Advocacy is a pivotal role of SAPOA, as it provides targeted participation in legislative development that will affect SAPOA members directly. Advocacy also gives SAPOA an authoritative voice, that participates in matters that relate to laws that govern South Africa’s built environment.
The national office monitors all national legislation affecting the property industry. Government at all levels prefers to wok with organised trade associations on legislation. The combined expertise of SAPOA members is regarded as a valuable source of knowledge. There is a concerted effort by both the national office and provincial regions to establish and maintain working relationships with government at all levels. Government accepts that SAPOA members, being major stakeholders, have a vital role to play in the economic direction of the country.