City Parks news

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.

JOHANNESBURG'S newest Xtreme Park was completed in Sophiatown on Friday 19 July, the second of a two-day clean-up joined by mayors and delegates from major cities around the world who are in town for the Metropolis conference of global urban leaders.

PROJECTS undertaken by Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo and its private sector partners on Nelson Mandela International Day were designed to make a difference beyond just the day.

DOZENS of Johannesburg City Parks & Zoo employees and their counterparts at leading energy company Sasol jointly spent 67 minutes of their time on Mandela Day – on Thursday July 18 – giving two schools in Eldorado Park, south of Johannesburg, much-needed makeovers in honour of the world icon’s selfless contribution to humanity.

THE state-of-the-art, multimillion-rand leisure facility was built in just 48 hours in Sophiatown and is a unique, city-run spatial planning initiative that hopes to transform the Johannesburg landscape.

THE City of Johannesburg held several events to mark former president Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday on Thursday July 18.

TWO municipal-owned entities – City Parks and the Joburg Zoo – have merged into a single company, focused on delivering the goals entrenched in Joburg 2040, the City’s long-term vision.

THE zoo is a long-standing landmark in the city of gold. It was established more than a century ago, and has grown in size and stature since then, adding conservation and breeding programmes to its value. And it's still one of the most popular places to visit.

ITS award-winning Xtreme Park concept is being taken to Sophiatown, where Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo will build a green lung in the historic suburb.

IF you're on Twitter, and you want to get the inside story straight from the source, follow BG, the world's first tweeting animal. BG is a honey badger at Joburg Zoo, and his handle is @zootweetslive – true story.

OWLS are on the agenda at the Johannesburg Zoo in July. There will be tours, talks and a movie for children, all to do with discovering more about these enigmatic creatures.

ON 16 June, the City of Johannesburg hosted a number of events to celebrate the country's youths and honoured those who lost their lives in defence of their right to quality education.

THE countdown to this year's Metropolis Meeting officially kicked off late last week with the launch of the City of Johannesburg's "Seed Collection Campaign", an initiative that seeks to rally residents to join hands with the City and fight against hunger and food insecurity.

IN South Africa, the Groen Sebenza Jobs Fund will be launched to mark World Environment Day. Internationally, the day is focusing on food waste, with the theme "Think.Eat.Save".

SOUTHERN Africa's largest bird fair, the Sasol Bird Fair, was held at the Johannesburg Zoo on the 25 and 26 of May 2013.

THE Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo is excited by the City's Healthy Lifestyles campaign, which is in line with its vision of a green future.

FINANCE portfolio head Geoffrey Makhubo allocates R693-million to City Parks and Zoo, with R373.9-million going towards projects and new parks.

THE "City of Gold" is one of fastest-growing hubs for global business meetings and other major international events.

THANK you for celebrating with us! We are grateful for the support received from the public attending the wonderful day, as well as the partnerships from 702 and Spar

Thank you for celebrating with us! We are grateful for the support received from the public attending the wonderful day, as well as the partnerships from 702 and Spar