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

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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New Horizens at Kirstenbosch Rare Plant Fair

Rare plants, knowledgeable plant collectors and the beautiful surroundings of Kirstenbosch made for a wonderful weekend on the 18th-19th April 2015, for the 40th Rare Plant Fair held by the Botanical Society of South Africa. For the second year, the event was opened up to outside growers and our sister company New Horizen Nursery, with Gert de Kock at the helm, was there with a wide selection of rare and interesting indigenous plants and a wealth of expertise to help and advise indigenous gardening enthusiasts. The theme of the Fair this year was a “Feast of Fynbos”, highlighting the role…

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‘Paxman Landscapes sponsors kit donated to Malawi football’

As kit sponsors for Newsome Panthers JARLFC, Huddersfield-based landscaping contractor Paxman Landscapes have their name and logo adorning shirts which have now travelled all the way to Africa. Last season’s shirts have been donated to the Christian African Relief Trust, a charity which recycles unwanted clothing to raise funds or send directly to Africa. They are now enjoying their second life as football shirts for a handful of teams in villages in Malawi. The shirts were presented to local priests and sport masters from the Nkope boys and girls teams, Mtonda Primary School and Sauya Parish teams. Paxman Landscapes, a…

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‘Pietermaritzburg is a city that cares’

THE city will inject more than R500 000 into marketing and communication of three major events coming to the city this year. The 2015 Garden Show, held in September at the Royal Agricultural Showgrounds, will receive R150 000 sponsorship; Msunduzi Hospitality Expo, taking place in November, will receive R160 000 and R275 000 has been allocated for Cycling South Africa events to be held in the city. Msunduzi Municipality says the investment in marketing these events will encourage residents and visitors to be a part of the events and will communicate that Pietermaritzburg “is a city that cares”. The sponsorships…

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Low-tech Ethiopian environmentalism is saving the planet and creating jobs

A rural Ethiopian village has been fighting climate change with a low-tech, innovative practice and selling carbon credits to fund local businesses. The woreda (district) of Humbo lies about 420 kilometres southwest of Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. Lush green mountains loom over an expansive plain. However, just 10 years ago, the area looked completely different. Threatened by desertification and devoid of trees after years of deforestation, Humbo’s hillsides, which suffered from massive erosion and decreased agricultural productivity due to nutrient loss from soil run off, looked like the scarred surface of another planet. Desertification is a major problem in parts…

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