NAMA is a voluntary, Non-Profit organisation that promotes and advances the interest of Managing Agents and Community Scheme Management in South Africa.
To nurture the growth in the industry and meet the challenges of an ever-changing environment in which Managing Agents operate, it has become necessary to adequately train professionals to effectively manage the affairs of communal housing schemes in addition, it is imperative that trustees and committees are better skilled and informed about their management and fiduciary responsibilities, relevant scheme development, and the advantages of employing a professional property manager.
Represented in 7 Regions with its headquarters in Pretoria, NAMA has more than 500 members consisting of three main categories:
These are Managing Agents and have been admitted as members due to the fact that they exclusively render services as a Managing Agent and is duly registered with the Estate Agency Affairs Board and have been issued with a valid Fidelity Fund Certificate.
These are Service Providers to the industry [Attorneys, Plumbers, Accounting, etc.].
These are Service Providers who wish to be represented Nationally.
Community Schemes ownership is by far the preferred form of home ownership in South Africa.
Before NAMA, Managing Agents had no common voice, nor could they make representations to the authorities on any aspect, or claim legitimacy, concerning their industry.
To fulfil NAMA’s objectives and to promote the benefits of membership, the founding members took a decision in March 2004 to restructure the Association and to register NAMA as a Section 21 Company (now NPC). In consultation with Managing Agents countrywide and with legal authorities on Community Schemes, the Association completed a National Constitution, Code of Conduct, Code of Ethics, Articles of Association and Memorandum of Incorporation, which today govern the operations of the Association.
Part of NAMA’s focus is the development and presentation of a core professional training programme for Managing Agents and candidate Managing Agents, as well as producing education material, and opportunities for members, associate members and trustees.
Training events and seminars are being held nationally to ensure that training remains ongoing and relevant.
Another important component of NAMA’s service to Community Schemes owners and occupiers is to generate consumer confidence and recognition of the Association’s objectives and ideals, leading to credibility for the profession in the public domain. NAMA is well positioned to assisting Community Schemes in appointing a professional managing agent, by directing governing body members to professional and accredited Managing Agents in their region.
NAMA provided an exclusive platform to its Affiliate and Corporate Members whereby attending events they can market and promote their services directly to the industry role players such as Managing Agents, Trustees and Owners.
These platforms include
102 Breakfast Seminars
The National Conference
Social events such as golf days
The NAMA News which is distributed monthly to all members
NAMA on behalf of its members engage with various Stakeholders in the industry.
These include among others, EAAB, CSOS, Property Charter, SAPOA, REBOSA and Government Institutions.
It allows members to be updated and remain informed on all regulatory matters.
By accepting the conditions and being admitted as a NAMA member following application, NAMA members declare that they undertake to adhere to these conditions and that they fully understand the obligations regarding the conditions:
1. MEMBERSHIP FEES
Membership fees are payable from the date when the application has been approved and the party has been admitted as a member, until the last day of membership following one calendar months’ notice.
Memberships fees are payable:
Annually: Members who choose to make annual payments will receive a discount.
2. MEMBERSHIP TERMINATION
A full calendar month’s written notice is required. Members will remain liable for all membership fees until the last the day of membership.
On cancellation, membership details will be removed by NAMA from all NAMA platforms
Terminated members will desist from displaying any NAMA Logo’s on all stationary, emails and websites.
Terminated members may not represent themselves to any person as a member of NAMA once membership has ended
3. REQUIREMENTS FOR MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
Application to become a Full NAMA Member will be subject to the requirements delineated by of NAMA.
These include, but are not limited to;
Proof of a valid FFC from the Estate Agency Affairs Board
Members will observe and uphold within the standard NAMA Disclaimer:
The NAMA Constitution and MOI.
The NAMA Rules.
NAMA does not endorse the services of any of its members or the quality of services rendered, and that membership could be terminated with immediate effect if members misrepresent themselves, services, or any facts to any client.
NAMA reserves the right to accept or decline an application and is not required to divulge or disclose any reason should the said application not be approved.
The applicant is duly qualified to render the services required in relation to the application.
All information and advice provided by NAMA or any representative of NAMA is provided as general information or advice and should only be used as such. The use of such information or advice is at the users’ own risk and should not be considered as a formal opinion or be considered as legal advice or legal opinion of any kind. NAMA will not be held liable for any damages, losses or causes of actions of any nature whatsoever arising from the information or advice given.
NAMA is and remains a voluntary organisation and hold no regulatory power. Although NAMA makes every effort to ensure that members comply with the Code of Conduct and all Regulatory and professional requirements, the Association cannot accept any responsibility where its members, notwithstanding the aforesaid, conduct their business and their responsibilities outside the scope of what is promoted and voluntary agreed upon by its members.
Our Codes and documentation merely act as a guideline and any member or person who do not wish to engage into correct business practices will act on their own accord.
NAMA reserves the right to provide or decline to provide any advice or information.