Food, travel and everything in-between: Cape Peninsula's Chef Hajie rises to her potential
Food, travel and everything in-between: Cape Peninsula's Chef Hajie rises to her potential

In celebration of #WomensMonth, Cape Peninsula's Chef Hajie takes some time away from the kitchen to talk about culinary art, food through to travel and fun in the kitchen and, most importantly, the many opportunities that exist for South African women in the food and hospitality industry...

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Hemelhuijs x So Yum = a taste of Cape Town's most divine
Hemelhuijs x So Yum = a taste of Cape Town's most divine

It was pure joy to my ears when I heard that Hemelhuijs had come to Johannesburg...

By Jessica Tennant 8 Aug 2018

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British Airways brings a real dining experience to SA air travel

British Airways has launched a new restaurant-style dining experience on all of its flights between Cape Town and Johannesburg, and London...

1 Aug 2018

Inaugural Willowton Group Infochef 2018 names Kayla Kuhlman as winner
Inaugural Willowton Group Infochef 2018 names Kayla Kuhlman as winner

The first-ever Willowton Group Infochef 2018 has named Kayla Kulman as its winner after she created innovative and exciting canapés at this year's event...

31 Jul 2018

SETA-accredited barista training opens global market for SA locals
SETA-accredited barista training opens global market for SA locals

South Africa's first SETA-accredited Barista Training Academy in Newton, Johannesburg has been launched and serves to "improve the quality of baristas' skills, employ more people and improve their earning ability."

24 Jul 2018

Growth in store for SA's first deaf-run coffee shop
Growth in store for SA's first deaf-run coffee shop

I Love Coffee, a Cape-based social enterprise that trains and employs deaf baristas to work as frontline staff in its stores, plans to open as many as five new outlets over the next twelve months...

19 Jul 2018

A focus on The Business of Wine & Food Tourism Conference 2018
A focus on The Business of Wine & Food Tourism Conference 2018

Marisah Nieuwoudt chats to tourist specialist and convener of the annual The Business of Wine & Food Tourism Conference, Margi Biggs about the 2018 edition of the event that takes place at Spier on 17 October...

By Marisah Nieuwoudt 28 Jun 2018

Voting now open for the 2018 World Travel Awards
Voting now open for the 2018 World Travel Awards

Members of the public have until 19 August 2018 to cast their votes...

22 Jun 2018

Skills development programme empowers SA youth in hospitality
Skills development programme empowers SA youth in hospitality

Youth unemployment remains one of the most pressing challenges in South Africa. To give expression to its mandate of job creation and poverty alleviation, the Department of Tourism approved the training of 500 learners as food safety assurers nationwide...

22 Jun 2018

Registration now open for The Business of Wine & Food Tourism Conference
Registration now open for The Business of Wine & Food Tourism Conference

Set to take place at the Spier Wine Estate in Stellenbosch on 17 October 2018, The Business of Wine & Food Tourism Conference, now in its third year, will feature a panel of local and international speakers who will centre their respective topics on the theme of innovation...

19 Jun 2018

Seychelles bans single-use plastic straws to protect environment
Seychelles bans single-use plastic straws to protect environment

"Retailers have been given to January 2019 to use their existing stock of plastic straws. We are going to start an intensive education programme as we also need to present importers with alternatives rather than just stating that we are imposing a ban."

11 Jun 2018

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Beat the winter blues with Jazz on the Bay at The41

The41 in Camps Bay has launched it's once a month Jazz on the Bay offering to help Capetonians battle the winter blues with a fantastic beachfront view, a blazing fireplace, the soulful sounds of live jazz and delicious food paired with some fantastic wines...

By Cari Coetzee 8 Jun 2018

JHP Gourmet Guide awarded best in the world by Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
JHP Gourmet Guide awarded best in the world by Gourmand World Cookbook Awards

The guide is essential for travellers and food lovers and features signature recipes from South Africa's top chefs...

5 Jun 2018

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Food security training programme equips youth in hospitality, creates better-trained workforce

"Our graduates are a living symbol of hope that we can bring for our people, by creating opportunities through training. This training programme proves just how much can be achieved when government, the private sector and communities work together to make our country a better place to live in..."

4 Jun 2018

SA Chefs training programme a positive for youth in hospitality
SA Chefs training programme a positive for youth in hospitality

"Youth employability is a priority for us as it not only builds the hospitality talent for the future, but it gives us the opportunity to invest in future leaders that will contribute to the South African economy..."

