Ilse is a freelance writer and editor at WordUp Communication. She is the former editor for Marketing & Media Africa (@Biz_Africa) at Bizcommunity.com and is a contributing writer for the Bizcommunity Lifestyle section. She is a lover of words, travel and all things digital. ; @ilse_vdberg
Ilse studied media communications at the University of the North West. She is the former editor for Marketing & Media Africa (@Biz_Africa) at Bizcommunity.com as well as a contributing writer for the Bizcommunity Lifestyle section. She is a lover of words, travel and all things digital. ; @ilse_vdberg
How better to celebrate 20 years of building a legendary brand in South Africa than transforming an old Cape Town factory/warehouse into a San Francisco streetscape, taking guests way-back-when to the very beginning of the Levi's brand in 1853?
Twitter has been abuzz in Kenya with news about a woman being attacked and stripped at a bus stop because she was "inappropriately dressed". Subsequently the #MyDressMyChoice hashtag has been trending in Nairobi...
As most people probably should know, our beloved Mother City was rated number one on the prestigious New York Times' 52 Places to go in 2014 list. She just somehow never disappoints. This of course has resulted in many, many new and returning travellers wanting to explore and soak up everything Cape Town has to offer.
With an impressive CV read out to attendees by outgoing Loeries chairman Xolisa Dyeshana, Patrick Baron, ECD of McCann Melbourne took to the stage at the DStv Seminar of Creativity on Friday, September 2014, dubbing his talk "F*ck the formula"... (video)
Passports and padkos ready, off we went to the land beyond the Boerewors Curtain... Just kidding, Durbanville isn't really that far, plus, I'm not one of those Capetonians... You know, those who think everything further than 15 minutes' drive is 'too far'.
Mandela Rhodes Place, part of the Three Cities hotel group, is situated opposite the St George's Cathedral in the energetic heart of the Mother City. Not the average 'hotel feel', Mandela Rhodes Place was born out of the restoration and integration of four historic buildings around a contemporary tower block.
I am sure the majority of you reading this have been to HQ more than once. I, however, experienced this much talked about steakhouse for the first time recently, and the experience has turned me into a steak-lover. True story.
What do you get when you put Matthew Mole behind a microphone in a majestic church building with insane acoustics, backed up by members of the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra? Goosebumps. You get goosebumps.
Chances are, if you're a local, or are familiar with Muizenberg (to a further extent than knowing about the fantastic family beach, colourful wooden houses, surfers, and effective shark alarm), you'll know the legendary Empire Café in York Road.
As tempting as sleeping in on a rainy Saturday morning may be, don't let this Mother City and her weather moods make you miss out on a weekend at Bay Harbour Market which, I believe, is one of the best markets Cape Town has to offer.