Latest Posts

New cannabis bill could see construction taking the high road

The proposed amendments to the Cannabis for Private Purposes bill that seeks to further decriminalise cannabis usage and legalise South…

Read More..

Luxury vs ultra-luxury – What’s the difference?

BESPOKE LIFESTYLE: There are a number of key factors that distinguish ultra-luxury homes form the rest, not least that they’re…

Read More..

Creating sustainable growth and reducing poverty through structural transformation

Urban development domains ACRC’s analytical framework uses the concept of urban development domains to transcend both sectoral and traditional systems-based…

Read More..

A root cause of flooding in Accra: developers clogging up the city’s wetlands

Christopher Gordon, University of Ghana Ghana has six designated Ramsar sites. These are wetlands designated under the criteria of the…

Read More..

Nigerian property crime could be reduced if neighbourhoods were better designed

Adewumi Badiora, Olabisi Onabanjo University Nigeria has a very high crime rate. The Global Peace Index ranked it the world’s…

Read More..

Inner cities are growth engines attracting young homebuyers

Inner city living is boosting the city residential property market and driving urban rejuvenation Inner cities. Love them or hate…

Read More..

Kenya’s push for affordable housing is creating opportunities despite barriers

Raphael M. Kieti, University of Nairobi; Robert W. Rukwaro, University of Nairobi, and Washington H.A. Olima, University of Nairobi In…

Read More..

Heron IVC: Walking the green talk

Waterfall is closing the loop on waste Waterfall prioritises sustainability and responsible environmental stewardship as a strategic imperative, keeping the…

Read More..

5th Sep 2022

Architect Africa Online

Africa's Leading Architecture Aggregator

WiST: platform for women builds community

Women in Sectional Title (WiST), a platform launched to promote gender balance in the South African property industry for women involved in the growing sectional title sector, recently celebrated its first birthday.

Founder Marina Constas, a specialist sectional title attorney, director of BBM Law and co-author of the reference book Demystifying Sectional Title, says WiST (Women in Sectional Title) has exceeded all expectations since its launch in September last year. “We’ve successfully built a growing, vibrant and collaborative community of women in property who share knowledge and support one another,” she says. “WiST reaches more than 3,500 women in the property sector. Our educational and networking events have been commended and our audience has grown steadily.”

WiST’s future plans include training and empowering women wanting to pursue a career in the property industry. “One of our next priorities is to put historically disadvantaged South African women through the University of Pretoria’s Introductory Programme in Sectional Titles Management and place them as interns with managing agencies.”

One year down the line, the platform is more important than ever, she says. “Our growing member base is testament to the need that existed for an initiative like WiST (Women in Sectional Title), to enable women in property to grow, share and learn from each other. The Property Charter and the ongoing need for transformation in the property sector place us in a position where we are relevant and much needed.”

In the past year, WiST (Women in Sectional Title) has hosted webinars covering a diverse range of topics and issues. These include industry specific subjects like the impact of Covid-19 regulations on community schemes and the challenges of undertaking building alterations and additions in complexes, and general themes like financial advice for women.

Reflecting on WiST’s value to the industry, Constas says women are communicators, and very often implementors. “An empowered woman with the correct knowledge is incredibly powerful for positive and proactive change in the community schemes space.”

Looking ahead, she has a vision of bringing a health and wellness angle into the WiST offering, among others. “Enabling women to find balance in looking after their physical and mental health is important too. I am very excited about WiST’s future. This platform is resonating with women. There’s growing interest and excitement. It feels like a safe space for women.”

The post Platform for women builds community appeared first on Everything Property.

Syndicated content from Everything Property


error

If you find this website useful please spread the word.

RSS
Follow by Email
WhatsApp