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

Food garden growing our youth

It’s no secret that many South Africans live below the poverty line and go to bed hungry. It is also well-known that many pupils have to go to school without having eaten anything and this affects their performance at school. For Chapel Street Primary School in Salt River hungry children who can’t concentrate are not a concern, thanks to Woolworths Financial Services which planted a food garden for the school. The school, which already had a feeding scheme for pupils, now has a 400m2 garden to help keep hunger away and provide fresh, nutritional food. <a href=”http://pubads.g.doubleclick.net/gampad/jump?iu=/8900/24.com/Web/News24&sz=600×50&c=1714931275&t=artid%3de24eda05-f5c2-43a8-94ae-60393f5c5638%26accreditation%3dpeople%27s+post%26posno%3d1″ target=”_blank”><img src=”http://pubads.g.doubleclick.net/gampad/ad?iu=/8900/24.com/Web/News24&sz=600×50&c=1714931275&t=artid%3de24eda05-f5c2-43a8-94ae-60393f5c5638%26accreditation%3dpeople%27s+post%26posno%3d1″ border=”0″…

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National Botanical Garden cleaned up

SANBI’S KZN National Botanical Garden hosted its fourth annual clean-up recently and encouraged the public to assist. The purpose of this campaign is to encourage individuals to take better care of the environment by reducing, re-using and recycling waste and promote a culture of recycling. The campaign is in line with the SANBI’s role that promotes conservancy and sustainable use of natural resources. This year stakeholders in the environmental sector took part in the clean-up, including KwaZulu-Natal Environmental Affairs, Duct Conservation Trust, Msunduzi Museum, Wildlands and Msunduzi Municipality parks department and Ward 26 councillor, Glenn McArthur. <a href=”http://pubads.g.doubleclick.net/gampad/jump?iu=/8900/24.com/Web/News24&sz=600×50&c=538979836&t=artid%3db5229ac0-5e11-42f8-b068-e233ede5b30b%26accreditation%3dmaritzburg+fever%26posno%3d1″ target=”_blank”><img src=”http://pubads.g.doubleclick.net/gampad/ad?iu=/8900/24.com/Web/News24&sz=600×50&c=538979836&t=artid%3db5229ac0-5e11-42f8-b068-e233ede5b30b%26accreditation%3dmaritzburg+fever%26posno%3d1″…

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Indigenous trees the latest step in city beauty drive

As part of Arbor week, Msunduzi Mayor Chris Ndlela yesterday picked up a spade to help plant 50 indigenous trees. The trees were planted along the centre island of Bhambatha Road, Northdale, yesterday. The trees planted include tree of the year Combretum kraussii (forest bushwillow), Calodedrum capense (Cape Chestnut) and Schotia brachypetala (African greenheart). Ndlela, who was sweating with the exertion of digging holes for the trees, said the municipality hoped to achieve multiple goals with this initiative. <a href=”http://pubads.g.doubleclick.net/gampad/jump?iu=/8900/24.com/Web/News24/Green/Articles&sz=600×50&c=162294723&t=artid%3dd359c786-fc50-4111-b04b-afff09790461%26Places%3dpietermaritzburg%26Topics%3darbor+week%26accreditation%3dthe+witness%26posno%3d1″ target=”_blank”><img src=”http://pubads.g.doubleclick.net/gampad/ad?iu=/8900/24.com/Web/News24/Green/Articles&sz=600×50&c=162294723&t=artid%3dd359c786-fc50-4111-b04b-afff09790461%26Places%3dpietermaritzburg%26Topics%3darbor+week%26accreditation%3dthe+witness%26posno%3d1″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> “From an environmental point of view, we want to prevent soil erosion. Also, these are indigenous trees…

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Push for action against fake forests

AN environmental lobby group is hoping to put pressure on the world forestry conference in Durban next week to curb the growth of what they deem to be “fake forests”. The Global Forest Coalition (GFC), which represents indigenous groups globally from more than 40 countries who believe their land rights are being violated by big government and corporations, is expected to petition the UN next week to have the definition of “planted forests” changed. According to Durban-based Timberwatch project co-ordinator Wally Menne, they will also be hosting a counter-conference next week to ­coincide with the World Forestry Conference at the…

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Landscaping for the Future

Landscaping is evolving to deal with issues of water security, which are fast becoming a worldwide concern, particularly in water-short countries like South Africa   The amount of fresh water on earth is constant, which means that the fresh water available today is exactly the same as it has been for thousands of centuries. And yet in the last 100 years the earth’s population has increased dramatically. From 1,6 billion people in 1900 there are now 7 billion people on earth, and this number is expected to reach 8 billion in 2025.The present population of Africa is 1 030 million;…

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What is Horticultural Science?

Horticulture is the science, technology and business involved in intensive plant cultivation for human use – from a garden to the activities of a multinational corporation. It is very diverse in its activities, covering plants for food and non-food crops. Because of the growing consciousness of the enormous challenges of feeding the world’s expanding population in future, the concepts “farm to the fork” and “farm for the future” are extremely important. Both concepts place the emphasis on the sustainable use of our natural resources to produce tasty and nourishing products at the lowest possible cost with the least amount of…

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What is the Future of Horticultural Science in Africa?

Horticulture is a labour intensive sector that is important for human wellbeing: ‘agriculture supplies protein, carbohydrates and staple crops – but we would have a pretty boring life without horticulture.’ Nevertheless, in many countries, faculties of agriculture and their departments of horticulture have been swallowed by schools of life or earth sciences. As a result horticulture gets attention only as a side subject when specific crops are being addressed. However, in Kenya the horticultural sub-sector has emerged as the most important in the agricultural sector providing not only food and foreign export earning but also many new jobs. This development…

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Contest to find young African agri-entrepreneur

Contest to find young African agri-entrepreneurs to be next AGCO Africa Ambassador<style>.lazy-container-span{display:none}</style> AGCO, a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery and solutions, is calling young African entrepreneurs with sustainable agribusiness concepts or innovative ideas that could help to develop the agricultural sector in Africa in an inclusive way. The contest runs until 30 October 2015. Contest to find young African agri-entrepreneurs to be next AGCO Africa Ambassador<style>.lazy-container-span{display:none}</style> The winner of the video contest will become the next AGCO Africa Ambassador and represent African youth as the host of the fifth AGCO Africa Summit “Agribusiness in…

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The Evolution

Is your garden old fashioned or trendy? Gardening has evolved over the past six decades and eras of fashionable plants have come and gone. We take a look back at the highlights…of where gardening has come from and where it is going. Gardening as a leisure time hobby in South Africa took off in the late 1940s with the development of suburbs. As in Europe, Australia and North America, the 1940s and 1950s saw an unprecedented construction boom in family homes, shopping centres and schools. As car ownership rose and public transport routes penetrated deep into suburbia, the tree-lined garden…

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Africa in Australia

Josh is on safari in the country about an hour north of Perth. The landscape is an eclectic mix of African veldt species, local bushland and an assortment of palms. This is no ordinary property and Josh is excited by the promise of seeing some most unusual plants and meeting its owner, Bill Dewar. Bill began collecting cycads here in Australia, and when he ventured over to Africa to see some of the exotic species in their natural habitat he fell in love with the wider landscape and the plants within it. “Touring around the countryside, I noticed all the…

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