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TOP African and South African artists, close to 900 cast members; and over 1000 costumes have been produced for the grand opening of the Orange Africa Cup of Nations 2013 opening ceremony all in Johannesburg.

KEEN soccer follower who want to watch all the 32 Orange Afcon matches being played throughout the country can catch the games at any of the nine public viewing areas throughout the city.

THE City of Joburg is ready to host the 29th edition of the Orange Africa Cup of Nations tournament, Johannesburg Executive Mayor Mpho Parks Tau confidently declared this week.

Pioneer Park Fountains to be switched on 1 Dec to mark World Aids Day


JOHANNESBURG City Parks, scooped the prestigious, 1st Place Gold Award and two additional Gold Awards at the UNEP-endorsed Liveable Communities Awards in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi.

RESIDENTS of Lenasia, south of Johannesburg, have turned a wetland into a beautiful park for all to enjoy.

THOSE who died in accidents on the city's roads were remembered at a moving ceremony held to open City Parks’ Garden of Healing in Braamfontein.

THE City of Joburg further tightened its screws on fraud and corruption when it embarked on a massive and unprecedented anti-corruption drive on Wednesday October 24, clearing the way to the creation of a clean corporate governance culture.

Johannesburg City Parks, the custodians of greening will be marking World Food Day on 16 October 2012 by intensifying its call to residents, business and the media to support the rollout of community-based food gardens in Joburg. 

JOHANNESBURG City Parks, the custodians of greening will be marking World Food Day on 16 October 2012 by intensifying its call to residents, business and the media to support the rollout of community-based food gardens in Joburg.

RESIDENTS of Eldorado Park, south of Johannesburg, are the latest beneficiaries of the ongoing partnership between the City of Joburg and Green Outdoor Gym.

THE Sandton Central Park was officially opened to the public by Johannesburg City Parks on Tuesday September 11.

“EVERY year, Joburg bursts into spring with a flurry of festivals, activities and events, encouraging all to celebrate the new season by getting out and about - and this year is no different,” says Phelisa Mangcu, Acting CEO, Joburg Tourism.

THE Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has recognised the greening efforts of Joburg and its City Parks entity, handing it the 2012 Arbor City Award.

CITY Parks will celebrate Arbor Week at the Pioneer Musical Fountains with great sounds from Ray Phiri, Theo Kgosinkwe and other artists.

JOHANNESBURG will, once again, host South Africa’s premier celebration of the arts when the annual Arts Alive Festival hits the streets and theatres of the City in September for the 20th year in a row.

AN infestation of dassies has been reported in parts of Joburg, with the animals leaving reserves and invading homes. In response, a culling programme will be introduced.

A NEW neighbourhood is planned for Soweto – called Oasis – that will have residential, retail, recreation and business facilities. There are also plans for Lanseria.

CITY Parks is going all out this year to celebrate Madiba’s 94th birthday. It is planting 94 trees in each city region, among other humanitarian efforts.

EXERCISE equipment should keep City Parks’ biggest loser trim after he lost 10kg – 13 percent of his body weight – in the utility’s healthy living competition.

MORE than 100 youngsters celebrated World Environment Day at a camp this week, where they learnt how to combat climate.

PROTECTING the environment, highlighting the implications of dumping and empowering youth are just some of the initiatives City Parks will undertaking during the month of June.

THE second outdoor gym has opened in Joburg, this time in Diepsloot. Excited residents greeted the opening, and were keen to learn how to use the equipment.

THE final resting place of Afrikaans anti-apartheid activist Beyers Naudé will be declared a national heritage site, one of about 28 heritage projects for the year.

IT is hoped that the garden will expose student to phytol-medicine and teach them about a wider range of healing strategies from different traditions.

PEOPLE are flocking to the outdoor gym at Petrus Molefe Eco Park, where regular morning aerobics classes are always full.

PLANTING trees and learning about medicinal herbs are some of the activities being held to mark Earth Day, when the natural environment is the focus.

CITY Parks was out in force, cutting back overgrown grass, cleaning verges and picking up litter on open space during its third Blitz Wednesday.

A CHILDCARE centre in Alexandra has a fruit and vegetable garden that is expected to add to food security for the community.

THERE are aliens in our midst and they must be annihilated – invasive alien plant species, that is, and City Parks is targeting them for removal.