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Waker Neuson’s Excavator: Equipped for Future Requirements -

Friday, April 13, 2018

The 7 strangest plants in the world! -

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

ILASA Conference on the 13 & 14 August 2018, Drakensberg -

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Living Building Challenge – A reality for South Africa? -

Thursday, March 29, 2018

GBCSA Opinion Piece – Cape Town Water -

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Greener cities will help improve our health and mental wellbeing -

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Revealed: Mayor’s plans to pedestrianise London’s Oxford Street next year -

Friday, March 23, 2018

Cape Town’s Day Zero threat to change landscaping habits? -

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

SALI rejects proposals to ‘list’ Cynodon dactylon -

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Are you a Day Zero Hero? -

Friday, March 16, 2018

A look at Sol Kerzner’s new ultra-luxury estate in Cape Town -

Friday, March 16, 2018

Peter Veenstra to build dome of plants at Design Indaba venue in Cape Town -

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Sustainable construction is integral to superior design at 31st Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards -

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Zaha Hadid Architects wins contest for water-inspired cultural hub in UAE -

Monday, March 12, 2018

100 new parks in 100 days for Durban -

Friday, March 2, 2018

Restoring Land, Growing Prosperity: Richmond Park, Cape Town New Development -

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Corobrik’s Graphite pavers add to the modern Menlyn Learning Hub -

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Marcus Evans – Reimagining the Idea of a City to Enhance Liveability -

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Landscaping for Wetlands: What is World Wetlands Day all about -

Friday, February 23, 2018

Sudpave, South Africa’s First Locally Manufactured Permeable Paving Grid! -

Friday, February 23, 2018

  • Waker Neuson’s Excavator: Equipped for Future Requirements

    The Wacker Neuson EZ53 zero tail excavator is a high performance and economical machine, comfortable to work with and profitable with all its features. The compact machine with zero tail swing is characterised by flexibility in use and a great deal of maneuverability. Despite its compact size, the zero tail excavator EZ53 with 5.2 tons of operating weight can achieve an optimal excavation performance even in hard-to-reach places, because at no point does the rear of the machine project over its undercarriage. The minimised space requirements are particularly practical on construction sites in busy city centres or on road construction…

  • The 7 strangest plants in the world!

    The horticulture industry showcases an abundance of magnificent plants in projects and show gardens the world over, and designers are often spoilt for choice when it comes to picking between beautiful flowers or show-stopping trees. Not all clients however have the most conventional taste, and mother nature has a plethora of weird and wonderful creations to offer us. Pro Landscaper has rounded up the seven strangest plants from around the world that would make striking features in any landscape.   1. Rafflesia arnoldii Producing the largest individual flower on earth, the Rafflesia arnoldii certainly looks disconcerting with its gaping mouth….

  • ILASA Conference on the 13 & 14 August 2018, Drakensberg

    ILASA CONFERENCE 2018 13 & 14 August 2018 Champagne Sports Resort, Drakensberg   Deadline Looming! Call for Submissions Landscape, medium for Connectivity Landscape, an ephemeral concept whose meaning draws as much from the experiences of the beholder as it does from its tangible attributes. One quality remains constant, connectivity. In all interpretations the sense of connectivity is intrinsic to its meaning. The landscape is complex, multi-layered, and constantly in the process of being re-created through the interaction of ecological, physical and social processes. The ILASA 2018 Conference explores the multiple expressions of connectivity embedded in the idea of landscape. How…

  • Living Building Challenge – A reality for South Africa?

    The Living Building Challenge is possibly the most rigorous green building certification programme and sustainable design framework in the world. Developed by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) with the mandate of leading transformation toward a civilization that is socially just, culturally rich, and ecologically restorative, the Living Building Challenge standard raises the bar for sustainable development globally. The core principle of the Living Building Challenge is that buildings should mimic nature and natural systems. The standard uses a flower as a metaphor to illustrate this principle, because a flower is rooted in its place and harvests all its water…

  • GBCSA Opinion Piece – Cape Town Water

    The Western Cape and Cape Town, the mother city, are experiencing the worst drought in history and thousands of jobs are being lost in agriculture and other industries reliant on water. Cape Townians are having to pull together like never before to save water. As an employee of the GBCSA, I have the privilege of being part of a movement whose purpose is to inspire a built environment in which people and planet thrive, and I have seen incredible transformation in the property sector as companies embark on innovative efforts to reduce their impact on the environment and are saving…

Latest

Waker Neuson’s Excavator: Equipped for Future Requirements

Apr 13, 2018

The Wacker Neuson EZ53 zero tail excavator is a high performance and economical machine, comfortable to work with and profitable with all its features. The compact machine with zero tail swing is characterised by flexibility in use and a great deal of maneuverability. Despite its compact size, the zero tail excavator EZ53 with 5.2 tons of operating weight can achieve an optimal excavation performance even in hard-to-reach places, because at no point does the rear of the machine project over its undercarriage. The minimised space requirements are particularly practical on construction sites in busy city centres or on road construction…

The 7 strangest plants in the world!

Apr 11, 2018

The horticulture industry showcases an abundance of magnificent plants in projects and show gardens the world over, and designers are often spoilt for choice when it comes to picking between beautiful flowers or show-stopping trees. Not all clients however have the most conventional taste, and mother nature has a plethora of weird and wonderful creations to offer us. Pro Landscaper has rounded up the seven strangest plants from around the world that would make striking features in any landscape.   1. Rafflesia arnoldii Producing the largest individual flower on earth, the Rafflesia arnoldii certainly looks disconcerting with its gaping mouth….

ILASA Conference on the 13 & 14 August 2018, Drakensberg

Apr 10, 2018

ILASA CONFERENCE 2018 13 & 14 August 2018 Champagne Sports Resort, Drakensberg   Deadline Looming! Call for Submissions Landscape, medium for Connectivity Landscape, an ephemeral concept whose meaning draws as much from the experiences of the beholder as it does from its tangible attributes. One quality remains constant, connectivity. In all interpretations the sense of connectivity is intrinsic to its meaning. The landscape is complex, multi-layered, and constantly in the process of being re-created through the interaction of ecological, physical and social processes. The ILASA 2018 Conference explores the multiple expressions of connectivity embedded in the idea of landscape. How…

Living Building Challenge – A reality for South Africa?

Mar 29, 2018

The Living Building Challenge is possibly the most rigorous green building certification programme and sustainable design framework in the world. Developed by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) with the mandate of leading transformation toward a civilization that is socially just, culturally rich, and ecologically restorative, the Living Building Challenge standard raises the bar for sustainable development globally. The core principle of the Living Building Challenge is that buildings should mimic nature and natural systems. The standard uses a flower as a metaphor to illustrate this principle, because a flower is rooted in its place and harvests all its water…

GBCSA Opinion Piece – Cape Town Water

Mar 28, 2018

The Western Cape and Cape Town, the mother city, are experiencing the worst drought in history and thousands of jobs are being lost in agriculture and other industries reliant on water. Cape Townians are having to pull together like never before to save water. As an employee of the GBCSA, I have the privilege of being part of a movement whose purpose is to inspire a built environment in which people and planet thrive, and I have seen incredible transformation in the property sector as companies embark on innovative efforts to reduce their impact on the environment and are saving…

Greener cities will help improve our health and mental wellbeing

Mar 27, 2018

Nature is good for our mental wellbeing, numerous scientific studies tell us. This flood of research begins in 1984 with EO Wilson’s biophilia hypothesis, in which he hypothesises a gene that necessities our love of life and life-like processes. However, a genetic basis for biophilia has not been identified, and the value of a genetic argument for our attraction to nature has been questioned. More recently, theorists have broadened the definition of biophilia to encompass the benefits of human-nature interaction. And it seems governments and industries are listening. Cities everywhere are embracing the change. I’ve spoken to numerous city dwellers…

Revealed: Mayor’s plans to pedestrianise London’s Oxford Street next year

Mar 23, 2018

Radical plans to pedestrianise Oxford Street are set to get underway next year to provide a traffic-free space in central London in time for the full launch of Elizabeth Line services. London mayor Sadiq Khan and the deputy leader of Westminster City Council Robert Davis, announced the plans this morning to banish buses and black cabs among other forms of transport, as east-west traffic will be restricted from entering Oxford Street between Orchard Street and Oxford Circus. Read more: Pressure is mounting on TfL to rid Oxford Street of traffic The plans are intended to address air quality concerns, the…

Cape Town’s Day Zero threat to change landscaping habits?

Mar 21, 2018

As dam levels in the Western Cape hover at around 20 percent, the water crisis in the Eastern Cape deepens and KwaZulu-Natal continues with its own water restrictions, home owners and businesses need to completely rethink their lifestyles and water usage habits for the long term, according to Herve (Trigger)Truniger, the national accounts manager for Easigrass South Africa. As one of the Western Cape residents counting down to day zero when the taps run dry in the Mother City, he believes that South Africans will never look at water the same way again. As day zero looms, residents have been…

SALI rejects proposals to ‘list’ Cynodon dactylon

Mar 20, 2018

Why do landscapers oppose the government’s Cynodon dactylon plan? The South African Landscapers’ Institute (SALI) issued a strong condemnation regarding the government’s proposal to list Cynodon dactylon as a Category 2 invasive species today. SALI categorically oppose any proposal that the indigenous and water wise Cynodon dactylon be declared a Category 2 invasive species across South Africa. SALI says Cynodon dactylon – also known commonly as couch, bermudagrass or kweek: Is indigenous to South Africa. Is planted in sports fields, parks, protected areas, along highways and across tourist resorts. Is a valuable, drought-resistant, water wise grass species. Is an important…

Are you a Day Zero Hero?

Mar 16, 2018

ARE YOU A DAY ZERO HERO? We’re looking for architects, engineers, project managers, developers, designers and product developers… anyone who has been working to create more water-efficient residential and commercial buildings. This year, the Green Building Council of South Africa celebrates heroes who are helping to prevent Day Zero. Tell us how you’ve reduced water consumption in a building or building project you’re involved in. Submit a 2 – 3 page summary on your water saving initiative and the impact that it has had. Email it to gbcsa@idna.co.za with the subject heading: DAY ZERO HERO Submissions close 01 May 2018….