February 21, 2019

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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! -

Friday, February 8, 2019

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

Friday, February 8, 2019

Corobrik invests in the future -

Thursday, February 7, 2019

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

Friday, February 1, 2019

#FREESPACE INSTALLATION -

Friday, February 1, 2019

Perfect Pedestrian Ramp, Silicon Oasis, Dubai! -

Friday, February 1, 2019

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

Friday, February 1, 2019

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

Friday, January 25, 2019

Artificial grass is DIY friendly with EasiDuo -

Friday, January 25, 2019

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

Friday, January 25, 2019

SANA Trade Fair 13th March -

Friday, January 18, 2019

NALP shares its five 2019 landscaping trends -

Friday, January 18, 2019

Save the date for the SANA/ SAGIC Convention 2019 -

Friday, January 18, 2019

Trees for Africa proves eco-entrepreneurship is a great career for differently abled youths -

Friday, December 14, 2018

Call opens for 2019 International Garden Festival proposals -

Friday, November 30, 2018

LA+ JOURNAL announces winners of Competition to redesign Central Park -

Friday, November 30, 2018

The IFLA Student Design Competition Winners 2018 Announced -

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Samuel Pellissier of University of Free State’s travels inspire the winning Corobrik architectural regional award -

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Sustaining river catchments through partnership

Not even the distance or provincial boundaries could prevent the uMngeni Ecological Infrastructure Partnership (UEIP) and uMzimvubu Catchment Partnership Programme (UCPP) from coming together for the common good. This was evident during the recent Ecological Infrastructure/Catchment Partnership Learning Exchange between the two innovative partnerships. The event was held in Matatiele, Eastern Cape, from 24 – 26 August 2015 with over 65 delegates in attendance. The main purpose of the learning exchange was to provide an opportunity for these two partnership programmes to come together, share lessons, and grow through the exchange of ideas, experiences, challenges and successes. Although the two…

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KwaZulu-Natal NBG display wins at 40th Witness Garden Show

SANBI’s KwaZulu-Natal National Botanical Garden was awarded Silver and Bronze awards for their exhibits at the 40th Witness Garden Show. The show was held in Pietermaritzburg from 24 -27 September 2015. The chosen theme for this year’s “Chelsea Flower Show of South Africa” was Symphony of Spring and both the KwaZulu-Natal NBG’s feature garden and sustainable garden exhibits interpreted this theme successfully. Feature garden exhibit – Bronze Award The feature garden exhibit displayed a harmonious habitat for biodiversity with bright spring colours to attract birdlife and provide the perfect environment for pollination. A natural pond served to attract a variety of insects…

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KwaZulu-Natal NBG the new home of Art in the Park

SANBI’s KwaZulu-Natal National Botanical Garden in Pietermaritzburg has been chosen to host the 54th Art in the Park in May 2016 as part of a partnership between the SANBI Garden and Msunduzi Pietermaritzburg Tourism Association. The event had previously been held in Alexander Park. The Art in the Park exhibition will take place on the Garden’s famous Plane Tree Avenue, with music events staged on the Garden’s lawns. The art exhibition will run from 4 – 8 May 2016. “As SANBI we are pleased and proud that one of our National Botanical Gardens, KwaZulu-Natal NBG, is to be the new…

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Van Stadens wild flower reserve

Van Stadens Wild Flower Reserve, is a 500 hectare “floral wonderland” reserve and is located 35km from Port Elizabeth, bisected by the N2 Port Elizabeth to Cape Town highway. The terrain comprises southern wooded slopes, a large plateau and northern river banks each with its own vegetation type. The prime purpose of the Reserve is to protect and propagate the unique indigenous flora. Visitors are encouraged to explore and enjoy the extraordinary diversity and splendour of the natural Fynbos, succulents and other indigenous flora. Mountain bikers are welcome to explore the plateau section of the reserve. There are a number…

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Flowering now

Flowering in October is this vulnerable rated plant, Apocynaceae (Asclepias concinna) – a periennial herb found in the KZN Midlands through to Maclear in the Eastern Cape. It is potentially threatened by afforestation and rural settlement. It reaches about 325mm high with thin hairy leaves and about eight green and purple flowers which appear from now until December. For more information in regard to the research and work being carried out by the South African Biodiversity Institute visit www.san bi.org Article Source 

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Plant a vegetable garden outside your own back door

Feel the itch to plant something, but not sure where to start? Here’s how to get going. Few gardening experiences can be more satisfying than picking juicy carrots, bright red tomatoes or crunchy fresh lettuce right outside your own back door. Plan your garden You don’t need much to start a vegetable garden. The basic requirements are: Fertile soil rich in organic material; good drainage; full sun for at least five hours per day; weed control; a few gardening tools, such as a garden fork and spade, a hoe, a watering can or hosepipe, a hand spade and a fork;…

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Gardening a killer for cacti

Vienna – Illegal trade in cactus plants for gardening has contributed to bringing 31% of the world’s cactus species to the brink of extinction, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said on Monday in Gland, Switzerland. Harvesting of plants for food and medicine, as well as land development, are additional reasons why cacti are one of the most threatened group of organisms in the world, according to IUCN, which keeps the Red List of endangered species. IUCN and a group of scientists published their findings in the journal Nature Plants. “They confirm that the scale of the illegal…

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Ancient pear tree in Company’s Garden becomes a proud parent

Ancient pear tree in Company’s Garden becomes a proud parent Cape Town – The genetic future of a 363 year old Saffron Pear tree in Company’s Garden, Cape Town, was preserved on Friday by planting a cloned sapling next to it. It is said to be the oldest cultivated tree in the country and was planted during the time of Jan van Riebeeck, the Dutchman who founded the city. Due to its extreme age, the tree is supported by poles and braces. It is also fenced off. Two years ago, deciduous fruit distributor Tru Cape took cuttings of bud material…

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‘Let’s clean up PMB’s oldest cemetery’

Pietermaritzburg – A Pietermaritzburg resident has put her foot down on the filth at the Commercial Road Cemetery and has organised a clean-up on October 17. Amanda Peddle said she first noticed the awful state of the cemetery a few months ago and had tried to organise a group of friends in a clean-up effort, but was unable to muster enough support. The Witness reported last month that portions of the cemetery were littered with used condoms and needles, and that it was often used as a makeshift brothel. On reading the article, Peddle immediately contacted The Witness, saying she…

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Companion Planting for the Veggie Garden

It’s now a well-known fact that certain plants grow better when planted near to each other as they improve each other’s well-being and protect each other from attack by insect pests. Now this is the kind of gardening I like, letting Nature lead the way and do the work! This is especially useful when applied to your vegetable garden, ensuring that your vulnerable vegetable seedlings are given the best start by planting them along with their companion plants. Companion planting is the best way of using a small space for maximum production of healthy plants and vegetables. Certain plants actually…

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