March 17, 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

Playground Design: danger or risk? Do we know the difference -

Friday, February 23, 2018

A New Type of Interaction by Innovative Design -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

IFLA Advisory Circle Article: Cultural Landscape and the Nature Culture Journey -

Monday, February 19, 2018

The South African Landscapers Institute’s (SALI) Vision for the Next Term. -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

“Biophilic” Environments & Why Amazon Filled Its New Office With 40,000 Plants -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

No Carbon Footprint! “The World’s Most Sustainable Shopping Centre”, with Rooftop Farm, to Open in Melbourne -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Our Cities Cannot be Resilient Without Intergrating Healthy Wetlands in Their Infrastructure Asset Management & Planning -

Monday, February 12, 2018

Plans for ILASA 2018 -

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Net Zero Awarded to Johannesburg’s 78 Corlett Drive -

Friday, February 2, 2018

Lucrative vacation vocation available with HUsqvarna


SA rapper icon Jack Parow created a social media storm this week with the launch of South Africa’s laziest job competition.

Parow, who proclaims he has a ‘PhD in chilling during the day’, urged students and recent graduates seeking well-paid holiday employment to apply for SA’s laziest summer job, where languishing in the garden in a deck chair for 10 days is about the most strenuous requirement.

The search for three successful candidates – in Joburg, Durban and Cape Town – was launched by Parow on behalf of Husqvarna South Africa – leading gardening, forestry and agricultural equipment supplier. The lucky finalists will ease gently into the working world, earning a whopping R10 000 from 1 to 10 December for doing, basically, very little.

The only physical exertion required of the incumbents is to set up a sunshade and a deck chair, and apply nimble fingers to the keyboards of their smart phones doing social media broadcasts about their cool new “career”, burning through the five gigabytes of data that are loaded – for free – onto their devices.

Husqvarna and Parow have teamed up to promote how much free time you get when you use their brand new “hands free” robotic lawn mower – the Husqvarna Automower® – which mows your lawn all by itself while you get on with more important things. Things like, in Parow’s words, ‘having a dop and a tjop with my tjommie”.

To Parow, using technology to avoid working up a sweat while still getting the work done is ultra-cool. In this job, where your bank balance goes up while you sit down, ‘being lazy never felt so good’, he says. Check him out here:

‘The Automower® has revolutionised “working” in the garden, allowing you to do other chores while it does all the mowing for you. Or, of course, you can get on with other fun stuff at the same time,’ says Jacqui Cochran, marketing manager of Husqvarna South Africa.

The Husqvarna robotic Automower® has a charging station and is guided by a boundary wire. It is fully automatic, even returning to the charging station when battery power is low, and starting to mow again once fully charged, without your intervention.

To apply for the vacancies, visit, submit a photo of yourself and a small write up saying why you should be chosen. You need to be at least 18 years or older. Entries close at midnight on 01 November 2017.

Husqvarna will pick the top 10 from Durban, Cape Town and Jozi. These entrants will then be asked to submit videos. Out of these, the top five finalists will be chosen from each region. These videos will then be uploaded to the competition site and voting for contestants will begin. Check out #Husqvarna #LaziestSummerJob on Twitter and other social media.



• For more information on the Husqvarna Automower®, visit

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