February 20, 2019

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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

IFLA World Congress – registration is open! -

Friday, February 8, 2019

City in uphill battle to revive fields in a post-drought sport season -

Friday, February 8, 2019

Corobrik invests in the future -

Thursday, February 7, 2019

49 graduates to receive on-the-job training from City professionals -

Friday, February 1, 2019

#FREESPACE INSTALLATION -

Friday, February 1, 2019

Perfect Pedestrian Ramp, Silicon Oasis, Dubai! -

Friday, February 1, 2019

Wacker Neuson hosts its first Dealer Summit on Sub-Sahara African soil -

Friday, February 1, 2019

COROBRIK SPONSOR THEIR 32nd ARCHITECTURAL STUDENT OF THE YEAR COMPETITION. -

Friday, January 25, 2019

Artificial grass is DIY friendly with EasiDuo -

Friday, January 25, 2019

This is all that’s left of a R7m ‘smart park’ in Cape Town. -

Friday, January 25, 2019

SANA Trade Fair 13th March -

Friday, January 18, 2019

NALP shares its five 2019 landscaping trends -

Friday, January 18, 2019

Save the date for the SANA/ SAGIC Convention 2019 -

Friday, January 18, 2019

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

Friday, December 14, 2018

Call opens for 2019 International Garden Festival proposals -

Friday, November 30, 2018

LA+ JOURNAL announces winners of Competition to redesign Central Park -

Friday, November 30, 2018

The IFLA Student Design Competition Winners 2018 Announced -

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Samuel Pellissier of University of Free State’s travels inspire the winning Corobrik architectural regional award -

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

  • PARAGON GIVES A HEADS-UP FOR LATEST VR, AR TECHNOLOGY IN ARCHITECTURE

    The application of Virtual Reality (VR) in architecture stands to become an invaluable resource as the technology evolves to the point where multiple people can partake in the same VR session, either in the design process itself, or when used to present a building design. This has resulted in architecture and interior architecture group Paragon promoting the use of VR headsets in order to give their clients a better understanding of design proposals, according to 3D Visualisation Manager Emile Maritz. Both VR and Augmented Reality (AR) media have developed from mainly viewing 360° images using a smartphone in conjunction with…

  • Phase One of the R4.5bn O.R. Tambo mixed-use precinct development unveiled

    O.R. Tambo International Airport has unveiled the first phase of a multi-billion-rand development plan for its Western Precinct which will feature new offices, retail space, hotel and conference facilities and additional transit-related services. At a sod-turning ceremony for its Western Precinct development, an 8.5-hectare site, general manager of the airport Bongiwe Pityi-Vokwana detailed the airport’s plans to unlock the development potential of 180,000m2 of bulk for a mixed-use development to be located on the northern precinct of the airport. Construction begins this month with an anticipated completion date for the first phase of the end of 2020. Pityi-Vokwana was joined at…

  • IFLA World Congress – registration is open!

    Common Ground Learning to live with change is a common experience that all life on earth share. Making sustainable choices for us and our communities calls for prevailing motivators, inspired researchers and practitioners, intelligent communicators and brave politicians. The global challenge for a sustainable life has many aspects. Sustainability is often critical where there is no democracy. The blue planet is our common ground. Who should have a say on how its landscapes and resources are distributed, developed and designed?IFLA 2019 is Partner in Oslo European Green Capital 2019. IFLA World Congress 2019 will take a closer look at urban…

  • City in uphill battle to revive fields in a post-drought sport season

    Statement by Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services and Health, Councillor Zahid Badroodien The City’s Recreation and Parks Department has been faced with the enormous challenge of maintaining sports fields, parks and greenbelts during one of the worst droughts in Cape Town’s history. When relief came following late rains and the subsequent lowering of water restrictions, it eased strict water limitations primarily for households and allowed a recovery period for municipal facilities to ensue. However, the Department is still facing a huge challenge when it comes to restoration of sports field to their pre-drought condition. Plans for rehabilitation of grass at…

  • Corobrik invests in the future

    Corobrik’s ongoing investment in new production facilities, new technologies, new products and the architects of the future have combined to open a whole world of new possibilities in brick architecture. The 32nd Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Award, which will be announced in Johannesburg in May 2019, is one such commitment to innovation and the future of South Africa’s built environment. Ruan Jansen van Rensburg from the Tshwane University of Technology, is this year’s regional winner. In addition to his prize of R10 0000, he will go on to compete against seven other talents from tertiary institutions countrywide for the national award. Kyle…

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Resilient Landscaping: Cape Resilient Landscaping Forum

Nov 23, 2018

                          RESILIENT LANDSCAPING: Written By Marijke Honig 1. How has climate change affected weather patterns in SA? The weather patterns are more unpredictable and extreme, for example there are prolonged dry seasons, then flooding.  We also experience wild swings from day to day – in Cape Town we had hot humid conditions and lightning in October followed by weeks of unusually cool weather, followed by a 40 C heat wave. And snow in mid November! The winters are becoming milder, which is an issue because fruit trees need a period…

