JAN, a restaurant in the south of France owned and run by South African-born chef, Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen, has been awarded a Michelin Star, as Jan Hendrik becomes the first South African to receive this honour. On the announcement, the chef was quoted on his Instagram feed as saying, "This is where I say. Dreams do come true." The restaurant was also voted as one of the best restaurants in the world by Condé Nast Traveller in 2015.
Issued by Penguin Random House SA 4 Feb 2016
Penguin Random House will be publishing Marita van der Vyver's next novel in Afrikaans and English. Titled Misverstand in Afrikaans, the story is set over a few days in Paris, where a failed South African writer finds himself in the company of a young au pair during the terrorist attacks of 13 November 2015.
Issued by Penguin Random House SA 3 Feb 2016