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

ILASA Water Sensitive Design Seminar

In light of the ongoing tribulations concerning water in South Africa, it seemed fitting to hold an event regarding water sensitive design as it pertains to the landscape. On the 29th of May, ILASA held a Water Sensitive Design seminar was at the University of Pretoria. The presentations provided the attendees with varied and vital insight of water sensitive strategies, which could be considered or adopted in future decision making. The first speaker Meagan Donnelly from Rand Water focused on grey water and its role in water conservation. Grey water is one of many topics her and her team at…

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Easigrass lives up to its name!

Time is in short supply and today’s homeowners live fast paced lives with little time for priorities like family and health and exercise. It comes as no surprise, then, that most don’t have time to mow lawns, let alone trim edges, water and feed them to ensure that they look ship shape all year round. Trigger Truniger, national accounts manager for Easigrass South Africa, says that the very many homeowners in South Africa with large gardens and rolling lawns usually find taming their jungles hardest. However, even those managing smaller gardens and town houses, find cutting and trimming their patches…

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10 Year Partnership of Growth for Haifa and Prime Trees

Pro Landscaper really enjoys it when a great partnership of industry pioneers and supporters comes together in this manner! Prime Trees wholesale nursery and Haifa South Africa celebrate their 10 year partnership promoting the growth of container grown trees. To commemorate this partnership, Prime Trees has incorporated Haifa Multicote branding on their new bags in which their trees are being grown. The partnership began 10 years ago when Bruce Stewart, Director of Prime Trees was looking for the best suitable fertilizer solution for his container grown trees. A chance meeting with Michael Koch, Senior Agronomist at Haifa South Africa, introduced…

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Faces of the Future: The next Generation

So you are an impressive young professional within the green industry? Or you know someone who is?… Fantastic! Pro Landscaper, Africa in line with youth month, is championing a youth movement within the green industry. It is about time isn’t it. Faces of the Future is designed to be a way of recognising and celebrating the work that young people across the outdoor design, build and maintenance sectors are putting into their budding careers. Entering Faces of The Future is a great way to gain recognition for your own work or the work of someone you know. The rules are…

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Global Architecture & Design Awards 2018

Global Architecture & Design Awards 2018: Rethinking The Future has launched the 2018 Global Architecture and Design Awards. The competition is open to professionals and students worldwide. The competition categories include: Commercial, Cultural, Hospitality, Housing, Residence, Institutional Building, Mixed Use, Office Building, Pop-Ups & Temporary, Sports & Recreation, Transportation, Landscape Design, Residential Interior, Commercial Interior, Corporate Interior, Households, Fashion, Lifestyle and Accessories, Interior Design Elements and more. A panel of 15 judges will select three winners and honourable mentions in each category. The deadline for registrations is May 15, with a late deadline of June 15, 2018. Don’t miss out…

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

YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN US FOR AN ENGAGEMENT ACROSS LANDSCAPE, ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN! Although cross/multi‐disciplinary thinking is not new, what is of interest is the discussion on how this idea plays out on a day‐to‐day in practice. Speaker 1. (UDISA / Urban Designer) ‐ Guy Briggs from DHK (Cape Town). Speaker 2. (SAIA / Architect) – Monica Albonico from Albonico Sack Metacity (Johannesburg). Speaker 3. (ILASA / Landscape Architect) Anton Comrie from GREENinc (Johannesburg). Moderator ‐ Marianne de Klerk from Marianne de Klerk Architects and Urban Designers (Pretoria). The event objective is directed to members of the three…

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On landscape architecture as the lifeblood of a city

Keep your drab skyscrapers and 30-storey tower blocks – landscape architecture is at the heart of what makes a city great, says designer Cees van der Veeken. At the first Design Commons in Helsinki, we met the co-founder of LOLA Landscape Architects who shared the vital role landscape design plays in urban centres. LOLA has completed a range of innovative projects that intersect urban planning with the natural world, including the Gallipoli Memorial in Turkey, the Park of the Mist in Colombia and currently the Adidas headquarters in Germany. Van der Veeken’s colleague and co-founder of LOLA Peter Veenstra spoke…

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

As part of ArchitectureZA 2018, an urban cultural festival focused on architecture, Corobrik sponsored a masterclass, which was held on Saturday, May 5. Entitled “The 495 CITY”, 26’10 South Architects, with guest speakers Sameep Padora from India and Peter Barber from the UK, explored and expanded on the architects’ role in how cities develop through the provision of affordable housing. The premise of the masterclass centred around the everyday moments in which people connect, trade, exchange or simply enjoy seeing and being seen. These moments are ones which can strengthen a democratic society through connecting people from different life worlds…

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SA wins gold at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018

South Africa won gold at the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show in London on Tuesday. SA has won gold 36 times in the 43 years it has exhibited at the international flower show. Designer and gardener Leon Kluge of the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden an his team presented a culturally oriented display featuring not only SA’s unique flora, but also the Cape Flats. It’s GOLD!!!” Leon wrote on his Facebook page on Wednesday Kluge told The Newspaper: “It was an experience compared to none representing South Africa at the world’s most prestigious flower show, the Chelsea Flower Show….

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Husqvarna Broadens Premium Garden Product Offering And Expands into the High-Pressure Washer Category

Husqvarna — one of the world’s leading producers of garden products, enters into the High-Pressure Washer segment with a new electric corded range catered to cleaning outdoor spaces of all sizes. The new Husqvarna High-Pressure Washers are perfect for users who don’t just want the best-looking lawn or hedge — but the best-looking garden overall. High-pressure washers are a great product to efficiently clean outdoor spaces like verandahs and decks, as well as garden furniture, exterior walls — and even vehicles. Husqvarna’s new range of high-pressure washers run on electricity, for a cleaner working environment with no direct emissions. Use…

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