Ruth is the production manager at Bizcommunity, as well as a editor of the Lifestyle section.


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Five reasons to stay at Majeka House in Stellenbosch

Tucked away in the suburbs of Stellenbosch is Majeka House, a hidden oasis of luxury, filled with a lush garden, beautiful and uniquely styled rooms, exquisite dining, a glamorous spa and, oh yes, countless pigs.

By Ruth Cooper 38 minutes ago

#EntrepreneurMonth: Supporting disadvantaged artists through the Grassroots Art Project

Poor working conditions, minimum access to beneficial networks and lack of skills and resources for promotion are just a few of the challenges that disadvantaged artists face when aiming to make viable careers from their creativity.

By Ruth Cooper 20 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Discovering young designers with the SAFW New Talent Search

South African Fashion Week (SAFW) will be showcasing 53 2018 autumn/winter collections at the Sandton City Rooftop in Johannesburg on 24 October 2017.

By Ruth Cooper 18 Oct 2017

Invoking debate - Q&A with Zeitz MOCAA curator Mark Coetzee

The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art has seen well over the estimated amount of visitors stream through its doors since opening this past Heritage Weekend and executive director and chief curator Mark Coetzee predicts that interest and traffic will only increase.

By Ruth Cooper 4 Oct 2017

Bastille chats SA tour

In 2014, British rockers Bastille played to sold-out crowds in South Africa. Now, with the launch of their second album, Wild World, they return to tour Cape Town, Joburg, and Durban early next month. We got in touch with keyboardist Kyle Simmons to find out what fans can expect.

By Ruth Cooper 29 Sep 2017

New Asian inspired seafood eatery Firefish opens at V&A

It's not even been open a month, but the new East Asian inspired seafood grill eatery Firefish looks set to be the place to dine this summer season.

By Ruth Cooper 28 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: A new way of retail with Now Showing

Now Showing is a constantly evolving boutique store, gallery and events space that recently opened its doors at 109 Waterkant Street in Cape Town.

By Ruth Cooper 20 Sep 2017

Foodies meet #Brewfood - Beerhouse launches new menu and food trend

Remember a time before craft beer? Strange to think that only a few years back, your local beer options were pretty much Castle or Black Label. Now beers come artfully packaged and flavoured with anything from cinnamon to pineapple...

By Ruth Cooper 14 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: South Africa first with new Feastfox app

Feastfox, a spontaneous dining-out app, which recently launched in South Africa aims to take the hassle out of last minute restaurant hunting and booking. We got in touch with co-founder Stuart Murless for #InnovationMonth.

By Ruth Cooper 7 Sep 2017

Art that empowers - Q&A with FNB JoburgArtFair producer Nicole Siegenthaler

With the theme Looking Back and Looking Forward, the 10th edition of FNB JoburgArtFair predominately showcases female artists, with an emphasis on reflection, progression and diversity.

By Ruth Cooper 31 Aug 2017

Eight noteworthy stops along Route 62

A road trip along South Africa's picturesque Route 62, which meanders from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, is a travel adventure that uniquely captures the welcoming, quaint and quirky sides of the Western and Eastern Cape.

By Ruth Cooper 17 Aug 2017

#WomensMonth: #MBFWJ17 profile on Leigh Shubert

Local fashion designer Leigh Shubert will be showcasing her latest Spring/Summer collection at the upcoming Mercedes-Benz Joburg Fashion Week. We got in touch with her to find out more.

By Ruth Cooper 16 Aug 2017

#WomensMonth: Ruff Tung launches inclusive collection

Local fashion label Ruff Tung will be launching their new inclusive collection at the upcoming Mercedes-Benz Joburg Fashion Week. The collection aims to create quality garments for women of all sizes.

By Ruth Cooper 8 Aug 2017

#CSIMonth: Samara Game Reserve celebrates 20 years of rehabilitation

This coming November Samara Luxury Private Game Reserve in the Great Karoo celebrates its 20th anniversary. We got in touch owner Sarah Tompkins to get the behind the scenes info on this unique reserve as well as their conservation efforts and upcoming developments.

By Ruth Cooper 28 Jul 2017

Calling all EDM artists - Das Kapital wants you on his next album

DJ, producer and co-founder of Do Work Records, Das Kapital, is calling on music producers and artists across South Africa to submit tracks for possible inclusion in his upcoming album Das Kapital Presents Overtime Volume 2, due to be released in October 2017. We got in touch with him to find out more.

By Ruth Cooper 24 Jul 2017

Head to Boschendal for a perfect winter getaway

Like many other millennials, I live in a small flat in the city where space comes at serious premiums and peace and quiet often needs to be found at yoga studios - because of this, I always jump at the chance to head out of town and play country-house-living.

By Ruth Cooper 21 Jul 2017

#StartupStory: THAT Network helps creatives find clients

South African based entrepreneurs, Shakirah Sky Dramat and Wayne Hipe Robertson, recently relaunched THAT Network, a startup, which aims to create a sustainable creative industry...

By Ruth Cooper 11 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Cultivating a culture of food sharing

Chef Ammaarah Petersen is on a mission to help feed, teach, and uplift communities through food and invites Capetonians to share their good deeds and food experiences on a new social media platform,

By Ruth Cooper 5 Jul 2017

French flair with a local twist for Grande Provence's new winter menu

No need to travel to Paris or Bordeaux to experience quality French food, beautiful settings and award-winning wine. Grande Provence, a heritage wine estate, on the outskirts of Franschhoek is sure to get you into a joie de vivre frame of mind.

By Ruth Cooper 4 Jul 2017

#StartupStory: Easy home cooking with Gutsy Green

Adulting can be hard; 9-5's, bills to pay, groceries to shop, social lives to maintain, health to keep in check, it's a constant balancing act. One activity that often takes a back seat with busy schedules is cooking at home. Often, it's just so much easier to grab a readymade meal from woollies or call up Uber Eats.

By Ruth Cooper 3 Jul 2017

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