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

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LIFESTYLE

What to do and where to stay in Zanzibar

The heat slams your entire body in a suffocating, damp caress as soon as you step out of the planes air-conditioned coolness; immediately curling hair into little frizzy ringlets and dew-ifying the face. It's overwhelming for a Capetonian used to fresh sea breezes and dry heats - Jambo Zanzibar, there is no mistaking we have arrived upon your welcoming shores!

By Ruth Cooper 1 day ago

LIFESTYLE

#EntrepreneurMonth: Behind the scenes of SA's top festivals with Steyn Entertainment

We got in touch with Steyn Entertainment director George Avakian to go behind the scenes of what it takes to successfully manage one of South Africa's biggest and most popular music fests for #EntrpreneurMonth.

By Ruth Cooper 2 days ago

LIFESTYLE

Behind the Eat Out Awards - Q&A with Abigail Donnelly

One of the biggest South African foodie events on the map, the 2017 Eat Out Mercedes- Benz Restaurant Awards will be recognising the best local restaurants and chefs this coming Sunday, 19 November at GrandWest in Cape Town.

By Ruth Cooper 15 Nov 2017

LIFESTYLE

#StartupStory: The Record Drop helps SA musicians become CEO of their own destiny

Solo musician Damian Malgas has first-hand experience of the challenges faced when it comes to having your music heard as a new artist, often the main issue for up and coming independent artists is distribution...

By Ruth Cooper 8 Nov 2017

LIFESTYLE

Authentic wine tours for tourists and locals with Wine Flies

One of the must-do things on most tourist's lists when travelling to Cape Town is wine tasting, however, with the huge variety and scope of wine farms and wine land areas, picking where to go and what to taste can be quite overwhelming for most...

By Ruth Cooper 7 Nov 2017

LIFESTYLE

A winning recipe is born with Four Coursemen

Take four prestigious Western Cape winelands chefs, add a base of outstanding produce and liberal amounts of creativity, allow to simmer and serve with splashes of award winning wines.

By Ruth Cooper 26 Oct 2017

LIFESTYLE

Five reasons to stay at Majeka House in Stellenbosch

Tucked away in the suburbs of Stellenbosch is Majeka House, a hidden oasis of luxury, filled with a lush garden, beautiful and uniquely styled rooms, exquisite dining, a glamorous spa and, oh yes, countless pigs.

By Ruth Cooper 24 Oct 2017

LIFESTYLE

#EntrepreneurMonth: Supporting disadvantaged artists through the Grassroots Art Project

Poor working conditions, minimum access to beneficial networks and lack of skills and resources for promotion are just a few of the challenges that disadvantaged artists face when aiming to make viable careers from their creativity.

By Ruth Cooper 20 Oct 2017

LIFESTYLE

#EntrepreneurMonth: Discovering young designers with the SAFW New Talent Search

South African Fashion Week (SAFW) will be showcasing 53 2018 autumn/winter collections at the Sandton City Rooftop in Johannesburg on 24 October 2017.

By Ruth Cooper 18 Oct 2017

LIFESTYLE

Invoking debate - Q&A with Zeitz MOCAA curator Mark Coetzee

The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art has seen well over the estimated amount of visitors stream through its doors since opening this past Heritage Weekend and executive director and chief curator Mark Coetzee predicts that interest and traffic will only increase.

By Ruth Cooper 4 Oct 2017

LIFESTYLE

Bastille chats SA tour

In 2014, British rockers Bastille played to sold-out crowds in South Africa. Now, with the launch of their second album, Wild World, they return to tour Cape Town, Joburg, and Durban early next month. We got in touch with keyboardist Kyle Simmons to find out what fans can expect.

By Ruth Cooper 29 Sep 2017

LIFESTYLE

New Asian inspired seafood eatery Firefish opens at V&A

It's not even been open a month, but the new East Asian inspired seafood grill eatery Firefish looks set to be the place to dine this summer season.

By Ruth Cooper 28 Sep 2017

LIFESTYLE

#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

LIFESTYLE

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

LIFESTYLE

#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

LIFESTYLE

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

LIFESTYLE

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

LIFESTYLE

#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

LIFESTYLE

#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

TOURISM

#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

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