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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

THE City of Joburg will embark on a massive infrastructure development programme that will transform the city spatially and economically in the next three years says the Executive Mayor Mpho Parks Tau.

THE City of Johannesburg is to spend more than R110 billion on the provision of infrastructure over the next 10 years, Johannesburg Executive Mayor Clr Mpho Parks Tau said in his State of the City Address.

THE Executive Mayor Mpho Parks Tau will deliver the annual State of the City Address today, Thursday, 09 May 2013 at 11 am.

THE City of Johannesburg launched a major health awareness campaign as part of an on-going effort to boost residents' longevity and life expectancy in the city.

THE first lines were painted onto the centre court of the Arthur Ashe Tennis Complex in Jabavu Soweto ahead of Soweto Open.

THE City, in partnership with its entities and the community of Cosmo City, embarked on an Integrated Visible Service Delivery (IVSD) campaign.

SCHOOLCHILDREN at 36 schools are fed through food gardens planted by City Parks. They are also taught about gardening and the schools do the maintenance, so growing awareness and spreading skills.

A MASS clean-up is taking place in Cosmo City, the huge integrated housing development in northwestern Joburg. Verges are being mowed, shrubs trimmed and litter collected.

THE City of Johannesburg was named the host of the fifth biennial C40 Cities Mayors Summit in February next year.

Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo already have six outdoor green gyms installed, and more are on the way.

A GROUP of about 200 pupils from primary schools around Johannesburg attended an intensive three-hour lesson on the importance and value of wetlands.

WETLANDS are crucial systems for cleaning polluted water and saving run-off during floods. They play a vital role in nature, and are a focus of conservation.

THERE was an air of excitement at Kremetart Park in Eldorado Park where people came in numbers to take part in a health awareness campaign organised by the City of Joburg.

VEGETATION in Joburg has grown prolifically, thanks to the warm sun and summer rains. This has led to an unavoidable backlog in City Parks maintenance, and residents have been asked to help out by cleaning up their own pavements.

THE Executive Mayor of the City of Johannesburg Mpho Parks Tau has congratulated the people of Johannesburg for making the 29th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations – which came to a spectacular end on Sunday night a memorable one.

THE Orange African Cup of Nations South Africa 2013 Opening Ceremony has set the tone for the celebration of the African football.

AFTER a lifetime of working for peace and democracy, and the upliftment of all, Amina Cachalia will be remembered for her contribution to the improvement of the lives of women in South Africa.