November 18, 2019


Changing the landscape of shopping at Ferndale on Republic -

Friday, November 15, 2019

Concrete hills conceal bicycle racks in Copenhagen public plaza -

Friday, November 15, 2019

Winners announced for The Future Park Design Ideas Competition -

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Pro Landscaper Africa November 2019 Issue is Live! -

Friday, November 8, 2019


Friday, September 27, 2019

New Sandton skyscraper is the tallest building in Africa – it offers a view of Magaliesberg -

Friday, September 27, 2019

Growthpoint’s ambitious Sandton Summit plan -

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

SA billionaire Koos Bekker spent millions on an estate in the UK – take a look -

Friday, September 20, 2019

Durban aerotropolis masterplan expected to attract R1tn in investment -

Friday, September 20, 2019

Apply for the Urban Sustainability Internship Programme -

Friday, September 20, 2019

South African Heritage Highlights In One Easy Destination At Vergelegen -

Monday, September 16, 2019

R240m Sterling Industrial Park nears completion -

Friday, September 13, 2019

Joburg uses Arbor City win to call on residents to plant trees -

Friday, September 13, 2019

Phase one of Rustenburg Mall under way -

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

New VR technology to make SA forestry chainsaw training safer -

Tuesday, September 10, 2019


Friday, August 30, 2019

Time to revamp the Grand Parade kiosks -

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Council passes first ever resilience strategy for Cape Town -

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

R3bn Dr Pixley Ka Isaka Seme Memorial Hospital nearly complete -

Friday, August 23, 2019


Friday, August 23, 2019

Changing the landscape of shopping at Ferndale on Republic

  As lead developers, Moolman Group gave the landscape of shopping a complete overhaul with the redevelopment and expansion of Ferndale on Republic, previously known as Brightwater Commons, in Randburg. Pieter Lombard, CEO of Moolman Group says: “This project, in contrast to previous endeavours, is a complete redevelopment which focusses, amongst others, on community. The new Ferndale on Republic is almost unrecognisable; totally repositioned to benefit retailers and shoppers alike and managed with attention to detail.” This mixed-use development that is undertaken by Moolman Group, in partnership with PHG Group and Braam van Huyssteen, is set to improve sustainability and…

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Concrete hills conceal bicycle racks in Copenhagen public plaza

Concrete hills conceal bicycle racks in Copenhagen public plaza Rebecca Grove | 13 November 20195 comments Karen Blixens Plads in Copenhagen is an undulating plaza with sheltered parking for over 2,000 bicycles designed by Danish architecture firm COBE. The 20,000-square-metre public park is situated between the University of Copenhagen and Amager Common, an area of wetlands, fields and lakes just outside of the city. Named for noted 19th-century Danish author Karen Blixen, the square is one of the largest in the city. The domed structures are cast concrete shells, clad with hand-laid tiles in neutral colours that match the exteriors of the surrounding buildings. Mimicking the surrounding undulating terrain, these hollow concrete hills break…

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Winners announced for The Future Park Design Ideas Competition

The winners of The Future Park Design Ideas Competition were announced on Friday, October 11 during the 2019 International Festival of Landscape Architecture. Winning the competition with their design ‘The GAP’ was a team comprised of professional architects and University of Melbourne landscape architecture students. Intended as a “new landscape system that cuts through Melbourne’s urban form as a response to the world’s climate emergency”, the design by Marti Fooks, Claire Winsor, Suhas Vasudeva and Jacqueline Heggli is also a pointed commentary on the wage disparity between Australia’s men and women. With the average weekly ordinary full time earnings siting 9.3% apart as…

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Pro Landscaper Africa November 2019 Issue is Live!

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The Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning has partnered with the South African National Biodiversity Institute in a concerted effort to address biodiversity crimes in the Cape Winelands. The objective of this partnership is to mitigate threats to biodiversity through environmental enforcement action. The Biodiversity and Land Use intends to address the challenges threatening biodiversity and societal growth by striking a balance between development and job creation, and conservation and sustainable biodiversity use. The project also aims to strengthen collaboration between intergovernmental organisations to encourage and promote compliance with legislation, whilst creating awareness and communication regarding critical biodiversity value,…

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New Sandton skyscraper is the tallest building in Africa – it offers a view of Magaliesberg

Africa’s tallest building is set to open next month as its developers seek to cash in on security fears and traffic jams by building a high-rise residential and retail complex in the heart of Johannesburg’s financial district. The Leonardo is a 234-metre skyscraper within walking distance of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, the headquarters of some of Africa’s biggest companies and Sandton City, a premier shopping mall. Developed by South Africa’s Legacy Group and Nedbank, it will house 254 apartments, a three-floor penthouse and five floors of office space as well as shops and restaurants. While Johannesburg’s run-down city centre is…

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Growthpoint’s ambitious Sandton Summit plan

The Richest Square Mile in Africa is getting a new multi-billion-rand precinct.Suren Naidoo  /  9 September 2019 00:39     13 commentsGROWPNTR23.36-1.02%27/09/2019, 09:18:47 The planned precinct is already home to the new headquarters of (from left) Discovery, Bidvest Bank and Sasol. Image: Supplied. South Africa’s largest listed property group Growthpoint is behind the ambitious new multi-billion-rand Sandton Summit mixed-use development precinct being planned in the country’s financial hub. This is revealed in extensive planning documents about the Sandton Summit Precinct Plan, which the City of Joburg has now put out for public comment. If approved in its current form, the plan could see almost a million…

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SA billionaire Koos Bekker spent millions on an estate in the UK – take a look

Naspers chair Koos Bekker opened his multi-million-pound garden estate in the United Kingdom in early September.    The complex includes a hotel, garden and restaurant on the 400-hectare estate.  The property’s concept is roughly based on the widely successful Babylonstoren development in Franschhoek. Naspers chair Koos Bekker opened multi-million-pound estate The Newt in Somerset in the United Kingdom on Friday,  after six years of renovation.  The hotel, garden and restaurant complex, a roughly three-hour drive from London, has spiralling gardens day visitors can enjoy, a spa and a cider press.  The hotel itself features 13 suites housed in a Georgian mansion and 10 rooms in the…

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Durban aerotropolis masterplan expected to attract R1tn in investment

BY: SHIRLEY LE GUERNCREAMER MEDIA CORRESPONDENT A masterplan for a Durban aerotropolis that is expected to attract about R1-trillion in public and private sector investment and create 750 000 jobs over a 50-year period has been unveiled. Speaking ahead of the launch of a Visitors Centre and the unveiling of an extensive model of the proposed aerotropolis, KwaZulu-Natal Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube said the purpose-built airport city, which was anchored by the King Shaka International airport, would enhance urban, regional and national competitiveness and make the province more economically efficient, sustainable and attractive to investment.ADVERTISEMENT The plan extends across…

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Apply for the Urban Sustainability Internship Programme

We are offering full-time graduate internships in specific fields related to urban sustainability. The deadline to submit your application is Monday 14 October 2019 at 16:00. About the internship The twelve-month internship provides an exciting opportunity for you to develop skills in key operational areas in the City of Cape Town and gain practical experience in your field. As an intern you will be mentored by a manager within the relevant City department, and you will have the opportunity to attend compulsory training workshops and interventions when necessary. We offer a minimum stipend of R42,44 per hour, based on a 40-hour…

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