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JOHANNESBURG City Parks will make a number of parks across Johannesburg available to hold memorial services to bid farewell to Nelson Mandela, the City's most revered resident. The services will be held during the official ten days of mourning announced by the Presidency earlier this month.

EXPRESSIONS of grief and condolence have poured in from across the world after former president, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and statesman, Nelson Mandela, the world's icon of reconciliation, compassion and goodwill, died at home in Houghton, Johannesburg, at 20h50 on the night of 5 December 2013. He was 95.

THE Johannesburg Zoo is inviting Joburgers to join in its Tree of Light ceremony this December, to honour and remember those living with terminal illnesses.

INDIGENOUS Zulu and Bapedi sheep have been moved to Johannesburg Zoo's Ruitkuil conservation farm in Parys, where breeding will be promoted to protect their genetic material and bloodlines.

JOBURG Park's brand-new Porcupine Park, south of the city, is sure to delight Lehae residents with its green spaces and play equipment for youngsters.

ANOTHER award has been handed to Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo, this time in the form of a PMR.Africa Diamond award for good corporate governance.

THE Roodepoort Rotary Club launched its Planet Walk programme at the Kloofendal Nature Reserve.

AS urbanisation encroaches on the small spotted genet's habitat, it seeks shelter in residential areas, but faces shooting, poisoning and trapping threats.

A NEW initiative at the Kloofendal Nature Reserve brings heavenly bodies down to Earth with a to-scale model of our solar system.

JOHANNESBURG City Parks and Zoo have identified and charged a number of stonemasons stealing tombstones from the city's cemeteries.

Urban agriculture initiatives are a key component of the City of Johannesburg’s food security plans to deliver employment opportunities and nutritionally balanced food to disadvantaged families 

SPOOKS and snakes and ghosts and giraffes will all trick out in their beastly best to scare and delight Zoo visitors at Howloween.

A THIRD pair of critically endangered wattled cranes in the recovery programme run by Johannesburg Zoo has laid an egg. This is a milestone, having taken more than five years to get there.

WITH their sharp teeth and fearsome claws bears inspire fear; but though they are dangerous animals they also have a playful side.

THE One Young World Summit saw youth unemployment tabled for the first time, with young leaders from around the world seeking unique solutions to the problem.

THE Joburg Zoo brings young and old together to celebrate World Animal Day with exciting animal demonstrations and exhibitions.

IN the past few weeks there have been several reports of brown hyenas in and around Johannesburg.

THE City of Johannesburg Environmental Health Directorate celebrated the World Environmental Health Day on Wednesday, 25 September 2013 at Thokoza Park in Soweto.

JOHANNESBURG is proud to be the host of the fourth One Young World Summit.

IN partnership with Nedbank and Cangro, the Speaker of the Council, Councillor Conny Bapela, visited the M.C. Weiler School in Alexandra to launch the Tomato in a Can Garden Project.

THE brown hyena that was on the loose in the city’s northern suburbs is recovering at the Johannesburg Zoo.

JOHANNESBURG is hosting the One Young World Summit, a gathering of the most exceptional young leaders on the planet. The focus is on finding solutions to local, regional and global challenges, with a special focus on education and sustainable development.

ARBOR Week was a celebration of trees, greenery and biodiversity at the Joburg Zoo, where over a thousand schoolchildren learned about their environment. Plans for links to Zoo Lake were also discussed.

IT'S a special week in the plant world – Arbor Week – when people are encouraged to plant trees and learn about the environment. Plenty of activities are planned by the City.

CNN International is flighting a series called The City, which includes Joburg and Rea Vaya in its examination of how climate change is affecting five of the world’s leading cities.

DURING Arbor Week, everyone was encouraged to pitch in and plant a tree.

AREAS flagged in the African Association of Zoos and Aquaria are being cleaned and repaired as the Joburg Zoo prepares for its 110th birthday. The cleaning blitz is being held over two days.

JOHANNESBURG City Parks and Zoo (JCPZ) will be carrying out its annual safety and health required maintenance at the Joburg Zoo.

CAREERS in science and technology are the focus of National Science Week, running at a variety of venues in Johannesburg. There is something for everyone, from veterinarian science to performances explain options and subject choices.

THE Johannesburg Botanical Gardens and Emmarentia Dam has got the nod from TripAdvisor, placing it among the best in the world.