October 19, 2019

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INTERGOVERNMENTAL BLITZ OPERATION -

Friday, September 27, 2019

New Sandton skyscraper is the tallest building in Africa – it offers a view of Magaliesberg -

Friday, September 27, 2019

Growthpoint’s ambitious Sandton Summit plan -

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

SA billionaire Koos Bekker spent millions on an estate in the UK – take a look -

Friday, September 20, 2019

Durban aerotropolis masterplan expected to attract R1tn in investment -

Friday, September 20, 2019

Apply for the Urban Sustainability Internship Programme -

Friday, September 20, 2019

South African Heritage Highlights In One Easy Destination At Vergelegen -

Monday, September 16, 2019

R240m Sterling Industrial Park nears completion -

Friday, September 13, 2019

Joburg uses Arbor City win to call on residents to plant trees -

Friday, September 13, 2019

Phase one of Rustenburg Mall under way -

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

New VR technology to make SA forestry chainsaw training safer -

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

MULTI-MILLION RAND PROPERTY INVESTMENTS SHOW INNER-CITY HAS A BRIGHT FUTURE, SAYS MAYOR MASHABA -

Friday, August 30, 2019

Time to revamp the Grand Parade kiosks -

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Council passes first ever resilience strategy for Cape Town -

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

R3bn Dr Pixley Ka Isaka Seme Memorial Hospital nearly complete -

Friday, August 23, 2019

LAND USE SCHEME PUBLIC AWARENESS MEETINGS CONTINUE, CITY URGES PARTICIPATION -

Friday, August 23, 2019

The Future Is Not Female … It Is Intersectional, Say Women In Architecture -

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Cemeteries maintenance gains momentum -

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Nkosi City – R7.8bn ‘agri-city’ for the future in Mpumalanga -

Friday, August 16, 2019

CONSTRUCTION OF BOPHELONG CLINIC ON TRACK FOR EARLY 2020 COMPLETION -

Friday, August 16, 2019

A different perspective on the role of the Landscape Architect – a view from Delhi India

Akshay Kaul is a landscape architect based in Delhi India with a masters degree in landscape architecture from the State University of New York. His view on the role of landscape architecture is informed by the dire ecological condition at a landscape level in India. His approach, from the perspective of a developing nation with extreme pressures on the environment due to a massive population of over one billion people, may be informative to the practice of landscape architecture in South Africa and Africa as a whole. From an article based on an interview with Akshay Kaul we include the…

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Wacker Neuson welcomes Powerdek to its dealer network!

Wacker Neuson South Africa recently welcomed long-standing customer and industrial power tools and accessories specialist, Powerdek, into its fold. The partnership was formalised with the signing of the dealer agreement during an intimate gathering of customers and staff on 28th June 2018. The event, hosted by Powerdek at its Tshwane head office, presented a perfect platform from which to launch the new power product line in partnership with Wacker Neuson. Powerdek was established in Gezina, Tshwane, in August 2003 with a team of three responsible for the sales and repair of second hand power tools. The Johannesburg (Benoni) branch opened…

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Corobrik presents its product qualities of Geolok and Terraforce Concrete Retaining Blocks

Corobrik’s careful analysis of the KwaZulu-Natal building industry identified the need to make a contribution towards the design and installation of the concrete retaining block market. In considering the technical and design elements that could be enhanced, Chris Mungle of Corobrik immediately turned to Damon Clark, of Damon Clark & Associates to assist. Clark is a geotechnical engineer who has undertaken extensive research on concrete retaining blocks and systems over the years. Corobrik’s range of concrete retaining blocks, both the Terraforce and Geolok products are SANS 508:2012 accredited. SANS 508:2012 makes reference of appearance, dimensions, squareness and compressive strength of…

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ILASA Water Sensitive Design Seminar

In light of the ongoing tribulations concerning water in South Africa, it seemed fitting to hold an event regarding water sensitive design as it pertains to the landscape. On the 29th of May, ILASA held a Water Sensitive Design seminar was at the University of Pretoria. The presentations provided the attendees with varied and vital insight of water sensitive strategies, which could be considered or adopted in future decision making. The first speaker Meagan Donnelly from Rand Water focused on grey water and its role in water conservation. Grey water is one of many topics her and her team at…

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Easigrass lives up to its name!

