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.

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.

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