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OPEN spaces, nature walks, and night and day tours at the zoo are just some of the attractions on offer for Joburgers in the City's open green spaces.

THE spectacular musical fountains at Wemmer Pan in Pioneer Park will be open this festive season.

TONIGHT you can catch the Soweto Gospel Choir as they rejoice in the life of Nelson Mandela as part of the Soweto Festival of Light. The event starts at 4pm at the Mofolo South Nursery.

JOHANNESBURG City Parks and Zoo and the City of Joburg's Emergency Services were alerted to a fire at one of the two restaurants at the Joburg Zoo on Friday night.

IN a moving ceremony, Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo employees bid Madiba a fond farewell in song, prayer and poetry.

ARRIVING as a young man in the electric city of Johannesburg, Nelson Mandela rose to become the face of a people oppressed, and eventually a symbol of forgiveness and reconciliation as South Africa's first black president. City Parks pays tribute to an extraordinary life lived in service.

IN honour of a lifetime spent pursuing equality for all South Africans, the City of Johannesburg, in 2005, bestowed the Freedom of the City on its most revered resident, Nelson Mandela.

THE second annual Soweto Festival of Light this year pays tribute to former South African president, Nelson Mandela. The eight-day festival is a delight for children and will feature praise singing and a memorial candle to honour Madiba's memory.

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.

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

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.