Honours for parks and zoo
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: