Johannesburg City Parks

Champion tree at Wits is over 100 years old

It comes as no surprise that Johannesburg holds the title for the biggest man-made forest in the world.

Towards sustainable human settlements

Spatial planning underpins development.

Greening Soweto one park at a time

The divide between green and dusty suburbs is narrowing with a renewed focus on bringing parks to previously disadvantaged areas.

Reducing waste to landfill

Pikitup's waste minimisation and recycling initiatives aimed at fulfilling Joburg 2040 priority and promoting a cleaner Johannesburg

Food gardens bring relief

The acting managing director of Johannesburg City Parks, Bryne Maduka, urged residents to start their own food gardens in the city.

Open-air gyms help everyone exercise

Executive mayor Parks Tau tried out a cross trainer.

Trees tell the rich history of Joburg

Joburg may be known as the City of Gold, but with all its trees, Joburg's colour is definitely green.

Service delivery is vital to success

A successful, though challenging year, has put in place key initiatives to support a better life for all

Citizens help to shape shared goal for Joburg’s parks

Public participation and political will underscore the city's parks department's continued success


South African tourism to be hit hard by coronavirus

The stream of about 100 000 Chinese tourists to South Africa each year has dried up for now, MPs told

Public transport inequality

The Competition Commission’s market inquiry reveals that South Africa’s public transport system remains skewed by class, advantaging middle- and high-income earners

Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid-era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

Press Releases

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

Making sense of tax-free savings and investment

Have you made the most of your tax-free investment contributions?

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.