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Once a year, the global facility management (FM) industry unites to recognise the important role of professionals in the sector.

As part of their aim to professionalise the property industry more broadly.

In March 2017, the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoU) to further professional development and information sharing for members of both institutions. 

With South Africa and Nigeria being Africa’s two biggest economies, the recent credit rating downgrades by global ratings agencies, will negatively affect both nations and hit Africa’s overall economic growth.

Following extensive industry consultation, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is tightening up requirements for RICS professionals and regulated firms working in the land, property and construction sector, with the publication of a new global professional statement on conflicts of interest.

Africa’s cities need to brace themselves for millions more people over the next few decades with the continent having one of the fastest urbanisation rates in the world.

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is placing a stronger focus on the empowerment of women in the built environment sector at the Annual RICS Africa Summit, taking place in Sandton, Johannesburg, from 22-23 February 2017.

South Africa’s financial hub – Sandton Central in Johannesburg - will play host to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) influential annual Africa Summit from 22-23 February 2017.

Firmly established on the global map as a progressive business hub with a thriving economy, Mauritius is becoming a breeding ground for professionals, this despite the fact that this small island in the Indian Ocean only has a population of about 1.3 million inhabitants.

At a glittering event held at the Monte Casino Ballroom on the 2th of October, the Women’s Property Network (WPN) celebrated the 2016 South African Women in Property Awards.

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