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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.

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.