YIPA Entreprenuers: Business Development Evening (27 June 2019)

YIPA powered by Liberty Two Degrees & Property Point - a Growthpoint Initiative, hosted an insightful Business Development evening for young entrepreneurs in property!  The event was aimed at providing information on business support initiatives and opportunities for young entrepreneurs in property (or aspiring to be!)

Speakers included:

  • Nonhlanhla Mayisela - CEO of Izandla Property Fund (powered by Investec) & Womens Property Network Chairperson

  • Zola Malinga - Executive Director of Jade Capital

  • Shawn Theunissen - Founder and Head of Property
    Point (Growthpoint Enterprise Development Initiative)

  • Vere Shaba - Founder & Director of Shaba Africa

CPT Property Buyer Show (6 & 7 April)

On the 6 and 7 April, YIPA had a stand at the Property Buyer Show at the Cape Town International Convention Centre! 

We were able to provide 150 tickets sponsored by Private Property to our members. The event was an informative and engaging experience for all first time home buyers and property investors!

YIPA CPT Job Shadow (27 & 28 March)

On the 27 and 28 March 2019, we hosted 29 high-school students and provided them with a Job Shadow experience at 14 companies: ASISA, Aurecon, Mowana Properties, Redefine Properties, Spear REIT, Rabie Property Group, Boogertman & Partners Architects, C5i Constructors, Christina Havenga & Associates, dhk Architects, Mitchell du Plessis & Associates, Prodigious Consultants, WC Department of Public Works and Montague Property Trust.

Thank you to our sponsors in the Western Cape: Anchor Stockbrokers for T-shirts, Redefine for notepads, Prodigious for waterbottles!!!

YIPA JHB Job Shadow (27, 28 & 29 March)

On the 27, 28 and 29 March 2019, we hosted 16 high-school students and provided them with a Job Shadow experience at 6 companies: Investec Property Risk, Servest Facility Management, Africrest Properties, Republica Student Accommodation, Anchor Stockbrokers and IHS Property Management!

Thank you to our sponsors in the Gauteng: Anchor Stockbrokers for T-shirts, Servest for schoolbags and Uber for transport!!!

Screen Shot 2019-02-20 at 21.41.12.png

SAPOA Magazine: An architect (in the) making (14 FeB)

“As a born-free black South African woman who is in the spatial industry, I undoubtedly have the potential to contribute to amending the spatial injustice created by the apartheid regime” says Co-founder and director Khensani de Klerk



YIPA jhb job shadow programme (4 & 5 oct)

For the first time, YIPA hosted a Job Shadow programme in Johannesburg in partnership with the Bophelo Impilo High School! 12 Matric students were given an opportunity to shadow property professionals at Investec Property, Izandla Property, Investec Property Risk, Investec Property Finance, Billion Group and Respublica Student Accomodation!

Africa Property Investment Summit & Expo (20 & 21 sep)

YIPA had a delegation of 6 members, led by JHB-Head and YIPA Director Priscilla Nthai, attend the Africa Property Investment Summit at the Sandton Convention Centre.

A massive thank you to API events for their sponsorship of the delegates!


Screen Shot 2018-09-22 at 15.46.32.png

Property 360: Entire industry must work from the bottom up to transform


What is needed is for the industry to work from “the bottom up” and expose high school pupils to it when they are considering their career or tertiary education options. YIPA has teamed up with the Western Cape Property Development Forum to provide underprivileged pupils with the opportunity to shadow Cape Town property professionals.


YIPA job-shadow programme in partnership with WCPDF (MAY)

In partnership with the Western Cape Property Development Forum and UCT100UP, YIPA hosted a Job-shadow programme for Grade 12 students from the Khayelithsa township. This exposed the learners to various careers within the fiields of property and construction.

YIPA SOCIAL (22 Nov 2018)

On the 22 November 2018, YIPA hosted its final event for the 2018 year! The YIPA SOCIAL was a networking and learning event for young property professionals! The event was sponsored by the National Department of Public Works, Delta Property Fund, TKDS Architects and Perch Co-working offices!

YIPA Cape Town job shadow programme (3 & 4 Oct)

In partnership with the Western Cape Proprety Development Forum and UCT 100 UP, YIPA hosted a second Job Shadow programme for 26 Matric pupils! The students were given an opportunity to shadow property professionals at Aria Property Group, Redefine Property, Spear REIT, Old Mutual Property, Eris Property Group, DHK Architects, Rabie Property, Prodigious, Alwyn Laubscher & Associates!

