Has the SA Property Owners' Association (Sapoa) become a dysfunctional organisation? That's the question doing the rounds among property leaders. Has the SA Property Owners' Association (Sapoa) become a dysfunctional organisation? That's the question doing the rounds among property leaders.The recent Sapoa annual conference was so tedious that two-thirds of those attending didn't bother to come back on the second day. Even past Sapoa president Marna van der Walt left early, rather than sit through another time-wasting nursery school talk by Eskom's propaganda machine. Obviously geared towards a transformation agenda, the speakers presented simplistic talks to an audience from which most of property's movers and shakers were absent. From Tom Boardman's uninspiring talk about how he is turning Nedbank around, to third-rate academic Shadrack Gutto's proposal that we implement Zimbabwe's land policies in SA, those that came were subjected to Third-World dribble. (Nedbank was...

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