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


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#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


#YouthMonth: Q&A with #YoungGunsB2B Callan Williams of Garajeest

This year, Wine Cellar Fine Wine Merchants and Cellarers once again identified SA's hottest young winemaking talent breaking the rules and pushing the limits at their annual ‘Young Guns' event. We chat to one of this year's “Young Guns” and rising wine star, Callan Williams of Garajeest wines.

By Ruth Cooper 29 Jun 2017


Five reasons to visit the De Hoop Nature Reserve

There's nothing like fresh, salty sea air to brush the cobwebs from your mind and put a spring in your step. The De Hoop Nature Reserve, a world heritage site situated in the Overberg region is a place that does just that.

By Ruth Cooper 28 Jun 2017


#YouthMonth: Q&A with #YoungGunsB2B Stephanie Wiid of Thistle & Weed

Wine Cellar: Fine Wine Merchants and Cellarers recently announced their top pick of SA's hottest young winemaking talent for the seventh edition of the Young Guns tasting event. We got in touch with one of the rising stars, Stephanie Wiid, one half of Thistle & Weed, to chat all things wine.

By Ruth Cooper 27 Jun 2017


#YouthMonth: Providing opportunities for young performers, Q&A with Artscape's Marlene Le Roux

We got in touch with Artscape's CEO, Marlene le Roux to find out how the Youth Month Festival is progressing and how the arts can help uplift young communities.

By Ruth Cooper 26 Jun 2017


Terroir's new winter special menu impresses

Winter really is the best time to visit our myriad of amazing wine farms in my opinion, cashing in on some great winter specials is an added bonus. The acclaimed Terroir at Kleine Zalze in Stellenbosch just launched their new winter menu and it's a goodie.

By Ruth Cooper 21 Jun 2017


Three key learnings from the Stellenbosch Business Tourism Indaba

Hosted by Stellenbosch 360 and in partnership with Wesgro and the South African National Convention Bureau, the first ever Business Tourism Indaba was held at Hofmeyer Hall in Stellenbosch...

By Ruth Cooper 19 Jun 2017

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