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


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Dramatic dining at Benguela on Main

I always look forward to meals and quite often they are the highlights of my day; planning them, preparing them and most importantly eating them is just so enjoyable and quite frankly the words "Shall we get a snack?" can immeasurably brighten my day.

By Ruth Cooper 17 Aug 2016


Time for Medicine Boy

Medicine Boy; a talented local duo act consisting of Andre Leo and Lucy Kruger offers a soulfully grimy and silkily dark sound and aesthetic. We chat to Lucy Kruger about their new LP 'Kinda Like Electricty' which releases today.

By Ruth Cooper 15 Aug 2016


Old charm at Webersburg

Webersburg, one of the oldest wine estates in South Africa is still looking pretty good for 219-years-old. Nestled on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain just outside of Stellenbosch, this boutique estate boasts traditional Cape Dutch style buildings and cellars...

By Ruth Cooper 2 Aug 2016


J-Bay's best: Surf Lodge South Africa

Jeffreys Bay is synonymous with surfing. The multitude of beaches and point breaks surrounding this small coastal town, plus the fact that it boasts one of the best right hand point breaks in the world, attracts surfers of all skill levels.

By Ruth Cooper 21 Jul 2016


Lloyd Cornwall chats Tomorrowland Unite

Tomorrowland Unite, the live streaming version of the massive Belgium music festival Tomorrowland, comes to the Ticketpro Dome in Joburg this Saturday, 23 July.

By Ruth Cooper 20 Jul 2016


Reaching Stella heights

With so many top dining options in Cape Town and with new spots seemingly popping up on the hour, it's easy to forget that there are also top restaurants situated in hotels. I paid a visit to Stella Café and Bar at Southern Sun The Cullinan in the foreshore on Friday night and was truly impressed with this chic restaurant.

By Ruth Cooper 13 Jul 2016


#MandelaMonth: Shortstraw host Mandelapalooza

Joburg indie band Shortstraw plan to spread the warm and fuzzies on 17 July with a concert celebrating Mandela Day.

By Ruth Cooper 8 Jul 2016


#MandelaMonth: Katlego Maboe on the RACE (against time)

Well-loved presenter Katlego Maboe, best known for co-hosting on Expresso, recently wrote and recorded a song with the aim to raise awareness and funds for the Anti-Racism Network South Africa (ARNSA).

By Ruth Cooper 6 Jul 2016


Staycationing at the Vineyard Hotel

One of the things that makes the Vineyard Hotel in Newlands truly special is the grounds it is situated on. Expansive gardens that include a babbling river with jungly walk ways along it plus spectacular views of Table Mountain make this charming hotel a favourite for weddings, lengthy lunches and little staycations.

By Ruth Cooper 5 Jul 2016


#YouthMonth: Precocious creations with Dane Dodds

We were first introduced to Dane Dodds in 2014 just after the release of his controversial music video for Dookoom.

By Ruth Cooper 29 Jun 2016


#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 28 Jun 2016


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 27 Jun 2016


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

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