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Parks

Clean sweep for Mofolo Central

CITY Parks was out in force, cutting back overgrown grass, cleaning verges and picking up litter on open space during its third Blitz Wednesday.
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Kloofendal’s future discussed

A MEETING has been called for today to plot a way forward for Kloofendal Nature Reserve. All interested parties are invited to attend.
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Mosaic beautifies Brixton park

THE community turned out en masse in Kingston Frost Park for the unveiling of artworks that spell out the name of the venue in an initiative that drew in youth, artists and other residents.
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Doing gym under the blue sky

AN outdoor gym is being installed at Petrus Molefe Eco-Park, where people will be able to train and keep fit, all for free.
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Become the Biggest Loser

CITY Parks is again challenging its employees and zoo staff to get fit and healthy and lose unwanted kilos in its second Biggest Loser competition.
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City Parks tackles summer backlogs

JOHANNESBURG City Parks is hard at work tackling the seasonal maintenance backlog caused by recent heavy rains.
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History told in graves

THERE are 35 cemeteries under the control of City Parks, all of which help to archive the rich history of the city of gold.
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Biggest Loser revealed

IT’S been all about exercise and healthy eating at City Parks over the past few months, as staff have worked to lose the excess kilos and boost their health.
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Park to open for disabled kids

ROSE Park in Lenasia is changing – a public private partnership has raised funds to build a recreational space designed with disabled children in mind.
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Peaceful haven of remembrance

WEST Park Cemetery is a lush and treed resting place, where the purple jacaranda blooms offer solace to mourners.
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Heroes and martyrs remembered

STRIKING miners, union leaders and rich Randlords end up sharing common ground in death at Brixton Cemetery, which holds their graves of the city founders.
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Heroes buried at Avalon

THE biggest cemetery in South Africa lies in Soweto, as is the final resting place of many heroes of the struggle. It is also the site of the Mendi Memorial.
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Awards recognise City Parks' efforts

CITY Parks scooped the Green Collar Training Award and AgriSETA National Excellence Award in September in recognition of their efforts to develop skills and create employment, especially among the youth.
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Martyrs graves at Braamfontein

THE old Braamfontein Cemetery, filled with the city’s founders and freedom fighters, as well as ordinary citizens, reigns supreme as the grand old dame of Johannesburg’s cemeteries.
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Sisulus united at Newclare

THE Newclare Cemetery is the final resting place of leaders and ordinary people alike. It is also where the Walter Sisulu Memorial Garden is found.
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Park opens in inner city

AMID the concrete jungle there is an escape from the hooting of cars and the roaring of taxis, a place for sport or simply a bit of relaxation. Attwell Gardens Park has opened for play.
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City Parks honours workers

Awards for excellence were handed out to delighted tractor drivers, chainsaw operators, brush cutters and other City Parks employees.
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Waterval eases burial shortage

WATERVAL Cemetery was Joburg’s first new burial space in about a quarter of a century, allowing people in the north to bury their dead closer to home.
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Calm retreat for mourners

SPREAD across a koppie, with beautiful views of the highveld, the Diepsloot Memorial Park marries landscaping with indigenous flora to create a tranquil and beautiful burial spot.
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Celebrating with tree planting

TREES are being planted in Alexandra and Soweto for Nelson Mandela Day, which this year marks his 93rd birthday. Community members and local learners are helping.
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