March 25, 2019

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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

First Green Star Sustainable Precinct’s Certification in Africa awarded to Garden Cities West Coast project by Green Building Council South Africa -

Friday, March 1, 2019

New mixed-use Barlow Park Precinct is set to begin construction -

Friday, March 1, 2019

Why There is so much buzz around ‘Sustainable Timber’ -

Friday, March 1, 2019

Key Elements of Landscape Design: Spatial Planning and Tree Layouts -

Friday, March 1, 2019

South Africa to construct rooftop gardens in Johannesburg -

Friday, February 22, 2019

A superb line up of finalists for Corobrik’s thirty-first year of sponsorship of the Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Award -

Friday, February 22, 2019

City’s Draft Water Strategy opens for public comments -

Friday, February 22, 2019

Construction begins on Sol Kerzner’s new Western Cape estate. -

Friday, February 22, 2019

PARAGON GIVES A HEADS-UP FOR LATEST VR, AR TECHNOLOGY IN ARCHITECTURE -

Friday, February 15, 2019

Phase One of the R4.5bn O.R. Tambo mixed-use precinct development unveiled -

Friday, February 15, 2019

IFLA World Congress – registration is open!

Common Ground Learning to live with change is a common experience that all life on earth share. Making sustainable choices for us and our communities calls for prevailing motivators, inspired researchers and practitioners, intelligent communicators and brave politicians. The global challenge for a sustainable life has many aspects. Sustainability is often critical where there is no democracy. The blue planet is our common ground. Who should have a say on how its landscapes and resources are distributed, developed and designed?IFLA 2019 is Partner in Oslo European Green Capital 2019. IFLA World Congress 2019 will take a closer look at urban…

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City in uphill battle to revive fields in a post-drought sport season

Statement by Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services and Health, Councillor Zahid Badroodien The City’s Recreation and Parks Department has been faced with the enormous challenge of maintaining sports fields, parks and greenbelts during one of the worst droughts in Cape Town’s history. When relief came following late rains and the subsequent lowering of water restrictions, it eased strict water limitations primarily for households and allowed a recovery period for municipal facilities to ensue. However, the Department is still facing a huge challenge when it comes to restoration of sports field to their pre-drought condition. Plans for rehabilitation of grass at…

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Corobrik invests in the future

Corobrik’s ongoing investment in new production facilities, new technologies, new products and the architects of the future have combined to open a whole world of new possibilities in brick architecture. The 32nd Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Award, which will be announced in Johannesburg in May 2019, is one such commitment to innovation and the future of South Africa’s built environment. Ruan Jansen van Rensburg from the Tshwane University of Technology, is this year’s regional winner. In addition to his prize of R10 0000, he will go on to compete against seven other talents from tertiary institutions countrywide for the national award. Kyle…

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49 graduates to receive on-the-job training from City professionals

As from Friday 1 February 2019, up to 49 new interns will start their 12-month internship with the City of Cape Town as part of our Urban Sustainability Internship Programme (USIP) for new graduates. Read more below: ‘The USIP is now in its 13th year and I’m elated to say that 422 interns participated in the programme to date, with 82 of them now working permanently for the City. The first of February is a big day for our new group of interns. They will be placed at different City departments where they will have access to and learn from…

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#FREESPACE INSTALLATION

This Was Taken From the Free Space Website. For the original Click here Zeitz MOCAA and V&A Waterfront Silo District, Cape Town, South Africa The container installation allows contestations and different spatial realities to come to the fore. The sculptural intervention provokes the multi-layered question of transformation and resilience as a defining aspect of urbanisation in the contemporary African city. Industrial containers or vessels of mass commoditisation have been used and inventively repurposed for a wide range of uses, and adapted for places of human production, retail, pleasure, and habitation. The #FREESPACE installation acts as a symbolic bridging point between…

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Perfect Pedestrian Ramp, Silicon Oasis, Dubai!

February 01/2019 Retaining walls can do so much more than just stop soil erosion and flooding issues. Along with other hardscaping and landscaping, retaining walls can transform your grounds by providing depth and verticality to your landscape, providing raised platforms for gardens, terraced views of your property, and beautiful concrete block textures. Cut and fill slopes where retained using Terraforce L16 blocks, manufactured in the UAE by Consent LLC. This building site, located at DSO (Dubai Silicon Oasis), Lake Park, needed a pedestrian ramp and vertical boundary wall to connect an upper parking level with a new community park venue,…

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Wacker Neuson hosts its first Dealer Summit on Sub-Sahara African soil

Construction equipment and compact machines specialist, Wacker Neuson South Africa, considers its dealer network integral to upholding customer service excellence. “Our dealers are our primary route to market and are perfectly positioned to deliver our comprehensive product and service portfolio to the customer’s door step quickly and efficiently,” notes Dennis Vietze, Managing Director of Wacker Neuson Sub-Saharan Africa. “By supplying superior quality, reliable equipment and reducing lead times, we assist our customers in maximising their uptime for optimised productivity and profitability.” In line with this dealer-centric approach, the past few months have seen the roll out of a number of…

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COROBRIK SPONSOR THEIR 32nd ARCHITECTURAL STUDENT OF THE YEAR COMPETITION.

 Eight finalists from Universities around South Africa have already won the regional competitions and will meet at the Maslow Hotel in Johannesburg between the 6th and 8th May 2019 for the 32ndCorobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards evening.The annual Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Award is the country’s premier event to highlight the creative and technical talent of the cream of South Africa’s architectural students and to drive the advancement of design excellence nationally.Participating universities include: University of the Free State, University of Cape Town, Nelson Mandela University, Tshwane University of Technology, University of Johannesburg, University of KwaZulu-Natal, University of Pretoria and University of Witwatersrand.Participants…

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Artificial grass is DIY friendly with EasiDuo

Easigrass, is entering the DIY market with EasiDuo.  According to Herve Truniger, National Account Manager, Easigrass South-Africa, Easigrass has applied lessons learnt through developing its award winning professionally fitted products to EasiDuo, making Easigrass the only company to offer both a professionally installed and DIY option in South Africa.  “Now the average handyman can also look forward to no mud, no mess and no more mowing! We can vouch for the fact that Easigrass is a great and affordable way to update outdoor spaces, patios and even balconies. It would be great to be able to build your kids (or is that Dad?)…

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This is all that’s left of a R7m ‘smart park’ in Cape Town.

Rubble and ash are all that remain of a R7.6m “smart park” opened just 16 months ago in in one of Cape Town’s most troubled neighbourhoods. “There is nothing left,” Zahid Badroodien, the mayoral committee member for community services, said on Wednesday. THEN… Children at Seawinds Smart Park when it was opened on Heritage Day in September 2017 Image: City of Cape Town … AND NOW What remains of the children’s playground after 16 months of vandalism and ‘wanton destruction’ Image: City of Cape Town “Wanton destruction and vandalism” had turned Seawinds Smart Park, near gang-plagued Lavender Hill, into a charred skeleton. Badroodien said: “The park…

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