August 20, 2018

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

Friday, August 17, 2018

Corobrik’s striking new paving selection -

Friday, August 17, 2018

Cape Construction Expo 12-13 September -

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The Ethekwini Municipality Verge Competition 2018 -

Friday, August 10, 2018

Leon Kluge proves he is the best of the best at Singapore’s Garden Festival -

Friday, August 10, 2018

Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo (JCPZ) offers tender! -

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Edward Colle Appointed CEO of Belgotex -

Monday, August 6, 2018

The 28th International Garden Festival Theme of the 2019 competition Gardens of paradise -

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Cellfast’s Oscillating Sprinklers -

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

A different perspective on the role of the Landscape Architect – a view from Delhi India -

Friday, July 6, 2018

Wacker Neuson welcomes Powerdek to its dealer network! -

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Corobrik presents its product qualities of Geolok and Terraforce Concrete Retaining Blocks -

Friday, June 22, 2018

ILASA Water Sensitive Design Seminar -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Easigrass lives up to its name! -

Friday, June 15, 2018

10 Year Partnership of Growth for Haifa and Prime Trees -

Monday, June 11, 2018

Faces of the Future: The next Generation -

Monday, June 11, 2018

Global Architecture & Design Awards 2018 -

Friday, June 8, 2018

An engagement across Landscape, Architecture and Urban Design hosted by PIA – UDISA – ILASA -

Thursday, June 7, 2018

On landscape architecture as the lifeblood of a city -

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Corobrik sponsors masterclass demonstrating a vision of an accessible, safe and thriving city! -

Friday, May 25, 2018

Ugandas’ Minister of Agriculture officially launches Banana Boosting Project in East and Central Africa.

The project seeks to develop new disease and pest resistant hybrid varieties of Matooke and Mchare― two popular cooking banana types grown by farmers in East Africa. A five-year project seeking to boost on going efforts to deliver high-yielding, disease resistant, and superior cooking banana varieties to increase food security and improve incomes of smallholder farmers in the Great Lakes region will be officially launched today, 20 May 2015 in Kampala, Uganda. The project will be officially launched by the country’s Cabinet Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Hon. Tress Bucyanayandi (MP), in an event that brings together all…

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A Non Toxic Fruit Fly Control Strategy ; Attract and Kill Method

Nairobi. Fruit flies constitute one of the major threats to horticultural production in Africa, causing estimated annual economic losses of USD 42 million. Their wide distribution, fast proliferation, large populations and their ability to feed on multiple host crops has led to huge yield losses in fruit and vegetable crops. Besides the direct damage caused to fruits, indirect losses occur as a result of quarantine restrictions to large lucrative overseas markets. Traditional fruit fly control involves the spraying of chemical pesticides which are known to have a negative impact on the environment, the farmers and the consumer. Increasingly many species…

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Western Cape dam level report.

The state of the main dams supplying the Cape metropolitan area as compared to the five previous years is reflected in the table below. Because the sizes of the dams vary, the best indicator is the overall percentage stored compared to the total accumulated capacity. This is the statistic shown in the bottom line of the table below. It is important to bear in mind that the time to save water is when there is water to save, and we should therefore not become complacent about our water saving efforts. Cape Town will never be in the position of having…

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Over 4,000 De Doorns families benefit from govt support

PRETORIA: Government has come to the aid of 4,021 families living in De Doorns in the Western Cape, whose breadwinners are mostly seasonal farm workers. The assistance being provided includes the supply of seed and seedlings for family gardens and funding for the establishment of community-based organisations and cooperatives, among others. The people of De Doorns are mostly unemployed and find seasonal employment in the area’s farming sector only during September and April, leaving them without income for the remainder of the year. Minister of Social Development, Bathabile Dlamini, who held a community imbizo in De Doorns on Sunday, announced…

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Sky’s the limit for Durban roof tops

KZN – URBAN MANAGEMENT ZONE While in Durban for a SALI National meeting, Sylvia Burger, the Administrator from SALI KZN casually suggested that on the way to the airport we pop past a building in Durban’s inner city to view the rooftop garden she has been involved with for the past while. What awaited us was not quite what you’d expect in central Durban! The building, 77 Monty Naicker Street, is a rather ordinary building, opposite the International Conference & Exhibition Centre (ICC) and a large taxi holding area. But this building is a little different from those around it;…

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The Future of Plant care

Hi-Tech Globe Gardens : Electrolux Pot Moots For the large part of the population living without a green thumb, the Electrolux Pot Moots concept could certainly be the difference between lively indoor arrangements and dead ones. The sophisticated-looking system comprises at least one spherical flower pot with an impressive touchscreen interface that helps you care for what you grow. At 20 centimeters in diameter, the hub planter is all you need to achieve the perfect conditions for your leafy companion. It informs you of the moisture and nutrient levels in the soil so that you know how to improve the…

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Why Africa offers growing opportunities for agricultural products

The main drivers of demand for agricultural products are population growth, urbanisation, economic growth and changing diets. Population growth brings greater demand, urbanisation leads to more people buying food rather than producing their own, economic growth increases purchasing power while changing diets implies that people are opting for diverse, and sometimes healthier, consumption. Africa is expected to double its population from 1.2 billion to 2.4 billion by 2050, making it the fastest growing region in the world. The continent is also urbanising rapidly. More than 50% of the population still lives in rural areas but this is changing. The continent…

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Government in plan to provide R2bn to farmers

The government is pumping R2-billion into 44 district municipalities in a bid to develop emerging farmers and boost the agriculture sector. Despite past failed projects like the Joint Initiative for Priority Skills Acquisition (Jipsa) and the Accelerated Growth Initiative of South Africa (Agisa), Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti is confident the plan to have agri-parks in municipalities will succeed. Learning from the past Nkwinti was talking in Addo yesterday at a consultative meeting with farmers from the Sarah Baartman District Municipality. He said the government had learnt a lot from mistakes they had made with Agisa and…

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First Black Perigord Truffle in Western Cape sniffed out

The discovery of the first Black Perigord Truffle in the Western Cape has been confirmed by Woodford Truffles South Africa. It was discovered on the farm Altima, one of the properties within the Anthonij Rupert Wine portfolio After six years of the required nurturing and care by Coenie and Hanene Van Dyk, the managers at Altima, their Truffler aka Clyde the Jack Russel sniffed out the 200gm truffle in the brulé of one of the inoculated oak trees. The Altima property is owned by Johann Rupert and is situated near his Elandskloof property near Villiersdorp. According to Marda and Trevor,…

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New Horizens at Kirstenbosch Rare Plant Fair

Rare plants, knowledgeable plant collectors and the beautiful surroundings of Kirstenbosch made for a wonderful weekend on the 18th-19th April 2015, for the 40th Rare Plant Fair held by the Botanical Society of South Africa. For the second year, the event was opened up to outside growers and our sister company New Horizen Nursery, with Gert de Kock at the helm, was there with a wide selection of rare and interesting indigenous plants and a wealth of expertise to help and advise indigenous gardening enthusiasts. The theme of the Fair this year was a “Feast of Fynbos”, highlighting the role…

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