Ilse is a group editor at, the first-choice B2B news site in Africa. She is the former editor of Marketing & Media Africa at and is also a contributing lifestyle and travel writer. In her spare time, she also does some blogging and freelance writing & editing (when she's not surfing, hiking, or travelling). Email or find her on Twitter.
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Mauritians celebrate half a century of building a nation hand-in-hand

As we took our seats in the grandstand, we could feel the electric atmosphere and the nation's uncontainable excitement - and this was no rock concert, nor was it a World Cup event...

By Ilse van den Berg 3 days ago

#TriedAndTested: Renault Kwid 1.0 SCe Dynamique AMT

Renault has introduced its new Kwid AMT alongside the current Expression and Dynamique manual models to continue offering affordable mobility in the entry-level segment...

By Ilse van den Berg 3 days ago

Tackling Tulbagh with tents and kids is child's play

About 30 minutes out of Cape Town en route to Tulbagh, I look in the rearview mirror and see my sister's face, happily stuck between my two nephews on either side of her. But, we all know these moments don't last very long...

By Ilse van den Berg 16 Mar 2018

#TriedAndTested: Jaguar E-Pace First Edition P250 and R-Dynamic HSE D240

With even the top performance and luxury brands like Jaguar, Porsche, Lamborghini, and Rolls-Royce verging into the SUV market, it's evident that the demand for SUVs and crossovers is growing...

By Ilse van den Berg 15 Mar 2018

#GIMS2018: Concept Car of the Year goes to Mazda

This year's Geneva International Motor Show saw Mazda's Vision Coupe win the Concept Car of the Year title at the Car Design Night Geneva...

By Ilse van den Berg 8 Mar 2018

Three African airports honoured at Airport Service Quality Awards

Airports Company South Africa's George Airport and King Shaka International, as well as another African airport, Nairobi Airport, were honoured at the ACI Airport Service Quality Awards...

By Ilse van den Berg 8 Mar 2018

Geely buys $9bn stake in Daimler, now biggest investor

Chinese manufacturer, Geely, is buying a $9.2bn stake in German automaker, Daimler - which will effectively make it Daimler's biggest shareholder...

By Ilse van den Berg 28 Feb 2018

#StartupStory: Live Connected helps you manage your 'tribe'

Nthati Mthembu is the founder of Live Connected, an app that helps parents manage their tribe's schedules easily...

By Ilse van den Berg 26 Feb 2018

#TriedAndTested: Nissan Qashqai 1.2T Acenta

Over the past year, Nissan has been launching new and facelifted models at the speed of lightning. The most recent one being the upgraded #cityproof urban crossover, the Qashqai...

By Ilse van den Berg 23 Feb 2018

#StartupStory: Whizzky app goes big in SA, Europe, US

Whizzky is a homegrown mobile app for whisky lovers conceptualised and developed by Craig Stockden of Evolve IT, in partnership with Whisky Live...

By Ilse van den Berg 22 Feb 2018

Rekindling my love for the Constantia Valley

The Constantia Valley is part of the reason I'd really, like really, struggle to move out of the southern suburbs...

By Ilse van den Berg 22 Feb 2018

Will Imperial Holdings unbundle logistics, automotive arms?

NEWSWATCH: Imperial Holdings' plans to unbundle Motus, its automotive arm, and Imperial Logistics - which entails transport, warehousing, and distribution management - is still unconfirmed...

By Ilse van den Berg 21 Feb 2018

#TriedAndTested: Hyundai Grand i10 1.25 Glide Manual

A loyal Hyundai client for many years now, I've come to fall in love with the brand. Since my first trusty steed - a cheeky black Getz, I've been quite the fan...

By Ilse van den Berg 15 Feb 2018

#CarTop12: Car Magazine's top 12 best buys

On Tuesday, 13 February 2018, Car Magazine, in association with Tracker, held its Top 12 Best Buys Awards event. Here are all the winners...

By Ilse van den Berg 13 Feb 2018

#BewareTheConfidence: The new Polo is cool, confident, and classy

I recently had the chance to take the sixth generation Volkswagen Polo for a spin along the stunning Eastern Cape coastline...

By Ilse van den Berg 5 Feb 2018

#BizTrends2018: Startups shaking up the sector

The logistics industry is in the midst of one of the greatest revolutions in history, thanks to digitisation, technology advancing at such a rapid pace, and business owners adopting new, forward-thinking, collaborative business models...

By Ilse van den Berg 30 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Less torque talk, more tech talk

According to McKinsey, technology-driven trends will revolutionise how industry players respond to changing consumer behaviour, develop partnerships, and drive transformational change...

By Ilse van den Berg 30 Jan 2018

WhatsApp launches business app

NEWSWATCH: WhatsApp has launched WhatsApp Business - a free-to-download Android app for small businesses which allows them to chat with users...

By Ilse van den Berg 19 Jan 2018

#StartupStory: Sxuirrel platform solves storage space issues

Sxuirrel is a local disruptive tech company that connects individuals with extra space to those in need of storage and parking space...

By Ilse van den Berg 15 Jan 2018

Smooth sailing over tough terrain in the new Nissan Patrol

With 66 years of the Patrol brand history, it is understandable that the Patrol has an almost cult-like following. Believe me, I've met a couple of them...

By Ilse van den Berg 14 Dec 2017

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