JPOMA Webinar: Heat Pumps

JPOMA will be hosting a webinar on Heat Pumps on the 7th of October 2021, from 13h00 – 15h00.

Draft Programme
Rental Data Update – Michelle Dickens TPN
How heat pumps work and basic heat pump design
Design and Installation Flaws
Heat pump options and add on
Reticulation and lagging
Operational, maintenance and financial implications
Developers Perspective

Click HERE to register

You are welcome to forward this invitation.

Call for nominations: Growing Gauteng Together 2030 panel

MEC for Economic Development, Agriculture and Environment Mpho Parks Tau invites nominations of candidates to serve as members of the GGT2030 technical advisory panel committee.

The closing date for the submission of nominations is 25 August 2021.

For more information contact Mr Phineas Thosago, Acting Chef Director: Sector and Industry Development or

Survey – Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo: Use of Parks and Green Spaces During Covid

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the lives of Johannesburg’s different communities. Periods of stringent lockdown and shifts in the ways in which people are able to access opportunities, work, live and move within the city have also seen changes in the use of parks and green spaces.

The City of Johannesburg’s parks and green space agency, Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo (JCPZ), is conducting this survey to understand how those who live and work in the city have been using City-run parks and green spaces (including nature reserves, koppies and botanical gardens) during this period. JCPZ hopes to understand how these spaces are being used and what new needs are emerging.

For many, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of open space – and with this, the opportunities that parks and green spaces could provide. JCPZ would like to use this research process to inform their COVID-19 recovery programmes, and to improve the design and management of City-run parks and green spaces so that they are more welcoming, inclusive, and better able to meet everyone’s needs. Consolidated findings will be shared via the website,

These are your parks and green spaces. JCPZ would love to hear from you and your stakeholders! As such, JCPZ would greatly appreciate it if your organization could distribute the link to this survey across your networks. The survey can be accessed here or by cutting and pasting this link:

The survey should take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Participation is voluntary.

By completing the survey, participants will also have the opportunity to enter a lucky draw for a number of giveaways: 15 picnic hampers; 25 picnic blankets; 50 vouchers for entrance into the Johannesburg Zoo.

Should you have any questions, please send these to the following email address:

JCPZ would like to thank you in advance for your assistance with this process.

Ayanda Roji
GM: Corporate Research And Knowledge Management

Proposed extensions to the Gauteng Rapid Rail Integrated Network (GRRIN)

The public is requested to submit comments on the proposed extensions to the Gauteng Rapid Rail Integrated Network (GRRIN) by 15 August 2021. View technical and route information and comment by following the links on the Gautrain website HERE

There will be further opportunities to make submissions as the development of the project progresses.

Here’s the phase one route Gautrain are envisioning (Little Falls to Marlboro) as the first step towards enhancing the Gautrain rapid rail system that links Tshwane, Johannesburg and Ekurhuleni:

The route will start at the new Little Falls station, which will be located to the east of Hendrik Potgieter Road in Willowbrook.
Leaving Little Falls station, the route will follow a north-easterly direction towards Zandspruit, where it will pass to the west of Jackal Creek Golf Estate.
The route will then change to a south-easterly direction where it will run to the new Cosmo City elevated station.
Leaving Cosmo City station, the route will continue in a south-easterly direction towards the new Randburg underground station, passing through North Riding, Olivedale, Bryanston and Ferndale.
The route will continue in a south-easterly direction through Randburg, Bordeaux and Hurlingham.
Once it has reached Sandhurst, the route will change direction towards the existing Sandton station (upgraded underground station).
Leaving Sandton station, the route will run in a north-easterly direction through Sandton, Sandown, Marlboro and Alexandra towards the existing Marlboro station, which will be upgraded.