30 May 2018

Born for the kitchen: Riboville chef shares all
Born for the kitchen: Riboville chef shares all

Riboville offers a promise to continue delivering five-star service and top culinary experiences. Chef Kleynhans took some time to talk about culinary art, personal quirks, fun in the kitchen and more...

30 May 2018

The carbon footprint of tourism revealed (it's bigger than we thought)
The carbon footprint of tourism revealed (it's bigger than we thought)

The carbon footprint of tourism is about four times larger than previously thought, according to a world-first study published in Nature Climate Change...

By Arunima Malik & Ya-Yen Sun 15 May 2018

KZN, Durban open for business as it readies for Africa's #Indaba2018
KZN, Durban open for business as it readies for Africa's #Indaba2018

Underpinning Africa's Travel Indaba is tourism which energises economies and fuels the economic transformation of countries on the continent. Its benefits range from livelihoods improvement to export diversification...

7 May 2018

Government, Fedhasa address VAT increase concerns across SA hospitality industry
Government, Fedhasa address VAT increase concerns across SA hospitality industry

Fedhasa has been involved in on-going engagements with the government to not only deal with the VAT issue but also the impact of the recently introduced Sugar Tax and rising inflation...

2 May 2018

CHS, Ocean Basket partners to boost hospitality industry skills
CHS, Ocean Basket partners to boost hospitality industry skills

With an induction programme starting late last year, the training courses have continued with the Ocean Basket management team and has steadily filtered down to delivering skills to restaurant managers and staff...

25 Apr 2018

#WTMA18: Wesgro's water-offset tool for visitors to boost water-wise tourism
#WTMA18: Wesgro's water-offset tool for visitors to boost water-wise tourism

The tool allows visitors to the Cape to calculate their daily water usage, and then to offset this usage by donating money to water conservation projects...

23 Apr 2018

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Fusion and vision for The Gold Room by Chef Daniel Gamiche

We talk to the four Michelin star chef that will be opening a new restaurant at the QSL Private Members Club - Chef Daniel Gamiche...

18 Apr 2018

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A new era for the Quarter Kitchen

The Quarter Kitchen restaurant at the Portswood Hotel has undergone a name change, from The Quarterdeck, is introducing an intriguing new menu and a special cookbook packed with traditional Cape Malay recipes...

11 Apr 2018

Curios and epicurean delights at the Bay Harbour Market in Hout Bay
Curios and epicurean delights at the Bay Harbour Market in Hout Bay

If you live in Cape Town and you haven't paid the Bay Harbour Market in Hout Bay a visit, you really should get going. If you're visiting the Mother City, I highly recommend you make the market one of your stops. This happy hubbub of food, craft and music makes for a great day out...

By Cari Coetzee 11 Apr 2018

More opportunities to enter job-generating tourism industry
More opportunities to enter job-generating tourism industry

With South Africa being a top tourist destination, we need to be giving more people opportunities to enter this job-generating industry by equipping them with relevant skills...

3 Apr 2018

The Table Bay Hotel puts its best forward for 2018 Distell Inter Hotel Challenge
The Table Bay Hotel puts its best forward for 2018 Distell Inter Hotel Challenge

The 2018 Distell Inter Hotel Challenge, recognised as a platform for highlighting talent and expertise of trainees, will see Sun International's The Table Bay in Cape Town take part in its multi-faceted industry challenge...

28 Mar 2018

The private members club set to transform Africa
The private members club set to transform Africa

The QSL Members Club will be an incubator for Africa's leading lights, an organic platform for ideas to be birthed, connections to be forged and for plans to be set in motion...

By Cari Coetzee 27 Mar 2018

Shabeer Jhetam, CEO of The Glass Recycling Company and James Peech, Managing Director of The Peech Hotel
The top ten glass recycling hospitality businesses in and around Joburg

The Glass Recycling Company visited hospitality businesses in Johannesburg during March, acknowledging them for their green behaviour in embracing glass recycling and making it an integral part of their business...

26 Mar 2018

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Northern Cape tourism SMMEs to benefit from new business incubator

The Tourism Business Incubator, which has now officially been launched in the Northern Cape, is poised to improve the viability and sustainability of SMMEs. The incubator will provide business support interventions to 50 tourism enterprises...

22 Mar 2018

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Sun International takes necessary steps to address underperforming operations

"We have taken decisive action to address underperforming operations and to focus on both cost control and increasing efficiencies. The refurbishment of Sun City and the acquisition of Sun Slots have met expectations. However, other developments have fallen well short..."

20 Mar 2018

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