June 16, 2019

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The LafargeHolcim Awards: Entries Open! -

Thursday, June 13, 2019

BTech Students shine at Architectural Awards -

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Cape Town’s Green Map promoting 10 years of sustainable living on World Environment Day -

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Arup breaks ground on new hotel and residential development in airport city in Accra -

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Durban’s bold R62bn facelift plan to boost rates base for city -

Thursday, June 13, 2019

New mixed-use student accommodation revitalises Hatfield Square -

Friday, May 31, 2019

CALL FOR EXEMPLARY CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS & VISIONARY DESIGN CONCEPTS -

Friday, May 31, 2019

Canopy by Hilton to open first Africa property in Cape Town -

Friday, May 31, 2019

Landscape Architecture Foundation announces winners for 2019 Olmsted Scholars Program -

Friday, May 24, 2019

Promenade extension nearing completion -

Friday, May 24, 2019

Arbor City Awards -

Friday, May 24, 2019

Bringing Home the Gold! -

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Alison Hirsch appointed as USC’s director of Masters of Landscape Architecture + Urbanism program -

Friday, May 17, 2019

City mulls a ‘fresh coat’ to curb bark stripping -

Friday, May 17, 2019

New outdoor gym for Bellville Campus -

Friday, May 17, 2019

CAPE TOWN’S ABSA BUILDING TO BE REDEVELOPED -

Friday, May 17, 2019

FutureScape 2019. Book Your Stand Today! -

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Property developer John Rabie launches new venture in Portugal -

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Cape Town winner in City Nature Challenge thanks to residents -

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

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Friday, May 3, 2019

Wacker Neuson hosts its first Dealer Summit on Sub-Sahara African soil

Construction equipment and compact machines specialist, Wacker Neuson South Africa, considers its dealer network integral to upholding customer service excellence. “Our dealers are our primary route to market and are perfectly positioned to deliver our comprehensive product and service portfolio to the customer’s door step quickly and efficiently,” notes Dennis Vietze, Managing Director of Wacker Neuson Sub-Saharan Africa. “By supplying superior quality, reliable equipment and reducing lead times, we assist our customers in maximising their uptime for optimised productivity and profitability.” In line with this dealer-centric approach, the past few months have seen the roll out of a number of…

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COROBRIK SPONSOR THEIR 32nd ARCHITECTURAL STUDENT OF THE YEAR COMPETITION.

 Eight finalists from Universities around South Africa have already won the regional competitions and will meet at the Maslow Hotel in Johannesburg between the 6th and 8th May 2019 for the 32ndCorobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards evening.The annual Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Award is the country’s premier event to highlight the creative and technical talent of the cream of South Africa’s architectural students and to drive the advancement of design excellence nationally.Participating universities include: University of the Free State, University of Cape Town, Nelson Mandela University, Tshwane University of Technology, University of Johannesburg, University of KwaZulu-Natal, University of Pretoria and University of Witwatersrand.Participants…

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Artificial grass is DIY friendly with EasiDuo

Easigrass, is entering the DIY market with EasiDuo.  According to Herve Truniger, National Account Manager, Easigrass South-Africa, Easigrass has applied lessons learnt through developing its award winning professionally fitted products to EasiDuo, making Easigrass the only company to offer both a professionally installed and DIY option in South Africa.  “Now the average handyman can also look forward to no mud, no mess and no more mowing! We can vouch for the fact that Easigrass is a great and affordable way to update outdoor spaces, patios and even balconies. It would be great to be able to build your kids (or is that Dad?)…

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This is all that’s left of a R7m ‘smart park’ in Cape Town.

Rubble and ash are all that remain of a R7.6m “smart park” opened just 16 months ago in in one of Cape Town’s most troubled neighbourhoods. “There is nothing left,” Zahid Badroodien, the mayoral committee member for community services, said on Wednesday. THEN… Children at Seawinds Smart Park when it was opened on Heritage Day in September 2017 Image: City of Cape Town … AND NOW What remains of the children’s playground after 16 months of vandalism and ‘wanton destruction’ Image: City of Cape Town “Wanton destruction and vandalism” had turned Seawinds Smart Park, near gang-plagued Lavender Hill, into a charred skeleton. Badroodien said: “The park…

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SANA Trade Fair 13th March

The SOuth African Nurseries Association (SANA) hosts two Trade Fairs each year based in Knoppieslaagte (Midrand) and Durban respectively. Growers and Allied Trade suppliers use this wonderful opportunity to exhibit their products and services. These shows are growing in size and popularity and our Gauteng Trade Fairs are the biggest green industry fair in South Africa with more than 125 exhibitors and over 1000 visitors. Visit their website here www.sana.co.za

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NALP shares its five 2019 landscaping trends

Written by Jill Odom  The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) has released its list of top lawn and landscape trends to watch for in 2019. NALP generates its list by drawing from the expertise of landscape, lawn care, irrigation and tree care professionals. “Homeowners yearn for beautiful outdoor spaces without the hassle of upkeep,” says Missy Henriksen, vice president of public affairs for NALP. “With the rise of multifunctional landscape design and automated processes, consumers can spend more time enjoying their landscapes than ever before. This year’s trends reflect current lifestyle preferences as well as innovations happening in the…

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Save the date for the SANA/ SAGIC Convention 2019

4-7 June 2019, Arabella, Western Cape  Click here to visit the SAGIC website

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Monroe Blocks development breaks ground in downtown Detroit

One of Detroit’s largest developments officially broke ground today. Dan Gilbert’s Monroe Blocks will bring an office tower, residential, and green space to the area between Campus Martius and Greektown. The development will bring 847,000 square feet of office space, an estimated 482 residential units, and 117,000 square feet of retail space to the city blocks. “The world’s most innovative professionals and companies demand an environment that inspires and has a positive impact the surrounding area,” said Dan Gilbert. “Monroe Blocks places ample open space and cutting-edge technology at the literal center of the city, while offering a new landmark…

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Trees for Africa proves eco-entrepreneurship is a great career for differently abled youths

Food & Trees for Africa, the South African social and environmental enterprise, is dedicated to making a difference. For example, it supports community groups to teach more communities about permaculture food gardens. The organisation has also seen a gap in the need for employment options for differently abled people, and has programmes in Kwazulu-Natal and Gauteng that focuses solely on creating job opportunities for children in special-needs schools.ADVERTISING “The learners go through this training programme, and we encourage the schools to allow them to shadow at a nursery or other places where they can learn landscaping skills or [using] a…

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Call opens for 2019 International Garden Festival proposals

For its 20th anniversary edition, the Festival is seeking to explore new directions and continue our exploration of play. “Terrains de jeu” is fertile ground for creativity, encompassing both the notion of compact space and play. The Festival is encouraging designers to imagine spaces that work within the confines of modest parcels all the while offering a big punch. Confronting the planetary challenges of needing to limit growth, developing sustainably and minimizing our ecological impact, the 2019 Festival is a venue where designers will explore the principals of voluntary simplicity all the while offering a footprint for fun. The interactive…

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