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

Chaotic cities getting you down? Enter sustainable precincts – SA’s answer to the urban jungle

Grave Shortages: In Johannesburg, land is a hot topic, even for the dead. Population growth, migration to urban areas and an influx of foreigners has put huge pressure on land in urban areas. Adding to the problem is a cultural resistance to the practice of cremation. Traffic is jamming, electricity is tripping, water is restricted, storm water is run off and sewage is flowing. With rapid urbanisation, the demands on South African cities’ municipal services are increasing at an unrelenting rate. The rise of sustainable precinct development is a reaction to this, with developers designing to neighbourhood scale to unlock…

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JOBURG CITY’S SIGNATURE PROJECT, JABULANI NODE, COMES ALIVE

The Jabulani node is fast becoming a symbol of how catalytic intervention and strategic capital investments in areas that have been previously marginalised, or have failed to attract private investment, can unlock development potential, stimulate local economies and boost job creation and entrepreneurial development.The development, undertaken by the Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA), will now enter Phase 6B and has become one of the City’s signature projects for using transit-oriented development (TOD) as a catalyst for attracting investment into an area while improving the quality of life of local residents. Phase 6B entails the development of a community and recreational environment…

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Walkway project underway at Homestead

The park at Homestead Dam, in Farrarmere, is currently undergoing a R1-million upgrade, according to Ward 28 councillor Malanie Haggard. “We were given a budget by the Parks and Recreational Department and we chose to upgrade Homestead with this by building a walkway,” said Haggard. “The walkway will start in Kei Road (where paving has already commenced) and stretch into the park itself for at least one kilometre. “This project will take between two to three years to complete and is budget dependent. “In addition to the walkway, benches, braai areas, more dustbins, additional swings and more gym equipment will…

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Perfect Pedestrian Ramp, Silicon Oasis, Dubai!

February 01/2019 Retaining walls can do so much more than just stop soil erosion and flooding issues. Along with other hardscaping and landscaping, retaining walls can transform your grounds by providing depth and verticality to your landscape, providing raised platforms for gardens, terraced views of your property, and beautiful concrete block textures. Cut and fill slopes where retained using Terraforce L16 blocks, manufactured in the UAE by Consent LLC. This building site, located at DSO (Dubai Silicon Oasis), Lake Park, needed a pedestrian ramp and vertical boundary wall to connect an upper parking level with a new community park venue,…

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Save the date for the SANA/ SAGIC Convention 2019

4-7 June 2019, Arabella, Western Cape  Click here to visit the SAGIC website

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

Food & Trees for Africa, the South African social and environmental enterprise, is dedicated to making a difference. For example, it supports community groups to teach more communities about permaculture food gardens. The organisation has also seen a gap in the need for employment options for differently abled people, and has programmes in Kwazulu-Natal and Gauteng that focuses solely on creating job opportunities for children in special-needs schools.ADVERTISING “The learners go through this training programme, and we encourage the schools to allow them to shadow at a nursery or other places where they can learn landscaping skills or [using] a…

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5 Garden ideas for you to do this spring

A lot of people who love gardening are always tinkering in the backyard, working to create and improve their garden in any way, shape or form possible. A garden is never really finished however, there are times when you can struggle to find inspiration and motivation to get into the garden and develop new ideas or solutions for your garden. Whilst it’s important to create a garden you love spending time in, it is also important to create flower beds and herb gardens that work best for your particular home and lifestyle. This article is filled with ideas and inspiration…

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The East Coast Radio House and Garden show 2016

House & Garden Show is a 10 day event being held from 1st July to the 10th July 2016 at the Durban Exhibition Centre in Durban, South Africa. This event showcases products like Gardener magazines, Plants and flowers, Demo kitchen sets, Kitchen components and interiors, Laminates, Home appliances and gas stoves, Bedroom cupboard display products etc. in the Architecture & Designing, Hand, Machine & Garden Tools industries. Exhibitor Profile East Coast Radio House & Garden Show will be presenting a diverse exhibitor profile with the following product exhibits, Garden display products, Potted plants and gardening gifts, Nursery accessories and equipments,…

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Plant of the month, Vaccinium exul

Vaccinium exul  Bolus Family: Ericaceae Common names: African blueberry, African cranberry (Eng.); Afrika-bloubessie, bosbessiebos (Afr.) View other plants in this familyQR code linkView other plants in this genus In southern Africa the heath family (Ericaceae) is represented by only two indigenous genera: Erica which is extremely speciose, containing ± 770 species, and Vaccinium, represented by a single species. Globally Vaccinium is best known for being utilised as a fruit source, with most species being wild harvested and only a few developed into economic crop plants.   Description In South Africa the habit of Vaccinium exul is usually that of a…

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