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

Cellfast’s Oscillating Sprinklers

Ideal for watering large sections of lawn or garden, Cellfastâ oscillating sprinklers offer convenience and time saving. With three options in the award-winning range, there is a Cellfastâ oscillating sprinkler to suit the pocket of every customer. Top of the line is the Cellfastâ OPTI oscillating sprinkler which: · is made from high quality plastics, with 20 nozzles, six of which are configured with a possibility of switching on and off. · offers smooth regulation of the water flow. · allows for coverage of up to 263 square metres. · has a recommended retail selling price of R455 The Cellfastâ…

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A different perspective on the role of the Landscape Architect – a view from Delhi India

Akshay Kaul is a landscape architect based in Delhi India with a masters degree in landscape architecture from the State University of New York. His view on the role of landscape architecture is informed by the dire ecological condition at a landscape level in India. His approach, from the perspective of a developing nation with extreme pressures on the environment due to a massive population of over one billion people, may be informative to the practice of landscape architecture in South Africa and Africa as a whole. From an article based on an interview with Akshay Kaul we include the…

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Wacker Neuson welcomes Powerdek to its dealer network!

Wacker Neuson South Africa recently welcomed long-standing customer and industrial power tools and accessories specialist, Powerdek, into its fold. The partnership was formalised with the signing of the dealer agreement during an intimate gathering of customers and staff on 28th June 2018. The event, hosted by Powerdek at its Tshwane head office, presented a perfect platform from which to launch the new power product line in partnership with Wacker Neuson. Powerdek was established in Gezina, Tshwane, in August 2003 with a team of three responsible for the sales and repair of second hand power tools. The Johannesburg (Benoni) branch opened…

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Corobrik presents its product qualities of Geolok and Terraforce Concrete Retaining Blocks

Corobrik’s careful analysis of the KwaZulu-Natal building industry identified the need to make a contribution towards the design and installation of the concrete retaining block market. In considering the technical and design elements that could be enhanced, Chris Mungle of Corobrik immediately turned to Damon Clark, of Damon Clark & Associates to assist. Clark is a geotechnical engineer who has undertaken extensive research on concrete retaining blocks and systems over the years. Corobrik’s range of concrete retaining blocks, both the Terraforce and Geolok products are SANS 508:2012 accredited. SANS 508:2012 makes reference of appearance, dimensions, squareness and compressive strength of…

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ILASA Water Sensitive Design Seminar

In light of the ongoing tribulations concerning water in South Africa, it seemed fitting to hold an event regarding water sensitive design as it pertains to the landscape. On the 29th of May, ILASA held a Water Sensitive Design seminar was at the University of Pretoria. The presentations provided the attendees with varied and vital insight of water sensitive strategies, which could be considered or adopted in future decision making. The first speaker Meagan Donnelly from Rand Water focused on grey water and its role in water conservation. Grey water is one of many topics her and her team at…

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Easigrass lives up to its name!

Time is in short supply and today’s homeowners live fast paced lives with little time for priorities like family and health and exercise. It comes as no surprise, then, that most don’t have time to mow lawns, let alone trim edges, water and feed them to ensure that they look ship shape all year round. Trigger Truniger, national accounts manager for Easigrass South Africa, says that the very many homeowners in South Africa with large gardens and rolling lawns usually find taming their jungles hardest. However, even those managing smaller gardens and town houses, find cutting and trimming their patches…

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10 Year Partnership of Growth for Haifa and Prime Trees

Pro Landscaper really enjoys it when a great partnership of industry pioneers and supporters comes together in this manner! Prime Trees wholesale nursery and Haifa South Africa celebrate their 10 year partnership promoting the growth of container grown trees. To commemorate this partnership, Prime Trees has incorporated Haifa Multicote branding on their new bags in which their trees are being grown. The partnership began 10 years ago when Bruce Stewart, Director of Prime Trees was looking for the best suitable fertilizer solution for his container grown trees. A chance meeting with Michael Koch, Senior Agronomist at Haifa South Africa, introduced…

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Faces of the Future: The next Generation

So you are an impressive young professional within the green industry? Or you know someone who is?… Fantastic! Pro Landscaper, Africa in line with youth month, is championing a youth movement within the green industry. It is about time isn’t it. Faces of the Future is designed to be a way of recognising and celebrating the work that young people across the outdoor design, build and maintenance sectors are putting into their budding careers. Entering Faces of The Future is a great way to gain recognition for your own work or the work of someone you know. The rules are…

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Global Architecture & Design Awards 2018

Global Architecture & Design Awards 2018: Rethinking The Future has launched the 2018 Global Architecture and Design Awards. The competition is open to professionals and students worldwide. The competition categories include: Commercial, Cultural, Hospitality, Housing, Residence, Institutional Building, Mixed Use, Office Building, Pop-Ups & Temporary, Sports & Recreation, Transportation, Landscape Design, Residential Interior, Commercial Interior, Corporate Interior, Households, Fashion, Lifestyle and Accessories, Interior Design Elements and more. A panel of 15 judges will select three winners and honourable mentions in each category. The deadline for registrations is May 15, with a late deadline of June 15, 2018. Don’t miss out…

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An engagement across Landscape, Architecture and Urban Design hosted by PIA – UDISA – ILASA

YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN US FOR AN ENGAGEMENT ACROSS LANDSCAPE, ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN! Although cross/multi‐disciplinary thinking is not new, what is of interest is the discussion on how this idea plays out on a day‐to‐day in practice. Speaker 1. (UDISA / Urban Designer) ‐ Guy Briggs from DHK (Cape Town). Speaker 2. (SAIA / Architect) – Monica Albonico from Albonico Sack Metacity (Johannesburg). Speaker 3. (ILASA / Landscape Architect) Anton Comrie from GREENinc (Johannesburg). Moderator ‐ Marianne de Klerk from Marianne de Klerk Architects and Urban Designers (Pretoria). The event objective is directed to members of the three…

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