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Wimpy rewards kind-hearted waiter

Following a story on Lead South Africa's Facebook page by Tertius Gous on the kindness of Vincent Mota (26), a waiter at Wimpy Canal Walk, Marius Koen, manager of Wimpy Canal Walk, has rewarded Mota with a shopping voucher. Gous explained that a disabled man was in an electric wheelchair and had...

Online courier-finding service launches in SA
Online courier-finding service launches in SA

CourierScout.co.za, an e-commerce application that finds couriers that match a user's requirements, was launched earlier this month. The service assesses the selected route and package information and returns with a list of price options. A CourierScout user can then compare available offerings from...

SA excels at helping poor

South Africa leads in using taxes and transfer payments to help the extremely poor, a World Bank report shows. "No other country of the 12 in the survey used its fiscal policy as effectively to reduce poverty," World Bank economist Catriona Purfield told The Times. The other countries surveyed...

Would a rosé by any other farm be as Grande?
Would a rosé by any other farm be as Grande?

The new Grande Provence Rosé 2014 is made in the classic crisp, dry Provençal style. The wine, made from 100% Franschhoek grapes, has a delicate fruity character with nuances of apple and fresh berries. The wine sells at R80 at the Grande Provence Tasting Room and purchases of 12 bottles or more...

New colours, flavours from Appletiser
New colours, flavours from Appletiser

Appletiser has added to its line of beverages with the launch of two new flavours under the Appletiser Colours range - Pink (Apple & Strawberry) and Amber (Apple & Peach). Both flavours are made with 80% real fruit juice and 20% water, resulting in the perfect balance of flavour. Appletiser Colours...

Fortress acquires Weskus Mall for R469,9m in cash
Fortress acquires Weskus Mall for R469,9m in cash

Fortress Income Fund (FFB‚ FFA) said on Monday it had acquired Weskus Mall for R469,9m in cash. The Western Cape-based centre is anchored by Checkers‚ Edgars‚ Game and Woolworths. The deal‚ which still requires the approval of the Competition Commission‚ represents a yield of 7.75%. Source: BDpro...

Wrangler launches 'Make your Own Track' campaign
Wrangler launches 'Make your Own Track' campaign

Wrangler has launched its Spring/Summer 2014 'Make your Own Track' campaign that calls on explorers to impress it with adventurous and creative stories of their journeys on Instagram. Daily prizes are available, with one winner receiving a R3000 Stuttafords voucher for the most creative story and...

Victoria's Secret to open in Sandton City
Victoria's Secret to open in Sandton City

Edgars, in partnership with Cosyro Retail, will launch the first Victoria's Secret Store in South Africa in November 2014 in Sandton City. The store will carry Victoria's Secret best selling beauty products, as well as a unique collection of luxury accessories, including bags and luggage, small...

Plush celebrates 50 years with competition
Plush celebrates 50 years with competition

Plush Professional Leather Care, manufacturer and distributor of a wide range of shoe, leather and household cleaning and care products, is celebrating its 50th birthday. To mark the occasion, Plush has developed a special birthday advertising creative campaign that will run in several top...

Click, Klink, voting open for wine tourism awards
Click, Klink, voting open for wine tourism awards

The Klink Awards is once again inviting foodies, wine lovers, outdoor adventurers and wine farm visitors to show their love and appreciation for South Africa's Winelands by voting for their favourite nominees in the annual consumer-driven, interactive wine tourism awards. Voting for the Klink Awards...

Pioneer to unbundle Quantum to shareholders

Pioneer Foods (PFG) said on Friday its board of directors had resolved to proceed with the unbundling of its interest in Quantum Foods to its shareholders. Quantum Foods will be listed on the JSE as a separate entity on an anticipated date of 6 October 2014. Source: Business Day via I-Net Bridge...

Getaway Show comes to Gauteng this week
Getaway Show comes to Gauteng this week

The Gauteng Getaway Show, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Vans, opens at the Coca-Cola Dome from 29-31 August 2014, with over 400 travel, outdoor and adventure brands under one roof. As in previous years, the stands will offer up the latest in interactive exhibits and experiential technology - from...

Haute Cabrière releases 2014 Unwooded Pinot Noir
Haute Cabrière releases 2014 Unwooded Pinot Noir

Haute Cabrière has released the 2014 vintage of its Unwooded Pinot Noir. Often described as a 'red white wine', it offers non-red wine drinkers an introduction to red wines. It is best enjoyed chilled and is an ideal match with pastas and salads, roast beef, lamb or duck. It is available from the...

Chenin Blanc becomes Seriously Cool
Chenin Blanc becomes Seriously Cool

click to enlargeWaterkloof has introduced a maiden Chenin Blanc to its Seriously Cool range. The Seriously Cool Chenin Blanc 2014 complements seafood dishes. The second vintage of Seriously Cool Cinsault, 2013, is now also available. Both retail at R95 per bottle and are available directly from...

