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Ruth is the production manager at Bizcommunity, as well as a co-editor and contributor to the Lifestyle section.

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Beatenberg: cultural cross-over curators
Beatenberg: cultural cross-over curators

How three young white boys from Cape Town's southern suburbs, seemingly out of nowhere, managed to make a hit that resonated with a continent, crossing over racial, cultural and geographic lines is something of a mystery.

By Ruth Cooper 8 Sep 2014 12:00

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Not siff Newski
Not siff Newski

American power folk artist Brett Newski seems to have fallen in love with our charming South Africa, so much so that he is visiting and touring SA for the third time while promoting his new album: "American Folk Armageddon". We emailed him a few questions to find out more.

By Ruth Cooper 4 Sep 2014 09:49

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Zebra & Giraffe knuckle down
Zebra & Giraffe knuckle down

Zebra & Giraffe are soon to be releasing their fourth studio album: "Knuckles". With first single I've Been Bad already making an impact on the interwebs and at festivals, we chatted to lead singer Greg Carlin about what fans can expect from the new album and tour.

By Ruth Cooper 3 Sep 2014 10:44

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Turn back time with Endermolift
Turn back time with Endermolift

Knock a couple of years off your life with no chemicals, scalpels or time travel needed. It sounds too good to be true, right? Green Point beauty salon Legs Eleven is promising that and more.

By Ruth Cooper 7 Aug 2014 10:15

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Become a fan of Fancourt
Become a fan of Fancourt

Imagine soft green mounds, rolling hills, wispy clouds, the gentle caress of the sun on your cheek, the sound of chirping birds and the nee-yow of golf carts in the distance. Imagine this and you might have a pretty good idea of what it might be like to stand overlooking the lush green grounds of Fancourt, the premier leisure resort on the Garden Route on a still-and-sunny winter's day morning.

By Ruth Cooper 23 Jul 2014 09:32

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Carstens prevails
Carstens prevails

Arno Carstens, best known as rock god of iconic SA band Springbok Nude Girls, has recently released his fifth solo album: "Lightning Prevails". We sent him a few questions to find out more.

By Ruth Cooper 18 Jul 2014 10:53

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Monark releases Negatives
Monark releases Negatives

The talented five members of Potch band Monark have been caressing the radio airwaves and their listeners ears with their pop-friendly brand of indie rock since May of last year. This month sees the release of their debut album; "Negatives". We emailed founder and guitarist Ewald Jansen van Rensburg a few questions to find out more.

By Ruth Cooper 3 Jul 2014 11:51

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Interview with a guitar god
Interview with a guitar god

With a new album, "Dear Silence Thieves", recently released and national tour currently underway we jumped at the chance to conduct an email interview with guitar god Dan Patlansky, gaining new insight into the album, the process and the man himself.

By Ruth Cooper 17 Jun 2014 10:38

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Wined, dined and treated fine at the The Twelve Apostles
Wined, dined and treated fine at the The Twelve Apostles

The Red Carnation's The Twelve Apostles fine attention to detail and preference catering starts way before you arrive at this five-star boutique hotel and spa. Once a reservation is confirmed, so are your personal room preferences.

By Ruth Cooper 4 Jun 2014 10:49

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Le good life at Le Franschhoek
Le good life at Le Franschhoek

Franschhoek has always been a town I felt an affinity towards; the sophisticated French cousin to my hip Mother City if you will. With great food, wine, art, culture and scenery it's hard not to be seduced by her many charms.

By Ruth Cooper 21 May 2014 10:48

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A touch of magic at Majeka House
A touch of magic at Majeka House

Magic House might be a more appropriate name for this Stellenbosch boutique hotel and spa. Filled with quirky touches, inspired décor, uniquely and individually themed rooms and a masterpiece of a menu.

By Ruth Cooper 20 May 2014 10:34

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Relax and recharge at De Hoop
Relax and recharge at De Hoop

If yearning for a quiet and remote getaway surrounded by spectacular nature, yet still privy to a few basic luxuries, then the De Hoop Nature Reserve, a world heritage site situated in the Overberg region just a few hours' drive from Cape Town might be just what you're looking for.

By Ruth Cooper 6 May 2014 10:23

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Add a little spice to your life at the Pepper Club
Add a little spice to your life at the Pepper Club

Situated in the beating heart of Cape Town, one street above iconic Long Street, the Pepper Club Hotel and Spa caters to a trendy and jet-setting clientele.

By Ruth Cooper 5 May 2014 09:52

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Glow well with WellSkin
Glow well with WellSkin

If you're like me you might have thought that the Wellness Warehouse stores only housed wasabi flavoured peanuts, organic face washes and super-healthy meals for the hippies and hipsters, but no, they also run a well-equipped beauty salon, WellSkin, which offers massages, facials, waxes and mani/pedis.

By Ruth Cooper 24 Apr 2014 09:35

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Luxurious Langaro
Luxurious Langaro

It's a picture perfect Sunday morning in Camps Bay and I'm lying down on a concrete slab in approximately 4% of clothing, being hosed and scrubbed down by a wetsuit-wearing hands-of-steel warrior.

By Ruth Cooper 15 Apr 2014 12:44

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Crude but clever Carr
Crude but clever Carr

It was the second coming of JC at GrandWest last night, or so the self-designed T-shirt of a fan and member of the audience proclaimed. Flinging it on stage during the encore he shouted: "I made this for you Jimmy." Carr, seemingly quite moved by this thoughtful gift, asked the guys profession. "Rapist," he replied succinctly.

By Ruth Cooper 1 Apr 2014 09:24

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The power of revolution at Music Exchange
The power of revolution at Music Exchange

If there was a common thread or theme between speakers at the first day of the fourth annual Music Exchange conference at Cape Town City Hall it was about self-belief.

By Ruth Cooper 12 Mar 2014 10:30

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It's a wild life for Ross Jack
It's a wild life for Ross Jack

Transitioning from producer to artist a few years ago, Ross Jack has been steadily increasing his reach and fans since EP, "Chandeliers" and debut album, "Notes from the Wild". We had an email chit chat with him to find out more.

By Ruth Cooper 11 Mar 2014 08:00

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[Design Indaba 2014] What's in the box Lauren Beukes?
[Design Indaba 2014] What's in the box Lauren Beukes?

How does one define a designer these days? Designers are so much more than building constructors, typography poets and chair and vase crafters. Designers are creators, activists, humanitarians, revolutionaries, risk takers, visionaries.

By Ruth Cooper 3 Mar 2014 09:18

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Interview with UB40
Interview with UB40

The three founding members of UB40: Astro, Mickey Virtue and Ali Campbell have reunited amongst a fair amount of controversy. They touch down in SA in April this year. We emailed lead singer Ali Campbell a few questions to find out more.

By Ruth Cooper 24 Feb 2014 11:51

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