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The Industry Journal

The Industry Journal serves as an official reference guide to best practice, policy and procedure, rules and regulation relevant and significant to the estate and community management industry. The articles serve to educate through experience-driven industry knowledge and covers all aspects relevant. Features include but are not limited to: Financial Management, Human Resources, Security, Risk Management, Legal, Conservation, Occupancy Standards and Government Legislation sectors. An essential tool to the Board of Trustees, Estate Management, Managing Agents, Homeowners Association and Bodies Corporate.

Water & Estate Living

The worst drought on record still has the Western Cape in its deadly grip. Fortunately, reasonable rains have fallen over the rest of the country and, from an agricultural perspective at least, the drought seems to have broken. So, our water problems are behind us? Not so fast. The Vaal… Read More

The Residential Community Industry – Challenges, Opportunities and Threats

Through the efforts of The Association of Residential Communities (ARC), members of the industry come together on a regular basis to explore best practices and share experiences. During these sessions, which are held across the country with over 100 member estates in May 2017, we explored the impact of the… Read More

The Nuts & Bolts Of An HOA

What is a Homeowners’ Association and why do they exist? One of the main purposes of the HOA is to enforce a set of promises that bind all owners. The promises are usually contained in a document called a Memorandum of Incorporation (MOI) or Constitution, and include a set of… Read More

Education, Training And Development Of Staff In A Residential Community Homeowners Association

By far the most neglected area in community management.   Recent research shows that most estate managers come from a security or military environment. There are many who have cut their teeth in the hospitality and retail sector, and there are many who have worked in local government and civil… Read More

Finding & Retaining The Best Person For The Job

Recruiting and acquiring talent can be a tedious process. It can also change from one organisation to the next, but if there is one thing that remains definite and consistent, it’s that the first step in acquiring talent is not acquiring talent. Indeed, the first step in acquiring talent actually… Read More

Estates Of Play: The Business Of Golf….. Putting Together The Pieces.

While the game of golf was undergoing an evolution which saw fundamental changes in equipment, especially in terms of the golf ball and club shafts that made the game more affordable, other changes were also taking place.   During the same period, a full time professional golf tour also came… Read More

STSMA Came Into Operation 7th October 2016 – Act No. 8 Of 2011

The Sectional Title Schemes Management Act, Act no.8 of 2011 (STSMA) has introduced a number of new requirements into sectional title management, with serious financial impact on most sectional title schemes. These can be summarised as follows:   A 10-year maintenance plan and the funding of this plan. A minimum… Read More

Fixed-Term Contracts & The Amended Labour Relations Act

The inception of the labour relations act 65 of 2014 on 1 January 2015 provides new protection to employees on fixed-term contracts.   The Amendment Act’s provisions that now regulate fixed-term contracts are provided for in the new Section 198B. This section does not apply to employers who have fewer… Read More
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