Brave New World’s cultural vision paints a brighter future

Nov 23, 2018

Hong Kong’s New World Development and Nan Fung Group enlist artistic initiatives to rekindle community spirit and revitalise the city’s overarching sense of home “Creativity takes courage,”the French Fauvist painter Henri Matisse famously said. This is particularly true for property developers in growth-hungry but land-deprived Hong Kong. Artistic revitilisation, however, breathes new life into communities and properties. New narratives and purposes are created for the neighbourhoods, with initiatives that can range from curating art galleries, installations and workshops within a building such as H Queens, to an overhaul of an unused governmental or private complex like the PMQ. Hong Kong-listed…

Cape Town’s new Ratanga Junction development

Nov 21, 2018

This article was first published on The South African. for the original on this please click here Ratanga Junction, Cape Town’s iconic theme park which closed its doors earlier this year, is being transformed into a luxurious residential and commercial estate. The Ratanga Junction of old holds vivid memories for most Cape Town locals and visitors to the city alike. Opened 20 years ago, the theme park provided excitement and entertainment for the entire family. Hair-raising rollercoasters, candy floss, snake parks and water rides were all Ratanga staples for the city’s youth. Ratanga Junction: out with the old and in with…

Out & About at FutureScape Africa 2018

Nov 16, 2018

On The 1st of November 2018, Pro Landscaper hosted its first live trade event titled FutureScape Africa at the LookOut V&A Waterfront. We welcomed 412 delegates from around southern Africa and had a total of 560 people in attendance on this day with 44 SACLAP Registered Firms through our seminar registrations. We were blown away by the volume of delegates who joined us from Gauteng, KZN and neighbouring provinces and by the sheer need for an event of this type. We would certainly call this a great success and we are thrilled with the rate at which our initiatives are…

The New Retirement Landscape

Nov 16, 2018

The launch of phase 1 of The Village at Langebaan Country Estate, a retirement and lifestyle development on the West Coast, was announced at a recent pre-launch event. People who had registered their interest were invited to the event where they were able to pre-book their unit at The Village, on which construction is due to begin early next year. After years of plotting and planning, studying the changing landscape of retirement, and consulting experts in the field of active retirement, special needs and frail care, the group has planned The Village with the best interests of their residents in…

The Canadian Canoe Museum’s 1.5acre Green Roof

Nov 13, 2018

The Canadian Canoe Museum has announced that the Dalglish Family Foundation has made a $1.2 million commitment to its capital campaign. Camilla and Peter Dalglish, directors of the foundation and longtime supporters of the organization (see photo below), were at the museum on Monday (November 13th) for the announcement of the generous gift, which will support capital costs for the new facility to be built along the Peterborough Lift Lock on the Trent-Severn Waterway. The new museum’s 1.5-acre green roof—with its accessible boardwalk, extensive pollinator gardens and exhilarating views of the National Historic Site—will be named in their honour. The…

Thuli Masuku, the HR Director for Landscaping and Turf at Servest on what matters to her most in driving strategic human resources

Nov 11, 2018

Thuli Masuku, the HR Director for Landscaping and Turf at Servest is seasoned enough to affect, yet is energetic enough to bring effect, by boldly leveraging capabilities of colleagues, be it managers or entry level colleagues.  Having herself learned the ropes from the likes of Bonang Mohale, Business Leadership South Africa’s (BLSA) CEO, who she worked with at another organisation early in her career, of whom she says, had no dividing line in respect of hierarchy.  She says the same of her current CEO, Steve Wallbanks, who saw her potential and entrusted this role to her. “It is your early…

Landscaping and Gardening Services Industry Analysis & Outlook 2018-2022 by Marketresearchpro

Oct 12, 2018

Interesting statistics on a piece called “Documenting The Market Growth of Landscaping and Garden Services Industry: 2017-2015   Marketresearchpro has recently published a report named “Documenting The Market Growth Of Landscaping and Gardening Services Industry: 2017-2025” focussing on the Landscaping and Gardening Services which holds a huge market share in 2018 both in terms of value and volume. This report intends to study the developments of the Landscaping and Gardening Services market in, including its development status, applicant profiles and future trends, along with focus on the top players in the market. To understand all of it, this well-researched report…

South Africa’s Garden Day- Sunday 21 October 2018

Oct 5, 2018

We are celebrating South Africa’s Garden Day on Sunday 21 October 2018. Most of the year we plant, water, weed and mulch – work, in other words. Garden Day, however, is the time to reap the rewards of your labour. In other words, toss down that spade, invite family and friends around, kick back and appreciate the varied reasons why making a garden is so worthwhile! SO, WHAT MUST YOU DO ON GARDEN DAY? Celebrate your garden! How? Get Inspired In the lead up to Garden Day visit your local Garden Centre or nursery and get inspired! Visit the Life…