A technical recession and low investor confidence has produced a seven-year investment low in the commercial property market.

RICS (the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) has launched the Cities for our Future Challenge, calling on young people to come up with fresh, new ideas to help tackle the most pressing problems affecting cities in Africa and around the world.

Inaugurated this month (November 2017) in Toronto, Canada, new Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors President, John Hughes (FRICS*), emphasises the fact that infrastructure is vital to the successful growth of sustainable cities.

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has launched their ‘Pride in The Profession: Celebrating 150 years of surveying successes’ campaign, calling on its professionals around the world to celebrate and to nominate outstanding contributions that the profession has made to society over the past 150 years.

The properties division of JSE-listed ADvTECH, Africa’s leading private education provider, has embarked on an aggressive growth and development strategy on the continent, which will see the group’s asset base expand to R6 billion by 2022.  

Grit reported strong financial results for the year ended 30 June 2017. 

The Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (“POPIA”) is one step closer to being fully promulgated – the Draft POPIA Regulations (“Regulations”) have been published for public comment.

AfriSam Group (Pty) Ltd (AfriSam) is pleased to announce that it submitted a revised merger proposal to PPC Limited (PPC) and that Fairfax Africa Investments Proprietary Limited (Fairfax) has made a Partial Offer to acquire ordinary shares in PPC representing a value of R2 billion held by PPC shareholders.

Running for its eighth consecutive year, the Africa Property Investment (API) Summit & Expo, which takes place at the Sandton Convention Centre this week (Thursday 24 and Friday 25th August 2017), promises to put Africa’s retail sector in the spotlight.

Thulani Kuzwayo, public sector managing executive of the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) has been appointed Regional Chair of the Africa Regional Network – a group of Green Building Councils working to advance green building within the region.

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