March 17, 2018


Are you a Day Zero Hero? -

Friday, March 16, 2018

A look at Sol Kerzner’s new ultra-luxury estate in Cape Town -

Friday, March 16, 2018

Peter Veenstra to build dome of plants at Design Indaba venue in Cape Town -

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Sustainable construction is integral to superior design at 31st Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards -

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Zaha Hadid Architects wins contest for water-inspired cultural hub in UAE -

Monday, March 12, 2018

100 new parks in 100 days for Durban -

Friday, March 2, 2018

Restoring Land, Growing Prosperity: Richmond Park, Cape Town New Development -

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Corobrik’s Graphite pavers add to the modern Menlyn Learning Hub -

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Marcus Evans – Reimagining the Idea of a City to Enhance Liveability -

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Landscaping for Wetlands: What is World Wetlands Day all about -

Friday, February 23, 2018

Sudpave, South Africa’s First Locally Manufactured Permeable Paving Grid! -

Friday, February 23, 2018

Playground Design: danger or risk? Do we know the difference -

Friday, February 23, 2018

A New Type of Interaction by Innovative Design -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

IFLA Advisory Circle Article: Cultural Landscape and the Nature Culture Journey -

Monday, February 19, 2018

The South African Landscapers Institute’s (SALI) Vision for the Next Term. -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

“Biophilic” Environments & Why Amazon Filled Its New Office With 40,000 Plants -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

No Carbon Footprint! “The World’s Most Sustainable Shopping Centre”, with Rooftop Farm, to Open in Melbourne -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Our Cities Cannot be Resilient Without Intergrating Healthy Wetlands in Their Infrastructure Asset Management & Planning -

Monday, February 12, 2018

Plans for ILASA 2018 -

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Net Zero Awarded to Johannesburg’s 78 Corlett Drive -

Friday, February 2, 2018

Lasher’s EcoBarrow

“Committing to quality makes choosing local manufacturing a no-brainer”, said Ian Kendall, MD of Lasher Tools, the largest manufacturer of hand tools in Africa.   Despite being presented with numerous opportunities for foreign investment and even more opportunities for foreign manufacturing, Lasher Tools has remained true to its South African roots. While many companies have moved their manufacturing facilities out of South Africa over the years, Lasher Tools did not. Although it has not been without its challenges, they are determined to uplift the local economy and to build a lasting legacy. Local manufacturing also allows for much stricter control…

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Sunflowers, Smiles and Safety Shoes

Sisi campaign showcases and celebrates the hard-working women of South Africa Every August, South Africans commemorate Women’s Month, a month dedicated to celebrating the role of women and the incredible contributions they make to society. In 2017, the theme for Women’s Month is “The Year of OR Tambo: Women United in Moving South Africa Forward”. As part of its Women’s Day 2017 initiatives, Sisi launched a campaign focused on celebrating the hard-working women of South Africa. Sisi is a brand within the BBF Safety Group stable that designs and manufactures a range of safety footwear specifically for women. “South Africa…

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Landowners called to report invasive plants

Landowners who have listed invasive species must notify any relevant competent authority, in writing, of the listed invasive species occurring on that land. Furthermore, landowners must take steps to control and eradicate the listed invasive species and prevent them from spreading, the Department of Environmental Affairs said in a statement on Friday. “Failure to do so can result in a fine and/or the work being done by the authorities, at the expense and risk of the land-owner. This includes any necessary follow-up clearing of the invasive plants, and any fire-related need to deal with the cleared biomass,” the department said….

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A Lovely, lively living wall to add colour to the office.

Living walls – the interior plantscaper’s response to a lack of space. Having the word, Life, as part of our company name requires that we live up to the name. So Life Indoors has made sure our offices are full of living plants and has even gone as far as to add a living wall in our reception. Living walls, not only add life to dull office walls with an ever-blossoming array of foliage and flowers, but also enhance the office space with positive health benefits of indoor plants. Along with roof gardens, green walls help provide cleaner air and…

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Business Adopt-a-Park Johannesburg

South African Parks are established in residential areas to create a favourable environment; an environment where the community can safely relax and where children can establish healthy living through play. This is obtained through children’s play areas and other recreation facilities such as Sport facilities Walking trails Community farming projects Heritage & historical significance Family related activities Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo (JCPZ) has entered into a strategic partnership arrangement with Crebus (Pty) Ltd. One of the exciting projects is the ‘Business-Adopt-a-Park’ partnership programme. JCPZ and Crebus would like to extend this invitation to the Business community to actively play…

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Creating sustainable environments through organic compost

Reliance Compost recently earned a gold Eco-Logic Award in the Recycling and Waste Management category, which recognises a policy, programme, or project that has demonstrably contributed to a greater public understanding and participation in waste reduction, re-use, and recycling. We chat to Reliance Compost founder and director, Eddie Redelinghuys about organic compost, growing green minds and ensuring a healthy world for future generations.     Congratulations on Reliance Compost’s win at the Eco-logic Awards in the Recycling and Waste Management category! Tell us what this win means to you. Thank you – the win is an honour. Our mission and…

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What Cape Town can learn from Windhoek on surviving droughts

Human population growth, urbanisation, and climate change are all changing the world. To adapt, attitudes and behaviour must change and unsustainable attitudes and behaviours must shift. In addition, the social and political will to implement technological solutions must increase. Without these changes the world will continue to be vulnerable to the impact of climate change and the over-use of limited resources like water.   Populations in cities are growing, putting pressure on resources like water. This is likely to increase as climate change leads to more frequent and extreme droughts, particularly in southern Africa. For decades Namibia’s capital city, Windhoek,…

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Cape Construction Trade Expo 15-16 August

Cape Construction Expo is the Western Cape’s only dedicated event for the built environment. With over 100 exhibiting brands, dedicated zones, free to attend workshops, networking opportunities and more. With an audience including contractors, architects, civil engineers, quantity surveyors and features a number of knowledge and technical training opportunities, the Cape Construction Expo is the must attend show for the built environment. Start date: 15 August 2017 End date: 16 August 2017 Opening & closing times: 9am – 6pm (15 August); 9am – 4pm (16 August) Point of purchase for ticket: or at the registration desk on event days…

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UP wins again at SA Landscaping Awards

The University of Pretoria (UP) has once again been recognised by the South African Landscaping Institute, receiving three awards for campus landscaping. UP’s Landscape Services Unit, part of the Department of Facilities Management, aims to create environmentally sustainable surroundings for students, staff, visitors and the general public. It is addressing national and international environmental issues and is improving and upgrading existing landscapes. ‘At Landscape Services, we want to work with nature to recycle garden waste, introduce water-wise indigenous plants and save water by practising efficient and effective water use,’ said unit manager Aubrey Matthews. The following projects were awarded: Compost…

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Just Trees Creates a Free range of .PNG Images to Aid Landscape Architects in CAD

  Over the many years, landscape architects have often mentioned that they struggle to find .PNG images of indigenous trees for use in the CAD landscape design software . As a result of this, we at Just Trees have spent the last 4-5 months  compiling a comprehensive .PNG image range  of our different tree species for landscape architects to use. These are now available for FREE to download and utilise to aid you with your renderings, plant knowledge and aesthetics Please see . There is a column named “ .PNGimages for Landscape Architects” under which all these images are available. We highly recommend giving…

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