The amended Property Practitioners Act compels all property practitioners to submit a BEE certificate as prerequisite for practising. Practitioners who do not want to or cannot take part in BEE have to incur costs to obtain a certificate confirming their BEE participation. The new Act therefore is causing BEE-related expenses even for practitioners not taking part in BEE and opens the door for even more comprehensive BEE compulsion in the industry.
Sakeliga is launching litigation to have parts of the Property Practitioners Act that require BEE, declared unlawful and unconstitutional. Sakeliga is opposed to BEE, the more so where it is used as a requirement for the mere exercise of an occupation or profession. Litigation is necessary in this case to break the link between BEE and certification for property practitioners.
Status of case: Application in preparation
Case commenced: –
Court: High Court, Pretoria
No court papers yet.