March 21, 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

Digging Out Cash

THE lash green patch slightly further away from the recently rehabilitated smooth busy tarmacked Nairobi-Mombasa highway is a sight to behold. Motorists are stunned by the site which quite a number describe as an Island in a desert , five kms away from the town of Sultan Hamud , in Nzai village,Mukaa District. Neighbors marvel at the curiosity of motorists who slow down at the site, 120 kms from Nairobi , to catch a glimpse of the spot, beyond which spreads out patches of dry grass on barren land. “Some of them make a stop over and walk right to…

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Ugandas’ Minister of Agriculture officially launches Banana Boosting Project in East and Central Africa.

The project seeks to develop new disease and pest resistant hybrid varieties of Matooke and Mchare― two popular cooking banana types grown by farmers in East Africa. A five-year project seeking to boost on going efforts to deliver high-yielding, disease resistant, and superior cooking banana varieties to increase food security and improve incomes of smallholder farmers in the Great Lakes region will be officially launched today, 20 May 2015 in Kampala, Uganda. The project will be officially launched by the country’s Cabinet Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Hon. Tress Bucyanayandi (MP), in an event that brings together all…

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A Non Toxic Fruit Fly Control Strategy ; Attract and Kill Method

Nairobi. Fruit flies constitute one of the major threats to horticultural production in Africa, causing estimated annual economic losses of USD 42 million. Their wide distribution, fast proliferation, large populations and their ability to feed on multiple host crops has led to huge yield losses in fruit and vegetable crops. Besides the direct damage caused to fruits, indirect losses occur as a result of quarantine restrictions to large lucrative overseas markets. Traditional fruit fly control involves the spraying of chemical pesticides which are known to have a negative impact on the environment, the farmers and the consumer. Increasingly many species…

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Western Cape dam level report.

The state of the main dams supplying the Cape metropolitan area as compared to the five previous years is reflected in the table below. Because the sizes of the dams vary, the best indicator is the overall percentage stored compared to the total accumulated capacity. This is the statistic shown in the bottom line of the table below. It is important to bear in mind that the time to save water is when there is water to save, and we should therefore not become complacent about our water saving efforts. Cape Town will never be in the position of having…

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Over 4,000 De Doorns families benefit from govt support

PRETORIA: Government has come to the aid of 4,021 families living in De Doorns in the Western Cape, whose breadwinners are mostly seasonal farm workers. The assistance being provided includes the supply of seed and seedlings for family gardens and funding for the establishment of community-based organisations and cooperatives, among others. The people of De Doorns are mostly unemployed and find seasonal employment in the area’s farming sector only during September and April, leaving them without income for the remainder of the year. Minister of Social Development, Bathabile Dlamini, who held a community imbizo in De Doorns on Sunday, announced…

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Sky’s the limit for Durban roof tops

KZN – URBAN MANAGEMENT ZONE While in Durban for a SALI National meeting, Sylvia Burger, the Administrator from SALI KZN casually suggested that on the way to the airport we pop past a building in Durban’s inner city to view the rooftop garden she has been involved with for the past while. What awaited us was not quite what you’d expect in central Durban! The building, 77 Monty Naicker Street, is a rather ordinary building, opposite the International Conference & Exhibition Centre (ICC) and a large taxi holding area. But this building is a little different from those around it;…

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The Future of Plant care

Hi-Tech Globe Gardens : Electrolux Pot Moots For the large part of the population living without a green thumb, the Electrolux Pot Moots concept could certainly be the difference between lively indoor arrangements and dead ones. The sophisticated-looking system comprises at least one spherical flower pot with an impressive touchscreen interface that helps you care for what you grow. At 20 centimeters in diameter, the hub planter is all you need to achieve the perfect conditions for your leafy companion. It informs you of the moisture and nutrient levels in the soil so that you know how to improve the…

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Why Africa offers growing opportunities for agricultural products

The main drivers of demand for agricultural products are population growth, urbanisation, economic growth and changing diets. Population growth brings greater demand, urbanisation leads to more people buying food rather than producing their own, economic growth increases purchasing power while changing diets implies that people are opting for diverse, and sometimes healthier, consumption. Africa is expected to double its population from 1.2 billion to 2.4 billion by 2050, making it the fastest growing region in the world. The continent is also urbanising rapidly. More than 50% of the population still lives in rural areas but this is changing. The continent…

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Government in plan to provide R2bn to farmers

The government is pumping R2-billion into 44 district municipalities in a bid to develop emerging farmers and boost the agriculture sector. Despite past failed projects like the Joint Initiative for Priority Skills Acquisition (Jipsa) and the Accelerated Growth Initiative of South Africa (Agisa), Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti is confident the plan to have agri-parks in municipalities will succeed. Learning from the past Nkwinti was talking in Addo yesterday at a consultative meeting with farmers from the Sarah Baartman District Municipality. He said the government had learnt a lot from mistakes they had made with Agisa and…

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First Black Perigord Truffle in Western Cape sniffed out

The discovery of the first Black Perigord Truffle in the Western Cape has been confirmed by Woodford Truffles South Africa. It was discovered on the farm Altima, one of the properties within the Anthonij Rupert Wine portfolio After six years of the required nurturing and care by Coenie and Hanene Van Dyk, the managers at Altima, their Truffler aka Clyde the Jack Russel sniffed out the 200gm truffle in the brulé of one of the inoculated oak trees. The Altima property is owned by Johann Rupert and is situated near his Elandskloof property near Villiersdorp. According to Marda and Trevor,…

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