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

Wednesday, 29th March 2017   East London AGM Breakfast
Currently there are no events listed, please check back soon for new events.


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.


SAPOA re-appoints Rates Watch to monitor rates policies
Posted: 20th February 2017

Rising municipal rates and taxes is a hot-button issue - one that negatively affects, not only operating costs and gross rentals, but also makes demand on property management resources. To this end, the South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) have re-appointed specialist consultants Rates Watch on a 5 year contract to monitor rates policies.


POPIA (POPI) - Information Regulator
Posted: 16th February 2017

Please note that the POPIA (POPI) Information Regulator’s website has been launched, and they would like POPI to be known as POPIA.