April 18, 2019

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Institute of Landscape Architecture Malaysia (ILAM), Regulates the profession of landscape architects -

Thursday, April 18, 2019

JOBURG CITY’S SIGNATURE PROJECT, JABULANI NODE, COMES ALIVE -

Thursday, April 18, 2019

City calls on residents and professionals to assist with new local development plans for Cape Town -

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Moshe Safdie Designs Singapore’s Jewel Changi Airport As a Destination Garden -

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

It’s That Time of Year Again & SANBI are Ready to Wow! -

Friday, April 12, 2019

The Hottest New Spot on Florida Road -

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

City completes an array of park and facility upgrade projects -

Sunday, April 7, 2019

POLYPHAGOUS SHOT HOLE BORER- PSBH.CO.ZA -

Friday, March 29, 2019

Conservation AT Work -

Friday, March 29, 2019

2019 Corobrik-ILASA Awards of Excellence -

Friday, March 29, 2019

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

Cape Town’s Outdoor Art Exhibition

Cape Town – The City of Cape Town on Wednesday announced the end of its outdoor exhibition, Art54, which featured – among others – the work of Michael Ellion and his Ray Ban-sponsored “Perception of Freedom” spectacles. The City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Tourism, Events and Economic Development, Garreth Bloor, called the exhibition a success which had left a legacy. “Today the project draws to a close and as we look at the successes and lessons learned, it is clear that the project has achieved what was intended,” he said. “Public art helps to define the spaces around us, making…

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Why Landscape Designers Will Be Key to the Future of Our Cities

Why Landscape Designers Will Be Key to the Future of Our Cities | ArchDaily For most people, spending time outdoors in well-designed public spaces is one of the highlights to city life. Why, then, do we spend comparatively little time and money on designing them? In this article, originally posted on Metropolis magazine as “Designing Outdoor Public Spaces is Vital to the Future of our Cities” Kirt Martin, the vice-president of design and marketing at outdoor furniture designer Landscape Forms, makes the case that landscape architects and industrial designers working in the public realm are key for our cities’ health and happiness….

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Third international Congress for Landscape Architects

Keynotes o   September 5th: at the Third International Congress for Landscape Architects in Curitba, Brazil, Graham Young will be talking on The changing nature of South African landscape architecture o   September 15-19: LARASA Congress, Durban South Africa: Johan Barnard will be talking on Sustainable Cities and Natural Resource Management and Graham Young on Transforming place, transforming perception: Freedom Park – A Landscape of Emancipation o   24-25 July Green Building Conference Graham Young spoke on the: Landscape Architecture: 2 paradigms and 7 trends Sophiatown Sophiatown – going extreme:  In May 2007 NLA was involved with the first extreme park makeover for…

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Beautiful neighbourhood competition to be launched

Pretoria – Eastern Cape residents who take pride in their communities will be pleased to know their efforts could be rewarded in a new competition which will be launched during Arbor Week. “In a programme designed to change the outlook of Eastern Cape townships, the Provincial Department of Human Settlements will introduce the Most Beautified, Cleanest and Enhanced Neighbourhood competition during the Arbor week this year. “The competition is a call to action for communities to start their own initiatives of beautifying, cleaning and enhancing their neighborhoods,” said the provincial Department of Human Settlements on Monday. The department is challenging individuals and…

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Green Shoots for Ghana’s Flower Industry

As profit grows so does the capacity and this provides the opportunity to employ more women farmhands. The women would become masters of their land and hopefully their pockets too. Clusters of black peppercorn vines, ylang ylang flowers and citronella plants line the bushy roadway to Bedum forest in Ghana’s Central Region. It is early afternoon and a small group of women are tending to rows of yellow, pink, orange and red variations of heliconia tropical flowers as part of a gender-focused social enterprise program channelled through Eden ‘n’ Eve, a 10-acre flower farm owned by Sefa Gohoho-Boatin. In an…

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Sea Point Promenade upgrade in full swing

In the next few years, the Sea Point Promenade will feature more trees and landscaped gardens, more public art, a new seawall with new paving and improved facilities, becoming an even more popular and inclusive space for all Capetonians. These are some of the exciting plans under way to upgrade and rehabilitate this much-loved public space. Recent visitors to the Promenade will have noticed new play equipment for children, new irrigation systems being laid and a number of indigenous trees being planted to provide shade in the future. This forms part of the first phase of the City’s R6 million…

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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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