March 26, 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

Just in time for summer… we introduce ‘The Blyde- Pretoria’

The first clear water lagoon powered by Crystal Lagoons® in sub-Saharan Africa was the centre feature of Balwin Properties’ new development in Pretoria, The Blyde, which officially opened on 08 September 2018. It is certainly ready  just in time for the season to come and doesn’t it look so very inviting! Crystal Lagoons, in partnership with Balwin Properties Limited, has created the ultimate lifestyle development complete with a beach setting featuring white sands and crystal clear blue water. The Blyde gives its residents the ultimate lifestyle option of living near or next to the world’s top amenity – an idyllic…

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Turftech installs revolutionary multipurpose pitch at Ashton International College in Benoni

As sports’ performance at school level increases, equipment and facilities need to develop to match this advanced playing style. Turftech, the leader in natural and synthetic turf technology, is bringing this performance-enhancing sporting turf to South African schools with Ashton International College Benoni the latest recipient. In April this year, Ashton International College Benoni unveiled its immaculate new Turftech sports’ facilities. These include the 7000m² multicourt facility, constructed with Rhino-Turf VT32; as well as the MT15F rust-coloured Rhino-Turf athletics’ track with sand infill. There is also the Rhino-Turf MT15 green long jump facility with sand infill. The multicourt best suited…

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Brand new from Wacker Neuson, the MCT36-5 walk-behind concrete trowel, for perfect concrete finishing results

Wacker Neuson, global specialist in light and compact equipment design, manufacture and supply, proudly introduces the new MCT36-5 M Series walk-behind concrete trowel to the southern African market. Equipped with everything that is needed to deliver superior concrete finishing results, this machine is affordable and easy to operate and maintain, delivering prolonged uptime and lowest total cost of ownership for end-users. “This rugged and robust concrete specialist which complements our existing range of walk-behind trowels is exactly what the local construction industry and concrete contractors have been waiting for,” says Dennis Vietze, Managing Director of Wacker Neuson Sub-Saharan Africa. “Most…

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Organic waste not wasted for long- Corona Facility is re-shaping the waste landscape

In the Western Cape, at least 37% of waste is organic material – this is waste from food, garden clippings, plant-based materials and degradable carbon, like paper and cardboard. Until recently, most of this waste has ended up with all the other garbage on the (already overflowing) landfills, causing severe financial, social and environmental strain on its surrounding areas and municipalities. Luckily, Reliance Compost saw this both as a challenge and an opportunity to save organic waste from the dumps and to give it a new purpose through up-cycling. Reliance is the leading certified organic compost provider in South Africa…

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Cellfast Water Timers

Water timers are the brains of any home watering or irrigation system, and Cellfast has two very effective water timers in its extensive, multi-award winning range. The Cellfast manual water timer is ideal for anyone wanting to be waterwise in our water-scarce country. The timer will simply switch off the system once the prescribed time has expired – up to 120 minutes. It is made from durable, high quality plastics. The Cellfast digital water timer, on the other hand, allows watering systems to work completely independently, bringing irrigation systems online and switching them off without daily attention – good for…

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Garden club hears from award-winning local

Top award-winning garden and floral designer Leon Kluge was the guest of honour at the Lowveld Garden Club’s 57th birthday celebration last week. The reception area of White River Golf Lodge at White River Country Estates was packed with members and friends of the club last Tuesday. As new designer of the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), Kluge most recently received a gold medal as well as ‘Best Horticultural use in landscape’ at this year’s Garden Festival in Singapore where his installation “African Thunder” won Best on show of the entire festival. He also achieved another gold medal at…

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Beyond Compost- Reliance Reconnects Design & Soil

  Reliance Compost hosted their first ‘Beyond Compost’ themed event this week in Cape Town. The aim of the event was to reconnect landscape architects and suppliers by highlighting the importance of restoring soil structures. Beyond the benefits of compost, Reliance sales representative, Simone Redelinghuys, highlighted the need for growing mixes and plants variety lists to be updated in order to continue to assist fertile soil in drought conditions. We hope to see more informative discussions between those in the green industry to ensure the growth of healthy green spaces for years to come.   www.reliance.co.za

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Growing a business and flourishing in farming

This self-proclaimed “rural girl” from Abbotsdale and her partner, Elton, are gaining ground in the agricultural sector. (In the horticulture sector too)   YOU may have seen her face on potted fynbos plants sold at Woolworths – one of Jacqueline “Jacky” Goliath’s many business highlights. And while Jacky may often serve as the face of the business, Elton Jefthas completes the dynamic duo behind the award-winning De Fynne wholesale nursery in Paarl. Together the two have turned their entrepreneurial dreams and passion for fynbos into a fully-fledged business, boasting fruitful yields and partnerships with some of the biggest retailers in…

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The Cape Green Forum hosts its 32nd Cape Green Trade Day 22 August 2018

The Cape Green Forum will be holding its 32nd Cape Green Trade Day at SunExhibits, GrandWest on Wednesday 22 August 2018. 56 growers and suppliers will creatively display their products which are available to the industry in the Cape. Visitors have time to chat, browse, plan and order for the coming season and Landscape Architects will earn CPD Points when attending. The parking is free and secure and in front of the indoor venue. Food and drinks are available all day. Awesome wine tasting, food and subscription lucky draw prizes will be up for grabs every hour…..don’t miss it. For…

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Corobrik’s striking new paving selection

Corobrik’s paving range has always proved popular in both commercial and residential developments, and the newly-launched piazza pavers are set to continue this trend as Corobrik meets market demands of aesthetics and quality. “We noticed a surge in the number of customers requesting tones of grey, from light graphite to dark onyx, as a paving option,” explained Musa Shangase, Corobrik’s Commercial Director. “Corobrik has always prided itself in the ability to meet market requirements as they emerge, and the introduction the latest piazza paver, doppio and cobble pavers has proved timeous and on-trend.” The new paving range received a lot…

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