Celebs participate in 'Slipper Day' initiative

As part of Reach for a Dreams' "Slipper Day" initiative, Wimpy visited the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital and Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, delivering meals and slippers to the children's wards at both hospitals and Reach for a Dream added to the fun and excitement, by...

Amstel launches light lager
Amstel launches light lager

The official launch of Amstel Lite at the end of last month heralded a 360° communications campaign, in which consumers are invited to make the most of every moment and grab the opportunities that come their way. The message of "Make Your Play" embodies the spirit of the brand. It will be brought to...

TGI Icon Brand Survey puts JC Le Roux in top wine brand
TGI Icon Brand Survey puts JC Le Roux in top wine brand

The 2014/2015 TGI Icon Brand Survey has listed JC Le Roux South Africa's top wine brand for the fourth consecutive year. Based on an extensive, countrywide consumer opinion poll, the survey lists typically South African brands that are loved, have a loyal following and instil a common experience in...

Franschhoek Uncorked Festival in September

The famed Franschhoek Uncorked Festival, which takes place 27-28 September 2014, will feature wineries in and around the valley highlighting limited releases wines, new releases and wine specials. Look forward to cellar and vineyard tours, food and wine pairings, art exhibitions and live...

Allée Bleue Wine Estate opens pizza, pasta eatery

The Allée Bleue Wine Estate in Franschhoek has opened a pizza, pasta eatery under the guidance of consultant chef Craig Cormack. Drawing inspiration from the valley's local produce, including the estate's own array of fresh herbs harvested daily, the delights include smoked feta, biltong spiced...

Clover issues cautionary

Shareholders in Clover Industries Limited are advised that the company has entered into negotiations which, if successfully concluded, may have a material effect on the price of the company's securities. Accordingly, shareholders are advised to exercise caution when dealing in the company's...

Ford, Toyota halt production

The Numsa strike has now seen Toyota and Ford halt production. For more:BD Live: Toyota and Ford halt output as strike bites... According to the BDive report, "disruption to car manufacturing comes as Numsa considers drawing in members from other sectors to intensify pressure on employers."...

Russell Hobbs signs with Primall Media

Russell Hobbs has signed a three-month campaign with Primall Media utilising lift banners, escalators and hanging banners within centre court areas in Sandton City, Canal Walk and Gateway, with Eastgate coming in on month three. The area selected at Eastgate is bold and impactful with the added...

Delheim offers 'Cheese Fondue & Jazz indulgences', every Sunday

Every Sunday afternoon during the months of July and August, Delheim offers 'Cheese Fondue & Jazz indulgences' with the Wicomb Jazz Trio 12.30-3.30pm. Tickets are R185 per person and bookings are essential. Contact Delheim at Tel +27 (0) 21 888 4607 or email document.write('' +...

Pepsi builds on 2014 football campaign

Earlier in the year Pepsi kicked off its global campaign with the announcement of the 2014 superstar football squad. As part of the campaign, it recently launched limited edition 'collectible cans', featuring the Pepsi global athletes such as Robin van Persie, David Luiz, Sergio Ramos, Sergio...

New Cap Classique from Krone

Twee Jonge Gezellen Estate has released its Méthode Cap Classique in a slightly sweeter version of its classic blend, the Krone Night Nectar 2011 Demi-sec Cap Classique. Demi-sec meaning 'half dry', makes it a perfect match for richer, creamier savoury dishes such as pâté or foods that...

Mini Port Festival on Sunday 27 July at Muratie

Muratie Estate in Stellenbosch, in conjunction with Juvenal Corks, will be hosting a Mini Port Festival from 10am to 4pm on Sunday 27 July with South Africa's top 10 port producers. The festival offers food stalls, the Muratie Farm Kitchen and purchases of port at cellar door prices. Due to limited...

Leopard's Leap closed for lunch during winter

Leopard's Leap Family Vineyards, in the Franschhoek Valley, will close its Rotisserie lunch offering for a winter break from 15 July to 5 August 2014. The wine tasting room and culinary shop will however still be open.

Olive Pride launches gift set

Olive Pride has launched its gift set in a red and gold gift card box designed to display complementary 250ml glass bottles of locally made Olive Pride Extra Virgin Olive Oil and imported Three Leaf Balsamic Vinegar. The box has a gift tag and homemade basil pesto recipe. The gift sets will...

May PPI for final manufactured goods at 8.7%
May PPI for final manufactured goods at 8.7%

The producer price index (PPI) for final manufactured goods - considered headline producer inflation - slowed to 8.7% year-on-year (y/y) in May after increasing by 8.8% y/y in April‚ Statistics South Africa said on Thursday, 26 June 2014. PPI was expected to have increased by 9.1% y/y in May‚ a...

Spur Corp renews cautionary on BEE deal
Spur Corp renews cautionary on BEE deal

Spur Corporation (SUR) said on Thursday, 26 June 2014, it was still involved in talks regarding the introduction of a black economic empowerment partner‚ which could have a material effect on its shares. "Accordingly‚ shareholders are advised to continue to exercise caution when dealing in the...

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