YIPA Job shadow recruiting (July)

YIPA has partnered with SAPOA and the Western Cape Property Development Forum to host its annual Job Shadow programme in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Vice Chairperson Steven Fine and YIPA UCT representative Zahraa Parker recruit Matric pupils to participate.



weekend argus: Access to land, capital, education and skills will empower youth (16 Jun)

“To realise the economic benefit of those opportunities, a strong educational base will be needed to understand the various drivers of property and property development.” says YIPA Chairperson Monedi Lefakane

Screen Shot 2018-09-22 at 15.38.31.png

Cape Talk: Making property ownership a reality for youth (29 ApR)

Weekend Breakfast with Africa Melane recently hosted YIPA Chairperson to discuss opportunities for youth in the property sector and how they can get more involved.



YIPA Education in partnership with UCT 100 UP (17 Mar)

In partnership with the UCT 100UP programme, YIPA hosted an Awareness workshop on Property, Architecture and Construction related degrees for 60 grade 12 students from Khayelithsha township who excel in Maths and Science. 



Weekend Argus: Transformation a burning issue (28 Oct)

"Opportunity without educational knowledge is setting black people up for failure” says Vice-Chairman of the Youth in Property Association Toza Macozoma


Africa real estate and INFRASTRUCTURE summit (25 & 26 Oct)

On the 25th and 26th of October ten YIPA members had the opportunity to attend the African Real Estate and Infrastructure Summit held at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg.

YIPA Job Shadow Program (2 & 3 Oct)

On 2nd & 3rd of October, 12 lucky grade 11 pupils from various schools in Khayelithsa who form part of the UCT 100 Up Programme, were given the opportunity to attend the FIRST YIPA Job Shadow programme. The students were exposed to property corporate and given the opportunity to Job Shadow some of the most influential people in the industry for 2 days.

Johannesburg Property Buyer Show (27 to 29 Oct)

The Property Buyers Show was an exciting three day event (27th – 29th October 2017) that was ideal for a first time property buyer. YIPA would like the thank Spintelligent & Property Buyer Show for the opportunity to be a part of the event and play an active role.


Youth for wealth creation (9 oct)

On the 9th of October, YIPA in partnership with InvestSoc UCT hosted an educational wealth creation event sponsored by Wealth Migrate and the SA REIT Association. CEO of Equites Property Fund, Andreas Turisan, shared some valuable insights on the property industry and investing.



On the 28 September, YIPA launched in Gauteng.  A special thanks to our speakers and sponsors. YIPA looks forward to changing the face of the South African property industry, one event and member at a time!



Africa Property Investment Summit & Expo (24 & 25 Aug)

The Africa Property Investment Summit & Expo that occurred between the 24th and 25th of August 2017, was an eye opening and enlightening experience. 



On Saturday the 12th of August, the Youth In Property Association (YIPA), held it’s inaugural YIPA High-school programme in partnership with UCT’s 100-UP schools improvement initiative.



Western Cape Property Development Forum Conference
(4 & 5 May)

YIPA's executive team attended the Western Cape Property Development Forum Conference in search of more opportunities and access for young people!


Biz community: YIPA aims to drive transformation in property sector (11 Apr)

At the recently concluded Property Buyer Show in Cape Town, we caught up with the marketing director of the newly launched Youth in Property Association (YIPA), Khensani de Klerk to find out a bit more about what the organisation does, what its objectives are, and what some of the challenges are for the youth of South Africa in becoming more involved in the property sector.


African times: Young people want share of the lucrative property market (13 Apr)

YOUNG black people want their share of the R5.8 trillion property market. That was the message last week from the newly launched Youth In Property Association (YIPA), which hopes to boost the participation of young people in the lucrative industry by representing their needs.



Real Estate Investor Magazine: Transforming South Africa's Property Sector - from the Youth Up 

"We intend for YIPA to live beyond our lives for the better of our tainted country" said De Klerk


sA PRoperty news:  Students launch youth in property association (12 Apr)

Increasing the participation of youth, in particular black youth, in the property industry at the levels of ownership, management and skills development, is the aim of the Youth In Property Association (YIPA) which was launched last month at the University of Cape Town.

Weekend Argus: Body to promote young in the property sector (8 Apr)

"The strategic idea is to transform the industry and provide access to opportunities of entrepreneurship, education and enterprise development to all South African youth in property" said Lefakane