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

The Hottest New Spot on Florida Road

Durban – The latest offering on Durban’s famous party street Florida Road opens over the Easter weekend. Florida Fields, at 295 Florida Road,  was formerly a parking lot, but is now a luscious garden offering shaded walkways, water features, a selection of South African art and delicious food and drink retailers. The project is Urban Lime Properties latest foray into relaunching the famous street after the Haçienda at 281 Florida Road in 2017 and the Florida Exchange at 223-233 Florida Road last year. Jonny Friedman of Urban Lime said: “Florida Fields is the culmination of two years of planning and…

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City completes an array of park and facility upgrade projects

The City’s Recreation and Parks Department has completed projects and upgrades to parks and recreational facilities to the value of nearly R19,5 million in the last few months. The 59 projects were funded via three sources, namely the Urban Settlements Development Grant (USDG); External Financing Funds (EFF) and ward allocation funding. The USDG funding of R12 821 611 was used to complete synthetic pitches in Hanover Park, Seawinds and Ocean View, taking the number of synthetic pitches around the city to more than 30. The external funds were used to complete phase one of the Protea Park Skate Park as well…

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POLYPHAGOUS SHOT HOLE BORER- PSBH.CO.ZA

Online resource for Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer (euwallacea fornicatus) TREATMENT We have just published the SHOT HOLE BORER “WHAT TO DO” GUIDE that contains a practical guideline on the options that are available for private residents to treat their own trees. This guide does not endorse any specific products, nor does it represent an easy solution to the PSHB crisis South Africa is currently experiencing. View the guide here: PSHB.co.za/what-to-do/ A combination of insecticides and fungicides is required The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is in the process of declaring PSHB an invasive pest, this status will allow emergency registration of chemical treatments…

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Conservation AT Work

Program and Invitation for the Conservation@Work Mini Symposium on 10th April at the Skills centre in Robertson. CONSERVATION AT WORK BOLAND / BREEDE MINI EXPO  SAFEGUARDING POLLINATOR HEALTH  DATE     : 10 April 2019  We are fortunate to have an internationally recognised and respected Bee Researcher Jenny Cullinan from UJU Bee Conservation doing research out my way in the Klein Karoo, and once I was exposed to the incredibly important information she has to share I realised we needed to get this out there to as wide an audience as possible. Recently an international research paper was circulated stating that we have lost a shocking 75 to…

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2019 Corobrik-ILASA Awards of Excellence

* 33 Year Anniversary Awards Theme:  Water Sensitive Design Call for Entries: Open for submissions: 15 February 2019, Deadline for submissions extended to: 30 April 2019 Gala Dinner:      Cape Town:  25 September 2019: The Lord Charles Hotel, Somerset West – (Accommodation Information) ILASA AWARDS ETHOS Landscape Architecture is more than a profession; it is a basic component of human culture. The ILASA Merit Awards of Excellence aims to exemplify best practice examples that are clear in their intent and relevant to their specific context. We are faced with particular social challenges in a country with extraordinary biodiversity, rich in resources but in need of conserving what…

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South Africa’s First Plastic Road!

Kouga municipality in the Eastern Cape is set to build the first plastic road in SA. Left to right: Gareth Nel from MacRebur, Eastern Cape MPL Vicky Knoetze and Kouga mayor Horatio Hendricks on the road in Jeffreys Bay where construction is expected to start in April 2019. Image: Kouga Municipality/Laura-Leigh Randall Kouga municipality in the Eastern Cape is gearing up to build the first plastic road in SA. Kouga municipality mayor Horatio Hendricks said on Monday at a media launch in Jeffreys Bay that local civil engineering and construction companies SP Excel and Scribante Construction would partner with Scottish firm MacRebur to…

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John Deere Power Products celebrates milestone machine

John Deere recently marked a manufacturing milestone with the completion of the five millionth unit of riding lawn equipment built at the company’s Power Products factory in Greeneville, Tennessee. John Deere Power Products recently produced its five millionth machine, a 22hp E140 lawn tractor, at the US factory in Greeneville, TN. Originally founded as a small, satellite factory, Power Products is now the highest volume facility for John Deere and is responsible for manufacturing many of the iconic green lawnmowers sold by the brand. The facility was established in 1988 and celebrated its 30th anniversary last July. “The production of the…

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Jacobsen supports student from South Africa to Staffordshire

James Walker, a graduate of the African Turf Academy in Pretoria, South Africa, has praised Jacobsen for its commitment to education and helping to launch his greenkeeping career. James graduated from the African Turf Academy, which is supported by Jacobsen and the R&A, in 2015. James enjoyed success at the Academy based at the Silver Lakes Golf Estate and won the Student of the Year award in 2015. Three years on, and James is now the assistant greenkeeper at JCB Golf & Country Club, the brand-new 18-hole golf course based at the construction equipment manufacturer’s headquarters in Staffordshire. The golf…

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City springs into action to clean and mow parks

The City of Cape Town’s Recreation and Parks Department has refocused its operations to prioritise mowing and restoring parks around the city. The drought has wreaked havoc on City parks and greenbelts with many now dry and sandy patches. The City has set aside additional resources to restore these spaces.  The City remains committed to service delivery. ‘The City of Cape Town’s Recreation and Parks Department is aware of the current state and the backlog in mowing activities at our parks, open spaces and cemeteries which was caused by the recent water crisis,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for…

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Walkway project underway at Homestead

The park at Homestead Dam, in Farrarmere, is currently undergoing a R1-million upgrade, according to Ward 28 councillor Malanie Haggard. “We were given a budget by the Parks and Recreational Department and we chose to upgrade Homestead with this by building a walkway,” said Haggard. “The walkway will start in Kei Road (where paving has already commenced) and stretch into the park itself for at least one kilometre. “This project will take between two to three years to complete and is budget dependent. “In addition to the walkway, benches, braai areas, more dustbins, additional swings and more gym equipment will…

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