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


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#WTMAfrica17: Telling worthwhile stories via social media

Craig Rodney, managing director of Cerebra Communication and founder of the @SouthAfrica Instagram account, says being heard is all about making sure you are telling a story worth listening to.

By Ruth Cooper 2 days ago


JC Le Roux introduces new premium dry range

Ah good ol' JC Le Roux, a sparkling wine synonymous with NYE parties from my student days. Its customary sweet flavour perfect for youthful undeveloped palates.

By Ruth Cooper 19 Apr 2017


Get your glow on at Luxe Laser Studio

I recently spent a night at new Kloofnek gem, the uber-cool Cloud 9 Boutique Hotel and Spa, and was lucky enough to experience some of the signature treatments at the hotel's Luxe Laser Studio.

By Ruth Cooper 13 Apr 2017


Cloud 9 - a trendy traveller's paradise

Impossibly hip in décor and location, the Cloud 9 Boutique Hotel and Spa is ideal for young trendy travellers.

By Ruth Cooper 11 Apr 2017


#GreenMondaySA: Eat less meat, save the world

Since watching Cowspiracy and after taking part in the 2015 Greenpop Festival of Action in Zambia, I have been a lot more conscious about what I consume, particularly meat and dairy, industries which are the number one culprits when it comes to environmental damage.

By Ruth Cooper 6 Apr 2017


Fresh flavours at Avondales's new Faber

Is there anything more delightful than enjoying a variety of top quality dishes in a beautiful setting? In my opinion, there are not many activities that top this...

By Ruth Cooper 5 Apr 2017


#Shotleft: Admire Cape Town from above

Cape Town is a pretty spectacular-looking city (truth, no bias) - on a scale of super model hotness, it's winning all the beauty pageants in my eyes. I got to experience a new side of the Mother City's good looks last week and have to say this might be the best angle yet.

By Ruth Cooper 3 Apr 2017


Unique accommodation with Knysna hotel The Turbine

Once a power station now a five-star boutique hotel, The Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa in Knysna is unique and quirky accommodation at its finest.

By Ruth Cooper 29 Mar 2017


Five ways to explore Knysna

From the famous Knysna Forest Marathon to the Rotary Knysna SPLASH, the picturesque town of Knysna along the popular Garden Route offers many opportunities to don your #activewear. Here are five active ways to explore Knysna...

By Ruth Cooper 28 Mar 2017


Go see Blue Man Group!

Blue Man Group now gives Cape Town a taste of their unique entertainment with their New World Tour at GrandWest in Cape Town till 26 March.

By Ruth Cooper 23 Mar 2017


Three reasons to discover the Robertson Wine Valley

I recently attended the Hands on Harvest festival in Robertson. Taking place over a weekend every year, the festival aims to promote the winemakers and farms of the area with multiple events, hands on activities and, of course, wine tastings.

By Ruth Cooper 15 Mar 2017


Treat yo'self at new Lume salon

Forget your usual quiet, white space with pan-pipe music and zen gardens, the new Lume Beauty Atelier in De Waterkant, Cape Town is pure glam bling. That's not to say it lacks the peaceful sanctuary vibe. It offers this, just in a highly polished, gold-glittering, glamorous way.

By Ruth Cooper 13 Mar 2017


#DesignIndaba2017: Emerging Creative Lauren Dixon-Paver

Lauren Dixon-Paver is a plush toy crafter, rising Youtube personality and one of Design Indaba's Emerging Creatives. We chat to her about her handmade plush creatures, video tutorials and being proud of your craft for #DesignMonth.

By Ruth Cooper 28 Feb 2017


#DesignIndaba2017: Emerging Creative Kgotso Letwaba

Kgotso Letwaba, founder of fashion label The After Skool Life and one of Design Indaba's Emerging Creatives, creates activewear informed by his love of sport and street art. We chat to him about design and authentic storytelling for #DesignMonth.

By Ruth Cooper 23 Feb 2017


Elegant dining at the V&A's Life Grand Café

If you're looking for refined bistro food in an artfully designed space with a flourish of stylish ambiance look no further than the recently opened concept restaurant, the Life Grand Café at the V&A Waterfront.

By Ruth Cooper 17 Feb 2017


#DesignMonth: Tumelo Mosaka chats CTAF

Over 75 exhibitors from established and emerging art centres will be showcasing their art for the fifth edition of the Cape Town Art Fair (CTAF) at the Convention Centre from 17-19 February 2017. We got in touch with chief curator Tumelo Mosaka to get some insight on what it takes to create and curate an event of this scale.

By Ruth Cooper 13 Feb 2017


#DesignMonth: Bold designs and bold moves with Zana

Zana products have become increasingly recognisable and desirable, both locally and internationally. We chat to Melissa Lawrence, marketing, PR and social media manager, at Zana for #DesignMonth.

By Ruth Cooper 6 Feb 2017


#DesignMonth: Eat your (he)art out with LionHeart

Almost too pretty to eat, the cakes designed and created by “bake-tresses” and bffs, Nikki Albertyn and Karmen de Reuck, are true edible artworks. We got in touch with Nikki; confectionery queen and co-founder of online bakery LionHeart to chat delicious design for Bizcommunity's #DesignMonth.

By Ruth Cooper 2 Feb 2017


Alice Phoebe Lou returns

Soulful Capetonian singer and songwriter Alice Phoebe Lou has recently returned to home soil after a successful stint of living and performing in Berlin. We got in touch with her to find out more about this move as well as her thoughts on our local music scene.

By Ruth Cooper 1 Feb 2017


Four festival highlights from Up The Creek 2017

Up The Creek 2017 may have started with charcoal coloured clouds, torrential rain, thunder and lightning, yet despite this moody AF start it was one of the best UTCs I've been to yet.

By Ruth Cooper 31 Jan 2017

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