May 22, 2018

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Four Seasons Gardens is transforming Brightwater Commons -

Friday, May 18, 2018

South Africa: Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson – Environmental Affairs Dept Budget Vote 2018/19 -

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Sustainability is key for Corobrik -

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

FutureScape Africa Trade Show- 1st November 2018 save the date -

Friday, May 11, 2018

Van Dyck Floors steps into MasterFibre SA joint venture -

Friday, May 11, 2018

Watering Wonderland with Cellfast -

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Renowned firm Square One Landscape Architects seeks experienced project landscape architect -

Friday, April 27, 2018

Badec Bros share tips on how to get the most out of your highveld garden this winter -

Friday, April 27, 2018

Proper water management key to viability of solar-powered irrigation systems -

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Corobrik invests R800m in Gauteng mega factory -

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Celebrate Life without Walls at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Friday, April 20, 2018

World Forum on Urban Forests 28 November – 1 December 2018, Mantova, Italy -

Friday, April 20, 2018

Designing regenerative landscapes -

Friday, April 20, 2018

South AFrica at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this May -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Great Escape industry exhibit at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

First look at Macmillan’s RHS Chatsworth Legacy Garden -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Waker Neuson’s Excavator: Equipped for Future Requirements -

Friday, April 13, 2018

The 7 strangest plants in the world! -

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

ILASA Conference on the 13 & 14 August 2018, Drakensberg -

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Living Building Challenge – A reality for South Africa? -

Thursday, March 29, 2018

100 new parks in 100 days for Durban

The purpose of the project is to transform illegal dumpsites into green areas and parks. The eThekwini Municipality’s parks, recreation and culture (PRC) department will be establishing 100 new parks in 100 days, mainly on dumpsites or in parks that have become derelict, reports the Berea Mail. This was announced at the recent Parks Summit and Durban Botanic Gardens. ALSO READ: Pretoria ‘hero teen’ suffers burns after shirt catches on fire Speaking at the summit, acting district manager Ram Ramadeen said the purpose of the Pop-up Parks Campaign was to transform local, informal and illegal dumpsites to viable, vibrant parks through…

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

Size: 84ha (approx. 300 000m² of bulk) Richmond Park is one of the biggest new commercial developments in Cape Town and the biggest Atterbury Property project in the Western Cape to date. It is also one of the best good-news stories regarding land restitution in South Africa. Richmond Park will be a brand-new multi-billion rand mixed-use mega property development, situated adjacent to the N7 highway, on a prime greenfields site in Milnerton. This property development on 84 hectares of land is envisaged as a landmark business park and mixed-use precinct consisting of retail, light industrial, commercial and warehousing property development….

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

Corobrik’s Graphite pavers add to the modern Menlyn Learning Hub The vibrant design of Menlyn Learning Hub within Menlo Park, Pretoria, has been carefully matched with durable, aesthetically prominent products, among them Corobrik’s latest range of 65mm graphite pavers. This contemporary, five-storey educational facility – completed in July 2016 – was developed by Feenstra Group who were looking to create an immersive learning environment with capacity to accommodate 2 500 students, with plans to eventually extend for a further 5 500 students at a later stage. To realise their vision of a ‘vibrant and flexible’ facility which conserved the existing green spaces,…

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

Attend this 4th Annual City Development Africa: Smart Growth & Digital Transformation event to learn how to address the challenges, examine critical issues, explore how this sector can grow and how to deliver more using innovative technology and solutions thereby taking advantage of the unprecedented opportunities in this sector. Cape Town, South Africa, February 26, 2018 — Marcus Evans proudly presents 4th Annual City Development; Smart Growth & Digital Transformation, taking place from 12th – 14th March 2018 at Cape Town Marriott Hotel Crystal Towers, South Africa. The conference will be showcasing how innovative ideas can be transformed into practical…

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Landscaping for Wetlands: What is World Wetlands Day all about

Written by Kay Montgomery   2018 World Wetlands Day was celebrated recently, by appreciating the ecological and investment importance of landscaping wetlands into property developments across South Africa. World Wetlands Day is celebrated annually on February 2, a day marking the adoption of the Convention of Wetlands, known as the Ramsar Convention, held in Iran in 1971. The aim of the day is to create awareness around these important eco-systems and to highlight the need to increase the number of functioning wetlands across the world. Eco-friendly biodiversity. Vast wetland areas are managed by landscapers at Simbithi Eco-Estate, Ballito, KwaZulu-Natal.   Project:…

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

Kaytech has recently won the rights as the sole distributor of Sudpave, a locally manufactured, high quality paving grid that complies with the requirements of Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS). Rapid urban growth in South Africa has created an unprecedented increase in hard surface areas, such that conventional stormwater infrastructure can no longer cope with the resultant high level of rainwater run-off which, in extreme conditions, often leads to severe flooding. The quest by municipalities for alternative methods of stormwater control led to the development of Sudpave, a unique, permeable paving approach to stormwater control. Sudpave is a plastic grid paver with an…

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

A top priority for those of us who create industry-leading playground safety surfacing is minimizing the risk of injury. However, that doesn’t mean we don’t understand the importance of active, adventurous playtime that allows kids to challenge themselves, discover their physical abilities, and develop their self-confidence. It’s important that the people who design and build playgrounds understand that “danger” and “risk” are not the same thing. Whether we’re a parent or a parks administrator, it’s our job to eliminate the danger, and also to preserve the safe risk-taking that fosters creativity, challenge, and discovery. Defining “Risk” Many children’s activities come…

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A New Type of Interaction by Innovative Design

Town in Iceland Paints 3D Zebra Crosswalk To Slow Down Speeding Cars In the small fishing town of Ísafjörður, Iceland, an exciting development in road safety has just popped up – almost literally. A new pedestrian crossing has been painted that appears to be 3D by way of a cleverly-detailed optical illusion. Not only does the innovative design give foot-travelers the feeling of walking on air, it also gets the attention of drivers, who will be sure to slow down their speed once they spot the seemingly floating ‘zebra stripes.’ Icelandic environmental commissioner Ralf Trylla called for its placement in…

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

An expanding and flourishing Asia is struggling with urbanisation taking a serious toll on the natural and cultural heritage of most of its towns and cities. The loss of memory of the ecological basis of Asian religion and cultural practice makes this phenomenon especially alarming. The chasm/departure as visible in our cities therefore reiterates this recent marked shift from traditional ecological wisdom, a foundation of our ethos, towards a uniform, non-defining global aspiration of a city, its inhabitants and administrators as an attempt to emulate a model that carries the tag of ‘development’.In this context the 19th Triennial ICOMOS General Assembly…

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

SALI consists of a vast network of members, landscape contractors and suppliers, throughout South Africa who are guided by the SALI Constitution and Code of Conduct. SALI members endeavour to improve the standard of the landscaping industry by adhering to the Specifications laid down by SALI and by so doing ensure clients get increased value and professionalism you can trust. The SALI National Executive Committee serves on a voluntary basis and consist of the following industry experts: • Norah de Wet – National Chairperson • Redewaan Isaacs – Cape Regional Chairman • Gerhard Lotz – Gauteng Regional Chairman • Rudi…

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