File picture: Matthews Baloyi/Independent Media

Johannesburg - Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo (JCPZ), which scooped two awards at the Cannes Lions Festival in France, has been lauded by the City of Johannesburg.

"Congratulations to Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo for scooping two awards at this year’s Cannes Lions Festival in France," said the City of Johannesburg in a statement issued on Friday by MMC for Community Development, Nonhlanhla Sifumba.
 
The festival, which honours the best creative work of the year across the spectrum of branded communication in the world, was held on 24 June 2017.

Sifumba said the winning advertisements were part of the Zoo’s series of advertisements entitled “Frog, Snake, Bat and Bird”.

"The first bronze award was for the Outdoor – Billboard and Street Posters-category, and the second award was for the Outdoor (Public Sector Campaign)-category," Sifumba said.

"This is a remarkable achievement proving that JCPZ and the City of Johannesburg can compete with the best in the world. The 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 of Johannesburg.".

In another recent development Sifumba said two of the JCPZ parks were crowned with four awards for “benchmark and highest industry standard.  

Boston Park and the upgraded Westdene Park – both received two awards, at the annual award ceremony of the South African Landscapers Institute. 

African News Agency