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

Cape Construction Expo 12-13 September

The demand for middle and high-income housing continues to intensify, while Cape Town’s urban concentration policies are driving the provinces ‘mini-building boom’. National government’s plan to spend more than R940 billion on infrastructure development will position the construction sector well for growth in 2018, in particular, social housing, renewable energy and roads infrastructure projects are expected to sustain growth and drive the urbanisation and semi-migration expansion in the Western Cape. The Cape Construction Expo 2018 is dedicated exclusively to the building and construction industry in the Western Cape and it presents a unique opportunity for product manufacturers and distributors as…

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The Ethekwini Municipality Verge Competition 2018

Verge Competition 2018 Join the eThekwini Municipality in promoting clean and green communities. Participate in the Municipality’s Verge Competition and showcase your scenic environment… The Parks, Leisure and Cemeteries verge competition is here again and aims to make Durban a caring and liveable environment by stimulating civic pride. Nominate your verge of choice and you could be a finalist, winning great prizes. Nomination deadline is the 28th of September, so fill out this entry form to qualify. Click here  

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

  This year’s Singapore Garden Festival has been organised by the National Parks Board and Gardens by the Bay and was conceptualised as a tropical rainforest garden with simulated valleys, mountains and open plains. It features more than 70 displays by designers local and international, professional and amateur. The festival’s creative director Derek Chan said that the show is an “interpretation of how Singapore would look like as a biophilic City in a Garden in the next century”. Besides the competitive displays, highlights include an Orchid Extravaganza, Asian Garden, floral jamming sessions and a marketplace. The festival’s seventh edition features…

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Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo (JCPZ) offers tender!

If you want to get involved with the revival of Florida Lake, Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo (JCPZ) is giving the community an opportunity to apply for funding on proposals. This project aims to give Florida Lake a facelift because it has been sitting idle, dormant and unused for a number of years now, when it can add much needed value to the quality of life of the residents. The public should submit proposals which must be sustainable and innovative from legally registered organisations, including community-based organisations that are interested in partnering with JCPZ in the revival of the lake….

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Edward Colle Appointed CEO of Belgotex

This month, Belgotex proudly announced the appointment of Edward Colle as CEO. Over the past year, Edward has worked with thought leaders and key stakeholders to rediscover the founding values that have driven the brand from strength to strength. These values are woven into 35 years of history and will be realised in Belgotex’s future communication efforts as core strategic pillars. Under the recharged Brand DNA, Belgotex reinforces their vision to be a recognised, world-class, African brand showcase through their deep connection with their people, product and the planet. We are proud to be a local manufacturer with deep international…

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

A wonderful opportunity for the Landscape profession. For the 28th Chaumont-sur-Loire International Garden Festival, the Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire is holding an international competition for 20 plots of around 210 m2. Theme of the 2019 competition: Gardens of paradise This call for applications is open – to landscape architects with a specialised school or university qualification or who are members of the of the EFLA [European Foundation for Landscape Architecture] or another recognised landscape organisation for countries outside Europe, – to multidisciplinary teams, comprising for example architects, engineers, designers, set designers or artists, preferably with a landscape architect or a botanist…

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Cellfast’s Oscillating Sprinklers

Ideal for watering large sections of lawn or garden, Cellfastâ oscillating sprinklers offer convenience and time saving. With three options in the award-winning range, there is a Cellfastâ oscillating sprinkler to suit the pocket of every customer. Top of the line is the Cellfastâ OPTI oscillating sprinkler which: · is made from high quality plastics, with 20 nozzles, six of which are configured with a possibility of switching on and off. · offers smooth regulation of the water flow. · allows for coverage of up to 263 square metres. · has a recommended retail selling price of R455 The Cellfastâ…

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

Akshay Kaul is a landscape architect based in Delhi India with a masters degree in landscape architecture from the State University of New York. His view on the role of landscape architecture is informed by the dire ecological condition at a landscape level in India. His approach, from the perspective of a developing nation with extreme pressures on the environment due to a massive population of over one billion people, may be informative to the practice of landscape architecture in South Africa and Africa as a whole. From an article based on an interview with Akshay Kaul we include the…

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Wacker Neuson welcomes Powerdek to its dealer network!

Wacker Neuson South Africa recently welcomed long-standing customer and industrial power tools and accessories specialist, Powerdek, into its fold. The partnership was formalised with the signing of the dealer agreement during an intimate gathering of customers and staff on 28th June 2018. The event, hosted by Powerdek at its Tshwane head office, presented a perfect platform from which to launch the new power product line in partnership with Wacker Neuson. Powerdek was established in Gezina, Tshwane, in August 2003 with a team of three responsible for the sales and repair of second hand power tools. The Johannesburg (Benoni) branch opened…

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

Corobrik’s careful analysis of the KwaZulu-Natal building industry identified the need to make a contribution towards the design and installation of the concrete retaining block market. In considering the technical and design elements that could be enhanced, Chris Mungle of Corobrik immediately turned to Damon Clark, of Damon Clark & Associates to assist. Clark is a geotechnical engineer who has undertaken extensive research on concrete retaining blocks and systems over the years. Corobrik’s range of concrete retaining blocks, both the Terraforce and Geolok products are SANS 508:2012 accredited. SANS 508:2012 makes reference of appearance, dimensions, squareness and compressive strength of…

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