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


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#YouthMonth: Top young chef Katlego Mlambo

Semi-finalist of the 2015 San Pellegrino Young Chef competition and former chef at Ruste en Vrede, Katlego Mlambo chats to us about TV cheffing, food trends and emojis for #YouthMonth.

By Ruth Cooper 18 hours ago

A forest getaway at Platbos

A two-hour drive from Cape Town, and just past Stanford, is a magical green oasis in the form of an ancient milkwood forest. Somewhat of an anomaly this lush 40 hectare forest has survived and flourished against all odds...

By Ruth Cooper 1 day ago

The bounty of Babylonstoren

Fortunately, my line of work allows me to dine and drink at some of our best local offerings (no complaints here); however last Friday was the first time that I was lucky enough to experience the amazing Babel at Babylonstoren in Paarl.

By Ruth Cooper 24 Jun 2016

#YouthMonth: Q&A with Palesa Mokubung

Award-winning designer and creator of Afro-chic fashion label Mantsho, Palesa Mokubung chats to us for #YouthMonth about her newly opened store, as well as fashion and youth culture in SA.

By Ruth Cooper 23 Jun 2016

Discover Paarl in winter

I have to say that Paarl hasn't really registered on my list of places to explore, besides a trip to the beautiful Laborie Wine Farm last year.

By Ruth Cooper 20 Jun 2016

#YouthMonth: The Instagram King, Gareth Pon

When taking a scroll through Gareth Pon's insta feed it's easy to see why he was crowned Top African Instagrammer in both 2014 and 2015.

By Ruth Cooper 1 Jun 2016

Autumn indulgence in Elgin

A stay in one of the air stream trailers at Old Mac Daddy in Elgin has been on my bucket list since they opened.

By Ruth Cooper 31 May 2016

Gerald Clark, the nomadic Afro-Boer

After the release of recent album 'AfroBoer & The Golden Goose' Gerald Clark packed his tent and his 'Golden Goose' (his gf) and hit the road, embracing the nomadic life while touring the new album all over the country. We sent him a few questions to find out more.

By Ruth Cooper 23 May 2016

#AfricaMonth: Umlilo the post-kwaito pop prince(ss)

Musician and artist Umlilo is awe-ing local and international markets with his unique post-kwaito electronica, socially conscious lyrics and gender-bending avant garde style.

By Ruth Cooper 18 May 2016

#AfricaMonth: Q&A with Loyiso Madinga

2014 Savanna Newcomer Award winner Loyiso Madinga, who is also performing at the forthcoming 2016 awards, answers a few quick Q&As with us for Bizcommunity's #AfricaMonth.

By Ruth Cooper 16 May 2016

The rolling hills of Brahman

The bathroom at the Oribi self-catering cottage at Brahman Hills in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands is an exhibitionist's dream come true - a shrinking violet's worst nightmare.

By Ruth Cooper 21 Apr 2016

Game reserve getaway

An hour's drive from King Shaka International Airport in Durban is the secluded Tala Collection Private Game Reserve. Boasting up-close-and-personal game spotting of giraffe, rhino, zebra and so much more this reserve is a perfect itinerary stop if exploring the KZN area.

By Ruth Cooper 20 Apr 2016

#CommerceMonth: Q&A with Cape Union Mart Group

We chat to Georgia Barry e-commerce manager of iconic South African retail brand Cape Union Mart. Gathering insights into their three sub brands; Poetry, Old Khaki and the recently launched Tread+Miller as well as trends in the local online retail spheres.

By Ruth Cooper 19 Apr 2016

My head is an animal for Monsters and Men

The weather remained on the gloomy side, however we twirled our whiskers and fluffed our fur and scampered forth into the I of the Storm in the gardens botanical to Dirty Our Paws and give praise to the awe-evoking grouping Of Monsters and Men.

By Ruth Cooper 1 Apr 2016

#BrandManagerMonth - Sophie Doherty of Big Concerts

Sophie Doherty, the marketing manager of Big Concerts, gives us insight into the brand management of South Africa's biggest promoter.

By Ruth Cooper 24 Mar 2016

The Swiss Adventure Part 2 - Curling and Klosters

Day two in Switzerland dawned clear and sunny with not a cloud in the sky or a whisper of wind; however, it was still cold enough to make you catch your breath when first stepping out of any form of heating.

By Ruth Cooper 23 Mar 2016

Tap(as) into the Haiku taste

I have a love/hate relationship with tapas. When done right they offer so many different bites of deliciousness and are perfect for sharing with those you love...

By Ruth Cooper 18 Mar 2016

The Swiss adventure part 1 - A day in Davos

The crack of virgin snow, your boots the first to break the pure. Inhale the air so fresh and damp; fill your lungs and exhale a puff of icy smoke. It's all so still, so silent, the crunch crunch of footsteps the only sound.

By Ruth Cooper 16 Mar 2016

#BrandManagerMonth: Jana + Koos

Responsible for ad campaigns, brand management, exhibitions and activations such as Simon & Mary, Nike, Workshop Newtown and JHB Hates You, Jana Hamman and Koos Groenewald from concept studio Jana + Koos are true brand management mavericks.

By Ruth Cooper 3 Mar 2016

Tiny Talent - Q&A with Lorraine Loots

Born after the decision not to pursue art, Lorraine Loot's originally personal project - just to create something for one hour of the day - has blossomed and snowballed, through the power of talent and social media, into a very successful full-time artistic career.

By Ruth Cooper 1 Mar 2016

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