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South Africa’s First Plastic Road! -

Friday, March 22, 2019

John Deere Power Products celebrates milestone machine -

Friday, March 22, 2019

Jacobsen supports student from South Africa to Staffordshire -

Friday, March 22, 2019

City springs into action to clean and mow parks -

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Walkway project underway at Homestead -

Friday, March 15, 2019

City receives R50 million to create 1 300 green jobs -

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Public Arts Commission ups funding for Merschel Plaza sculpture -

Friday, March 8, 2019

Comment on the Cape Town Draft Water Strategy – 08 March 2019 -

Friday, March 8, 2019

Corobrik playing its part in looking after the planet -

Friday, March 8, 2019

The Nature of Cities Summit -

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

First Green Star Sustainable Precinct’s Certification in Africa awarded to Garden Cities West Coast project by Green Building Council South Africa -

Friday, March 1, 2019

New mixed-use Barlow Park Precinct is set to begin construction -

Friday, March 1, 2019

Why There is so much buzz around ‘Sustainable Timber’ -

Friday, March 1, 2019

Key Elements of Landscape Design: Spatial Planning and Tree Layouts -

Friday, March 1, 2019

South Africa to construct rooftop gardens in Johannesburg -

Friday, February 22, 2019

A superb line up of finalists for Corobrik’s thirty-first year of sponsorship of the Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Award -

Friday, February 22, 2019

City’s Draft Water Strategy opens for public comments -

Friday, February 22, 2019

Construction begins on Sol Kerzner’s new Western Cape estate. -

Friday, February 22, 2019

PARAGON GIVES A HEADS-UP FOR LATEST VR, AR TECHNOLOGY IN ARCHITECTURE -

Friday, February 15, 2019

Phase One of the R4.5bn O.R. Tambo mixed-use precinct development unveiled -

Friday, February 15, 2019

  • South Africa’s First Plastic Road!

    Kouga municipality in the Eastern Cape is set to build the first plastic road in SA. Left to right: Gareth Nel from MacRebur, Eastern Cape MPL Vicky Knoetze and Kouga mayor Horatio Hendricks on the road in Jeffreys Bay where construction is expected to start in April 2019. Image: Kouga Municipality/Laura-Leigh Randall Kouga municipality in the Eastern Cape is gearing up to build the first plastic road in SA. Kouga municipality mayor Horatio Hendricks said on Monday at a media launch in Jeffreys Bay that local civil engineering and construction companies SP Excel and Scribante Construction would partner with Scottish firm MacRebur to…

  • John Deere Power Products celebrates milestone machine

    John Deere recently marked a manufacturing milestone with the completion of the five millionth unit of riding lawn equipment built at the company’s Power Products factory in Greeneville, Tennessee. John Deere Power Products recently produced its five millionth machine, a 22hp E140 lawn tractor, at the US factory in Greeneville, TN. Originally founded as a small, satellite factory, Power Products is now the highest volume facility for John Deere and is responsible for manufacturing many of the iconic green lawnmowers sold by the brand. The facility was established in 1988 and celebrated its 30th anniversary last July. “The production of the…

  • Jacobsen supports student from South Africa to Staffordshire

    James Walker, a graduate of the African Turf Academy in Pretoria, South Africa, has praised Jacobsen for its commitment to education and helping to launch his greenkeeping career. James graduated from the African Turf Academy, which is supported by Jacobsen and the R&A, in 2015. James enjoyed success at the Academy based at the Silver Lakes Golf Estate and won the Student of the Year award in 2015. Three years on, and James is now the assistant greenkeeper at JCB Golf & Country Club, the brand-new 18-hole golf course based at the construction equipment manufacturer’s headquarters in Staffordshire. The golf…

  • City springs into action to clean and mow parks

    The City of Cape Town’s Recreation and Parks Department has refocused its operations to prioritise mowing and restoring parks around the city. The drought has wreaked havoc on City parks and greenbelts with many now dry and sandy patches. The City has set aside additional resources to restore these spaces.  The City remains committed to service delivery. ‘The City of Cape Town’s Recreation and Parks Department is aware of the current state and the backlog in mowing activities at our parks, open spaces and cemeteries which was caused by the recent water crisis,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for…

  • Walkway project underway at Homestead

    The park at Homestead Dam, in Farrarmere, is currently undergoing a R1-million upgrade, according to Ward 28 councillor Malanie Haggard. “We were given a budget by the Parks and Recreational Department and we chose to upgrade Homestead with this by building a walkway,” said Haggard. “The walkway will start in Kei Road (where paving has already commenced) and stretch into the park itself for at least one kilometre. “This project will take between two to three years to complete and is budget dependent. “In addition to the walkway, benches, braai areas, more dustbins, additional swings and more gym equipment will…

Latest

South Africa’s First Plastic Road!

