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


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The Al Bairre Experience

Cutsy pie indie pop band Al Bairre have been winning over hearts and feet with their feel-good beats and harmonies since 2012.

By Ruth Cooper 26 Nov 2015 10:12


Deluxe Monark

Anthemic pop rockers Monark recently released a deluxe version of debut album 'Negatives'. We chatted to drummer Graeme Wuth to find out more.

By Ruth Cooper 25 Nov 2015 09:56


Classy Mexican at Del Mar

Classy Mexican sounds like a bit of an oxymoron; however Del Mar, as part of the Bukhara group, in Camps Bay has perfected this unique and hard-to-achieve mix.

By Ruth Cooper 19 Nov 2015 10:49


Chef Scot: Chef of the Year

Chef Scot Kirton from the fabulous La Colombe has just been crowned Chef of the Year and La Colombe crowned top 2 on the Top 10 Restaurant list at this year's Eat Out Awards...

By Ruth Cooper 18 Nov 2015 09:54


Towers above

It is not often that one finds fine-dining restaurants situated in hotels; sure hotel food is usually fairly fancy and of a good quality, but not usually that of the art-on-a plate variety.

By Ruth Cooper 17 Nov 2015 10:25


Zebra & Giraffe in motion

Today sees the release of 'Slow Motion', the latest EP from rock stalwarts Zebra & Giraffe. We had a digital chat with lead singer Greg Carlin to find out more about this internationally recorded EP.

By Ruth Cooper 13 Nov 2015 09:30


Authentic Indian at Bukhara

Tucked away up Church Street, just behind Green Market Square and above a Clicks one finds the authentically Indian restaurant Bukhara.

By Ruth Cooper 10 Nov 2015 09:53


That's so Rad-isson

The Royal Suite at Raddisson Blu Le Vendome Hotel in Sea Point is palatial (108m² to be exact). Situated on the eighth floor, this suite boasts two balconies, two bedrooms, three bathrooms, a living room area and even a James Bond-like private boardroom.

By Ruth Cooper 4 Nov 2015 12:57


Food for thought at the Spier Secret Festival

Perfectly poached eggs, ox heart tartare, blue cheese braai broodjies, sun-dried tomato silkworms, Sriracha soft serve, unorthodox wine tastings, cheese-making demos...

By Ruth Cooper 3 Nov 2015 11:58


Seafood winning at Seelan

If a lux seafood hankering is upon you, Seelan at the V&A Waterfront should really be at the top of your list. My partner and I were lucky enough to be treated to a three-course meal at Chef Seelan Sundoo's restaurant last Friday night.

By Ruth Cooper 27 Oct 2015 11:43


Gangs Of Ballet on Form

Today sees the release of Gangs of Ballet's EP 'Form&Function'. We had a little digital chit chat with drummer Josh Klynsmith about the new EP, as well as adjusting to the threesome band life.

By Ruth Cooper 9 Oct 2015 09:00


Trew love for Russell Brand

On the drive to see Russell Brand's Trew World Order at GrandWest last Saturday night, I jokingly remarked to my plus-one that he better hold me back from rushing the stage once the sexually sparkly Brand appeared...

By Ruth Cooper 7 Oct 2015 11:21


Bittereinder till the death

Today sees the release of Bittereinder's latest album, 'Dans Tot Die Dood'. We swung a few questions to vocalist and one-third of the band Jaco van der Merwe to find out more.

By Ruth Cooper 2 Oct 2015 09:00


Thomas Krane on 'Bone Tower' brilliance

Quirky folk singer Dan Hampton has recently released his second album, 'Bone Tower', under the moniker Thomas Crane. As it's already garnering fair praise from the taste makers, we emailed him a few Qs to find out more about this latest offering.

By Ruth Cooper 15 Sep 2015 10:54


Old school class at Winchester Mansions

Stepping foot into the Sea Point boutique hotel the Winchester Mansions really feels as if one is stepping back in time. The retro 70s' d├ęcor of the rooms will have you wishing you wore a sparkly flared jumpsuit, so as to fit in all the better.

By Ruth Cooper 1 Sep 2015 09:19


Connell Cruise-ing

South Africa-born pop artist Connell Cruise has been making quite a stir across the seas. With the recent release of EP 'Into the Wild' with label Island Records this stir is predicted to get even bigger. We sent him a few questions to find out about life in the Big Apple and new EP.

By Ruth Cooper 25 Aug 2015 10:09


Country charm at Cascade

Along a dirt road a couple of kilometres outside of Paarl, and against a backdrop of the lush Klein Drakenstein Mountains and a gushing waterfall, you will find the charming four-star boutique hotel, Cascade Country Manor.

By Ruth Cooper 18 Aug 2015 11:37


[#WomenInBiz] Q&A with Zolani Mahola

Zolani Mahola, the powerhouse and voice behind the ever-popular band Freshlyground, chats about Women's Month, as well as what it means to be a powerful woman in South Africa.

By Ruth Cooper 13 Aug 2015 08:59


[#WomenInBiz] Comedy Queen Nina Hastie

Comedian Nina Hastie, one of five women nominated for the Savanna Comic's Choice Awards, chats about the forthcoming awards, Women's Month...

By Ruth Cooper 6 Aug 2015 10:08


A Jim Jefferies smack down

Taking on a professional comedian at their game should really be a universal no-no for practically anyone, unless you have a severe death wish.

By Ruth Cooper 31 Jul 2015 11:10

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