March 2017

SAPOA is exploring the possibility of hosting four workshops at our upcoming Annual Convention and Property Exhibition taking place from the 20 – 22 June at the CTICC.


Invitation to the Human Settlements Development Bank Stakeholders Workshop
Posted: 7th March 2017

You are cordially invited to attend a consultative workshop to share your views and expectations of the new Human Settlements Development Bank (HSDB).


Victory for property owners receiving huge, delayed utility bills
Posted: 22nd February 2017

Cape Town - A new judgment could be regarded as an important victory for property owners who receive large and delayed utility bills, according to Nicholas Gangiah and Fatima Gattoo from Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr.