The spotlight will be on Africa and its urban development this week as more than 250 executives and professionals in the built environment sector are set to attend the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Summit Africa event in Sandton Central, Johannesburg.

Announces achievement of previous targets and new Building a Better Tomorrow program goals in 9th annual Global Sustainability Report.

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The impact of buildings on the environment is astounding, with the built environment currently accounting for 25% of the world’s water usage and 60% of its electricity. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

RICS to join governments, industry and civil society groups in Paris for crucial UN climate talks.

Thursday, 18 September 2014 17:08

RICS CEO invited to UN Climate Summit

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Chief Executive Officer, Sean Tompkins will join governments, business leaders and civil society organisations at a special meeting to speed up progress on a global climate change agreement.

THE cabinet has decided to appoint a panel of experts to launch a public debate on the rights and wrongs of foreign ownership of land and whether it should be restricted.

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