Last week, the Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) apologised to its former CEO, Nomonde Mapetla, for rubbishing her name when she was at the helm of the board. But this vindication will not make the headlines her illegal firing made. The main reason she suffered this fate was that she executed her duties too well. In a normal world, those who are assigned responsibility and who excel are duly rewarded, but as many have experienced, in our country, doing your job well can be a source of irritation for those whose interests do not coincide with the wellbeing of the country. So I am not holding my breath for acres of newspaper space revisiting why she was fired and why the issue she was pursuing is still relevant five years down the line. The apology read in part "that the EAAB improperly dismissed Mapetla; and she was victimised for pursuing and uncovering abuse of funds by estate agents".The estate agency trade is one of the least transformed in the country and Mapetla spent her tenu...

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