The South African Institute of Black Property Practitioners (SAIBPP) is hosting its Annual Convention and 25th Anniversary on the 8th and 9th of September 2021.
The two-day conference will be hosted via a virtual platform, bringing together captains of industry, business leaders, and political decision makers on one platform to discuss the various challenges facing the property sector and the economy.
Under the theme ‘ReSET | ReCONSTRUCT | ReCOVER’, the conference comes at an opportune time when the property sector – and the economy at large – are faced with numerous challenges. The widespread civil unrest and damage and destruction experienced by property and business owners alike, has highlighted the urgent need to fast-track socio-economic reforms and inclusive economic growth and the property sector has been in sharp focus as one of the key industries that has been identified as a catalyst for driving meaningful socio-economic change.
“The widespread looting and damage to property cannot be separated from the social inequalities that underlie the lack of equity and inclusion in the development of shopping centres in townships and rural areas … as result these centres become islands in a sea of poverty disconnected from the communities in which they operate” comments SAIBPP President, Tholo Makhaola.
The two-day programme will feature various panel discussions and masterclasses covering a range of sub-topics aligned with the theme:
- Infrastructure development.
- The state of transformation in the South African economy.
- Solving the urban crisis: affordable housing.
- Leveraging ESG investment to drive social change and inclusive growth.
- The new frontier; driving development in townships through retail and backyard development.
- Transformative innovation and PropTech.
- Property financing.
Transformation of the property sector also remains firmly on the agenda with some of the confirmed speakers including Professor Bonang Mohale, Duma Gqubule, Gauteng MEC for Infrastructure; MEC Tasneem Motara and CEO of Pareto Limited, Malose Kekana.
“It is our hope that through this conference we can provide a platform for the top; industry, public sector and academia leaders to come together and assist in crafting solutions to some of these pressing developmental and industry challenges” comments SAIBPP CEO, Vuyiswa Ramokgopa.