June 16, 2019

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The LafargeHolcim Awards: Entries Open! -

Thursday, June 13, 2019

BTech Students shine at Architectural Awards -

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Cape Town’s Green Map promoting 10 years of sustainable living on World Environment Day -

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Arup breaks ground on new hotel and residential development in airport city in Accra -

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Durban’s bold R62bn facelift plan to boost rates base for city -

Thursday, June 13, 2019

New mixed-use student accommodation revitalises Hatfield Square -

Friday, May 31, 2019

CALL FOR EXEMPLARY CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS & VISIONARY DESIGN CONCEPTS -

Friday, May 31, 2019

Canopy by Hilton to open first Africa property in Cape Town -

Friday, May 31, 2019

Landscape Architecture Foundation announces winners for 2019 Olmsted Scholars Program -

Friday, May 24, 2019

Promenade extension nearing completion -

Friday, May 24, 2019

Arbor City Awards -

Friday, May 24, 2019

Bringing Home the Gold! -

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Alison Hirsch appointed as USC’s director of Masters of Landscape Architecture + Urbanism program -

Friday, May 17, 2019

City mulls a ‘fresh coat’ to curb bark stripping -

Friday, May 17, 2019

New outdoor gym for Bellville Campus -

Friday, May 17, 2019

CAPE TOWN’S ABSA BUILDING TO BE REDEVELOPED -

Friday, May 17, 2019

FutureScape 2019. Book Your Stand Today! -

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Property developer John Rabie launches new venture in Portugal -

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Cape Town winner in City Nature Challenge thanks to residents -

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

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Friday, May 3, 2019

Homemakers Exhibition Cape Town

HOMEMAKERS Expo Looking for inspiration for your home improvement plans? At the HOMEMAKERS Expo shows you’ll find a festival of brilliant ideas to help you on your way to creating your dream home. South Africa’s Premier Home Improvement Event A gathering of South Africa’s finest home improvement product and service providers, HOMEMAKERS Expo is South Africa’s premier home lifestyle consumer show. From sleek bathroom fittings and the latest in kitchen appliances to sublime new furnishings and the latest paint techniques – you’ll find it all at this fab home improvement event! Incorporating a spectrum of South Africa’s best product and…

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Africa’s Great Green Wall

Supporting local communities in the sustainable use of their natural resources, the Great Green Wall Initiative in Africa aims to combat desertification in dry land areas and around the Sahara. The initiative hopes to improve the environment, which will in turn contribute to climate change mitigation, while helping to improve food security and the livelihoods of people in the Sahel and Sahara. The challenge The Sahel and Saharan region of Africa is faced with increasing pressure on already fragile ecosystems, a factor that is contributing to the insecurity of people and their livestock. These communities are some of the world’s most…

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Plant breeding academy opens in Nairobi

The African Orphan Crops Consortium (AOCC) today opened the African Plant Breeding Academy to help improve the livelihoods of Africa’s smallholder farmers and their families, reduce hunger and boost Africa’s food supply.   AOCC’s goal is to use the latest scientific equipment and techniques to genetically sequence, assemble and annotate the genomes of 100 traditional African food crops to guide the development of more robust produce with higher nutritional content. ‘Orphan crops’ are African food crops and tree species that have been neglected by researchers and industry because they are not economically important on the global market. The consortium includes the…

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The Cape Green Forum Trade Day

Two Cape Green Trade Days are held during each year to coincide with Spring and Autumn. These days allow suppliers to the nursery industry the opportunity to promote their products and/or services directly to their customers. Visitors include retailers, growers, landscapers, landscape architects, estate managers, municipalities and other allied businesses. Around 400 people spend the day browsing and placing orders with the various different exhibitors. Exhibitors are able to see all their clients and meet new potential customers during the day, which runs from 09h00 – 15h00. Stands are available in various sizes costing from R1000 – R7000. Members receive…

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Ethiopia sees horticulture boom.

Ethiopia’s horticulture sector, according to the country’s recently released total export revenue, remains a top earning product for the East African country. Ethiopia generated a total of $114 million from flower exports during the first six months of its fiscal year, says the Ethiopian Horticulture Development Agency (EHDA). From the total revenue, $90 million was secured from the export of 289 million flower cuttings and over 20,000 tons of roses and summer flowers in the fiscal year, beginning July 2014. EHDA also said close to 77,000 tons of vegetables, fruits and herbs were exported in the same period, generating $23…

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Is Kenya Losing its Top Position in the Horticulture Market?

Since 2008, the sector has been achieving growth rates ‘well below global competitors’. This, despite the fact that the country is one of the most successful producers and exporters of fresh produce and flowers. According to the report, the growth of the horticulture sector hinges on an acute response to the underperformance of the once budding industry by government and industry players. During a conference in Nairobi to address the uncertainties of the horticulture sector, which is among the leading employers in the country, it was noted that a turnaround strategy has to be adopted promptly. “We are focusing on…

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Cape Town’s Outdoor Art Exhibition

Cape Town – The City of Cape Town on Wednesday announced the end of its outdoor exhibition, Art54, which featured – among others – the work of Michael Ellion and his Ray Ban-sponsored “Perception of Freedom” spectacles. The City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Tourism, Events and Economic Development, Garreth Bloor, called the exhibition a success which had left a legacy. “Today the project draws to a close and as we look at the successes and lessons learned, it is clear that the project has achieved what was intended,” he said. “Public art helps to define the spaces around us, making…

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Why Landscape Designers Will Be Key to the Future of Our Cities

Why Landscape Designers Will Be Key to the Future of Our Cities | ArchDaily For most people, spending time outdoors in well-designed public spaces is one of the highlights to city life. Why, then, do we spend comparatively little time and money on designing them? In this article, originally posted on Metropolis magazine as “Designing Outdoor Public Spaces is Vital to the Future of our Cities” Kirt Martin, the vice-president of design and marketing at outdoor furniture designer Landscape Forms, makes the case that landscape architects and industrial designers working in the public realm are key for our cities’ health and happiness….

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Third international Congress for Landscape Architects

Keynotes o   September 5th: at the Third International Congress for Landscape Architects in Curitba, Brazil, Graham Young will be talking on The changing nature of South African landscape architecture o   September 15-19: LARASA Congress, Durban South Africa: Johan Barnard will be talking on Sustainable Cities and Natural Resource Management and Graham Young on Transforming place, transforming perception: Freedom Park – A Landscape of Emancipation o   24-25 July Green Building Conference Graham Young spoke on the: Landscape Architecture: 2 paradigms and 7 trends Sophiatown Sophiatown – going extreme:  In May 2007 NLA was involved with the first extreme park makeover for…

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Beautiful neighbourhood competition to be launched

Pretoria – Eastern Cape residents who take pride in their communities will be pleased to know their efforts could be rewarded in a new competition which will be launched during Arbor Week. “In a programme designed to change the outlook of Eastern Cape townships, the Provincial Department of Human Settlements will introduce the Most Beautified, Cleanest and Enhanced Neighbourhood competition during the Arbor week this year. “The competition is a call to action for communities to start their own initiatives of beautifying, cleaning and enhancing their neighborhoods,” said the provincial Department of Human Settlements on Monday. The department is challenging individuals and…

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