Mar 22, 2019

Kouga municipality in the Eastern Cape is set to build the first plastic road in SA. Left to right: Gareth Nel from MacRebur, Eastern Cape MPL Vicky Knoetze and Kouga mayor Horatio Hendricks on the road in Jeffreys Bay where construction is expected to start in April 2019. Image: Kouga Municipality/Laura-Leigh Randall Kouga municipality in the Eastern Cape is gearing up to build the first plastic road in SA. Kouga municipality mayor Horatio Hendricks said on Monday at a media launch in Jeffreys Bay that local civil engineering and construction companies SP Excel and Scribante Construction would partner with Scottish firm MacRebur to…

John Deere Power Products celebrates milestone machine

Mar 22, 2019

John Deere recently marked a manufacturing milestone with the completion of the five millionth unit of riding lawn equipment built at the company’s Power Products factory in Greeneville, Tennessee. John Deere Power Products recently produced its five millionth machine, a 22hp E140 lawn tractor, at the US factory in Greeneville, TN. Originally founded as a small, satellite factory, Power Products is now the highest volume facility for John Deere and is responsible for manufacturing many of the iconic green lawnmowers sold by the brand. The facility was established in 1988 and celebrated its 30th anniversary last July. “The production of the…

Jacobsen supports student from South Africa to Staffordshire

Mar 22, 2019

James Walker, a graduate of the African Turf Academy in Pretoria, South Africa, has praised Jacobsen for its commitment to education and helping to launch his greenkeeping career. James graduated from the African Turf Academy, which is supported by Jacobsen and the R&A, in 2015. James enjoyed success at the Academy based at the Silver Lakes Golf Estate and won the Student of the Year award in 2015. Three years on, and James is now the assistant greenkeeper at JCB Golf & Country Club, the brand-new 18-hole golf course based at the construction equipment manufacturer’s headquarters in Staffordshire. The golf…

City springs into action to clean and mow parks

Mar 20, 2019

The City of Cape Town’s Recreation and Parks Department has refocused its operations to prioritise mowing and restoring parks around the city. The drought has wreaked havoc on City parks and greenbelts with many now dry and sandy patches. The City has set aside additional resources to restore these spaces.  The City remains committed to service delivery. ‘The City of Cape Town’s Recreation and Parks Department is aware of the current state and the backlog in mowing activities at our parks, open spaces and cemeteries which was caused by the recent water crisis,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for…

Walkway project underway at Homestead

Mar 15, 2019

The park at Homestead Dam, in Farrarmere, is currently undergoing a R1-million upgrade, according to Ward 28 councillor Malanie Haggard. “We were given a budget by the Parks and Recreational Department and we chose to upgrade Homestead with this by building a walkway,” said Haggard. “The walkway will start in Kei Road (where paving has already commenced) and stretch into the park itself for at least one kilometre. “This project will take between two to three years to complete and is budget dependent. “In addition to the walkway, benches, braai areas, more dustbins, additional swings and more gym equipment will…

City receives R50 million to create 1 300 green jobs

Mar 14, 2019

The City of Cape Town has secured R50,4 million in funding for the creation of nearly 1 300 green jobs over the next three years. The employment opportunities are intended for entry-level job-seekers who will assist the City with the removal of invasive species, and so forth. The City recently signed a three-year Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with the Natural Research Management (NRM) Programme. The MoA is part of the Working for Water (WfW) project, a flagship project at the NRM which is being managed by the National Department of Environmental Affairs. The purpose of this programme is to support…

Public Arts Commission ups funding for Merschel Plaza sculpture

Mar 8, 2019

The city of Winston-Salem has $225,000 set aside for a piece of public art conceived as a centerpiece in a new park to honor Wanda Merschel, a former member of city council. A proposed sculpture for Merschel Plaza needs to provide a focal point for Winston-Salem’s rapidly materializing central square and attain a scale appropriate to the high-rise buildings that surround the park, according to a request for qualifications for the project. Members of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Public Art Commission worked out some budgetary details and an outreach plan for the project on Tuesday. They agreed to shift $75,000 from…

Comment on the Cape Town Draft Water Strategy – 08 March 2019

Mar 8, 2019

Starts: 08 Mar 2019 at 15:00 Ends: 08 Feb 2019 at 17:00 Location: The Cape Institute for Architecture, 71 Hout Street, Cape Town CPD Validated: 0.3 credits (Validated by cia) Non-member Price: free Members Price: free  Event Details Dear Built Environment Professionals, The City of Cape Town’s Draft Water Strategy is open for public comments and recommendations. The primary purpose of this strategy is to ensure that our city is more resilient to future droughts. The members of the Council of the Built Environment are largely responsible for how water is designed and used in the built environment and your feedback is therefore deemed important to the development of the City…

Corobrik playing its part in looking after the planet

Mar 8, 2019

While many organisations are scrambling to meet increasingly stringent sustainability legislations, Corobrik continues to exceed expectations by implementing advanced technologies and forward-thinking approaches to keep ahead of the curve. One such sustainable undertaking is the rehabilitation of Corobrik’s Rinaldo Road Quarry in Durban, an area which is now being developed. Quarry rehabilitation In the company’s history, spanning over a century, Corobrik has always sought to rehabilitate its quarries with the policy of con-current rehabilitation. In most case there are two outcomes, with either area being rehabilitated back to its original use or reused for other economic activities. “Land from rehabilitated…

The Nature of Cities Summit

Mar 6, 2019

Registration now open! 4-7 June, Paris- France. To propel a movement for collaborative green cities Join us for the first ever gathering of The Nature of Cities community: the TNOC Summit, 4-7 June 2019 in Paris, France. Want to register? Use the Navigation Bar above to go to the REGISTER link above. Want to propose a session or short talk? Use the Navigation Bar above to go to the PROGRAM link above. Tell us what you’d like to see happen at the Summit: CLICK HERE. A first-ever gathering of The Nature of Cities community where thought leaders from communities of practice, policy,…