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November/December 2015 | Volume 1, Issue 3

November/December 2015


November/December 2015



LET’S HEAR IT FROM ’Tis the season, and Pro Landscaper Africa is in the festive spirit as we bring you an issue packed with exciting projects and inspiration to last you far into the new year. Following on from the success of our UK and Gulf publications, Pro Landscaper Africa is quickly establishing itself as a valued platform for the industry to exchange ideas and find inspiration in one place. We pride ourselves on our commitment to the landscaping community in southern Africa and are constantly in search of business ideas, innovative trends, the latest products, and inspiring projects and initiatives that support and progress our landscaping community. This month, Marcel Oudejans and Mike Laws, whose combined business acumen can inspire and enlighten us as industry professionals, both return as contributors to our business

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segment. Megan Taylor is a lecturer at Unisa and is in the process of writing her doctorate, which highlights irrigation and water management. We welcome her to our opinions section, where she provides some pertinent views regarding water management in South Africa. Our products pages also highlight the importance of water in the region, paying tribute to soil and irrigation products that are not only highly recommended on the market but are also both waterwise and environmentally aware. We have exciting projects to show you, including the residential Houghton estate by GREENinc, a commercial GREEN university piece by Outline Landscape Architects and an international portfolio by Planning Partners International for Azuri Resort Town on the idyllic island of Mauritius. The interview in this month’s edition is with

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CNdV’s multi-award-winning Tanya de Villiers and Herman de Lange, who tell us about a thrilling new venture they are embarking on with the launch of the cndv landscape architects division. If you have any exciting projects or would like to contribute to our magazine in any way, I would love to hear from you. We also publish an application for your smartphone and an online version of the magazine, so it is easy to keep up to date with all the latest news during the festive season. We look forward to the new year and an exhilarating 2016 in the landscaping industry. Rest assured, Pro Landscaper Africa will be there to capture its many moments. Look out for our January edition. You can email all enquiries and feedback to I look forward to hearing from you.

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Pro Landscaper Africa / November/December 2015


Pro Landscaper Africa November/December 2015