Time is in short supply and today’s homeowners live fast paced lives with little time for priorities like family and health and exercise. It comes as no surprise, then, that most don’t have time to mow lawns, let alone trim edges, water and feed them to ensure that they look ship shape all year round. Trigger Truniger, national accounts manager for Easigrass South Africa, says that the very many homeowners in South Africa with large gardens and rolling lawns usually find taming their jungles hardest. However, even those managing smaller gardens and town houses, find cutting and trimming their patches…

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10 Year Partnership of Growth for Haifa and Prime Trees

Pro Landscaper really enjoys it when a great partnership of industry pioneers and supporters comes together in this manner! Prime Trees wholesale nursery and Haifa South Africa celebrate their 10 year partnership promoting the growth of container grown trees. To commemorate this partnership, Prime Trees has incorporated Haifa Multicote branding on their new bags in which their trees are being grown. The partnership began 10 years ago when Bruce Stewart, Director of Prime Trees was looking for the best suitable fertilizer solution for his container grown trees. A chance meeting with Michael Koch, Senior Agronomist at Haifa South Africa, introduced…

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Faces of the Future: The next Generation

So you are an impressive young professional within the green industry? Or you know someone who is?… Fantastic! Pro Landscaper, Africa in line with youth month, is championing a youth movement within the green industry. It is about time isn’t it. Faces of the Future is designed to be a way of recognising and celebrating the work that young people across the outdoor design, build and maintenance sectors are putting into their budding careers. Entering Faces of The Future is a great way to gain recognition for your own work or the work of someone you know. The rules are…

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Global Architecture & Design Awards 2018

Global Architecture & Design Awards 2018: Rethinking The Future has launched the 2018 Global Architecture and Design Awards. The competition is open to professionals and students worldwide. The competition categories include: Commercial, Cultural, Hospitality, Housing, Residence, Institutional Building, Mixed Use, Office Building, Pop-Ups & Temporary, Sports & Recreation, Transportation, Landscape Design, Residential Interior, Commercial Interior, Corporate Interior, Households, Fashion, Lifestyle and Accessories, Interior Design Elements and more. A panel of 15 judges will select three winners and honourable mentions in each category. The deadline for registrations is May 15, with a late deadline of June 15, 2018. Don’t miss out…

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An engagement across Landscape, Architecture and Urban Design hosted by PIA – UDISA – ILASA

YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN US FOR AN ENGAGEMENT ACROSS LANDSCAPE, ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN! Although cross/multi‐disciplinary thinking is not new, what is of interest is the discussion on how this idea plays out on a day‐to‐day in practice. Speaker 1. (UDISA / Urban Designer) ‐ Guy Briggs from DHK (Cape Town). Speaker 2. (SAIA / Architect) – Monica Albonico from Albonico Sack Metacity (Johannesburg). Speaker 3. (ILASA / Landscape Architect) Anton Comrie from GREENinc (Johannesburg). Moderator ‐ Marianne de Klerk from Marianne de Klerk Architects and Urban Designers (Pretoria). The event objective is directed to members of the three…

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On landscape architecture as the lifeblood of a city

Keep your drab skyscrapers and 30-storey tower blocks – landscape architecture is at the heart of what makes a city great, says designer Cees van der Veeken. At the first Design Commons in Helsinki, we met the co-founder of LOLA Landscape Architects who shared the vital role landscape design plays in urban centres. LOLA has completed a range of innovative projects that intersect urban planning with the natural world, including the Gallipoli Memorial in Turkey, the Park of the Mist in Colombia and currently the Adidas headquarters in Germany. Van der Veeken’s colleague and co-founder of LOLA Peter Veenstra spoke…

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