Hon­ours for parks and zoo

The Star Early Edition - - METRO WATCH -

THE Jo­han­nes­burg City Parks and Zoo (JCPZ) has scooped two awards at the Cannes Lions Fes­ti­val in France.

The Cannes Lions Fes­ti­val hon­ours the best cre­ative work of the year across the spec­trum of branded com­mu­ni­ca­tion in the world. This year, it was held on June 24.

The win­ning ad­ver­tise­ments were part of the zoo’s se­ries of ad­ver­tise­ments ti­tled Frog, Snake, Bat and Bird.

The first bronze award was for the Out­door: Billboard and Street Posters cat­e­gory and the sec­ond was for the Out­door: Pub­lic Sec­tor Campaign cat­e­gory.

Mem­ber of the may­oral com­mit­tee for com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment, Nonhlanhla Si­fumba, said the recog­ni­tion was a re­mark­able achieve­ment, prov­ing that JCPZ and the city could com­pete with the best in the world.

“The city’s de­part­ment of com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment, which over­sees the en­tity, is de­lighted with this achieve­ment as it con­trib­utes to one of the city’s pri­or­i­ties of pro­vid­ing ser­vices with pride to the people.

“Well done to the man­age­ment and en­tire team of JCPZ.

“You have (made) Joburg one of the des­ti­na­tions of choice through this achieve­ment,” Si­fumba said.

In ad­di­tion, two of the JCPZ parks were crowned with four awards for “bench­mark and high­est in­dus­try stan­dard”.

The two parks – Bos­mont Park and West­dene Park – re­ceived two awards apiece, at the an­nual award cer­e­mony of the South African Land­scap­ers In­sti­tute (Sali), where the best in the land­scap­ing con­struc­tion in­dus­try were an­nounced.

The land­scap­ing com­pany that was re­spon­si­ble for the con­struc­tion of these two parks was Tswellapele.

The awards were:

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