Day Two - Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Master of Ceremonies: Iman Rappetti (speakers and times are subject to change)


Registration opens


Opening Ceremony


Opening Keynote


Welcome and Opening of Convention 2019


Address by SAPOA President

Speaker: Ipeleng Mkhari, SAPOA President and Chief Executive Officer, Motseng Investment Holdings


Address by Principal Sponsor


Tea/Coffee & Networking


The SAPOA Journalism for Excellence Awards

In today’s increasingly volatile socio-economic and political world, quality journalism that is fair, accurate and unbiased, remain critical. It is less about the story and more about the layers and context of the story that need to be explored. The SAPOA Journalism Awards for Excellence are designed to applaud local media who use their words boldly to tell the truth and challenge the status quo.


Nominees Announcement

Sponsored by: Excellerate



What happens in the listed property sector is often a predicate for what’s happening in the country at large – politically, economically and socially.  The sector is increasingly subject to instability and atypical market behavior. Drawing on industry insights and expertise will help us understand what factors we can expect to have an impact on the property market in 2020.


Hear the experts and join the debate



Steve Brookes, CEO, Balwin Properties Limited

Estienne de Klerk, Chief Executive Officer - South Africa, Growthpoint Properties Limited

Anton de Goode, Fund Manager, Coronation Fund Managers

Bandile Zondo, Executive Head of Financial Sector Equity Research, Standard Bank Group Securities (SBG)


Craig Smith, Head of Research & Property, Anchor Stockbrokers


Lunch & Networking


SAPOA Property Awards in Innovative Excellence Showcase

Recognising distinction in property development!


Property developments that emanate innovative excellence are the amalgamation of technical genius and artistic expression. As a result, they enhance our skylines, and are progressive towards world-class property development.


SAPOA encourages and recognises such meetings of minds and expertise that result in exceptional property developments with unmatched gravitas.


Entries & Category Winners

Speaker: Zinon Marinakos, Chairperson, SAPOA Innovative Excellence Awards Committee




Education, training and development initiatives are the backbone of the organization and assist in the built environment landscape.


Currently, South Africa's deficient education system is the single greatest obstacle to socio-economic advancement, replicating rather than reversing patterns of unemployment, poverty, and inequality, and effectively denying the majority of young people the chance of a middle-class life.


South Africa spends more on education than the United States of America (USA) and the United Kingdom (UK) but is it helping?


South Africa’s primary education system was rated 114th out of 137 countries for the quality of its education system in the WEF's 2017/18 Global Competitiveness Index report ranked South Africa.


What is the solution?



Prof Jonathan Jansen, Faculty of Education, Stellenbosch University

Dr Tashmia Ismail-Saville, CEO, YES Foundation

Dr Sedise Moseneke, Executive Director, Vukile Property Fund

Nonhlanhla Mayisela, CEO, Izandla Property & Chairman of Women's Property Network

Rapelang Rabana, Founder & Chair, Rekindle Learning


Associate Prof Francois Viruly, Department of Construction Economics and Management, UCT


Tea/Coffee & Networking



What are our prospects! 


SA’s economy still plagued by policy uncertainty and corruption. Although SA’s general election in the first half of 2019 will inevitably generate political and policy uncertainty, interim steps to boost investor confidence and growth must continue to seek to create a more favourable economic environment.  Policy uncertainty has continued to linger in SA and has been worsened by the recession. Clarity around the issue of land reform and the medium-term budget policy statement remain crucial. These are the critical issues.


The JSE overall index declined by 4% year on year during 2018 while listed property lost almost a quarter of its value. The only two asset classes that have consistently beaten inflation has been cash in the form of high-income funds and offshore assets.-So whats the solution?


Join our engaging debate and hear the experts

Speaker: Nicky Weimar, Senior Economist, Nedbank



Nicky Weimar, Senior Economist, Nedbank

Thabi Leoka, Economist, Argon Asset Management 

Mike Schussler, Chief Economist, The Economist

Dirk Ackerman, Chairman of IQ Group Holdings

Pali Jobo Lehohla, Former Statistician General


Iman Rappetti, Award-winning Journalist & Master of Ceremonies


Wrap Up of Day One


Annual General Meeting


Welcoming Cocktail Function

Sponsored by: TBC