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Cederberg wine farm installs solar energy plant to lower carbon footprint
Cederberg wine farm installs solar energy plant to lower carbon footprintArticle

Building on its legacy of dedication to preserving the area's natural beauty and biodiversity, the move to solar is the farm's most measurable initiative to reduce its carbon footprint to date...

3 days ago

Relax and recharge at The Guardian guest house in Hemel-en-Aarde
Relax and recharge at The Guardian guest house in Hemel-en-AardeArticle

Nestled in the beautiful and (aptly named) Hemel-en-Aarde (Heaven and Earth) Valley, The Guardian Guest House and Cottage is the perfect self-catering spot when looking for some serious R&R.

Ruth Cooper 21 Apr 2021

Avondale Wine Estate diversifies offering to ensure sustainability
Avondale Wine Estate diversifies offering to ensure sustainabilityArticle

South Africa's wine industry has been one of the most heavily impacted by Covid-19 and the resultant restrictions, with an overall loss of more than R8bn in direct sales revenue, according to Vinpro...

20 Apr 2021

Awaken your senses with the unique Creation Sensation wine pairing
Awaken your senses with the unique Creation Sensation wine pairingArticle

Award-winning Creation Wine Farm in the beautiful Hemel 'n Aarde Valley has always offered unique and exciting wine and food pairings, however, the latest pairing, The Sensation Pairing, might be the most thoughtful and unique yet.

Ruth Cooper 19 Apr 2021

EXCLUSIVE: Natasha Maharaj, marketing director at Distell, takes us behind Distell's brand campaigns
EXCLUSIVE: Natasha Maharaj, marketing director at Distell, takes us behind Distell's brand campaignsArticle

Natasha Maharaj, marketing director at Distell, shares the rationales behind its brand campaigns...

Evan-Lee Courie 17 Mar 2021

New private label wine range supports struggling winemakers
New private label wine range supports struggling winemakersArticle

Shoprite and Checkers have purchased more than 1.5 million litres of wine from South African farms since the start of lockdown to help ease the burden brought on by Covid-19...

11 Mar 2021

#BehindtheMask: Melissa-Joy Ohlsson, head of strategy for Volt Africa
#BehindtheMask: Melissa-Joy Ohlsson, head of strategy for Volt AfricaArticle

This week I catch up with Melissa-Joy Ohlsson, head Of strategy for Volt Africa, an integrated digital service provider based in South Africa which specialises in creating customised digital strategies suited for your brand...

Evan-Lee Courie 18 Feb 2021

8 reasons wine-lovers should visit Stellenbosch
8 reasons wine-lovers should visit StellenboschArticle

Stellenbosch in the Western Cape is the most famous wine region in South Africa, which gives wine-lovers the perfect reason to visit the town. If you're still not convinced, here are eight reasons why you should add the city of oaks to your travel bucket list.

17 Feb 2021

5 trends that will shape the way South Africans travel in 2021
5 trends that will shape the way South Africans travel in 2021Article

Travel trends ebb and flow, but nothing has reshaped the way that people plan, book and travel quite like Covid-19. While 2020 put paid to many a trip (almost overnight), 2021 will give us the first taste of travel and tourism in a post-pandemic world...

9 Feb 2021

Simple steps to sustainable entrepreneurship
Simple steps to sustainable entrepreneurshipArticle

Job losses due to the Covid pandemic have been extreme. The International Labour Organisation (ILO) reports that in 2020 global working time declined by 8.8%...

Andrew Robinson 4 Feb 2021

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Alcohol industry welcomes easing of ban, pleads for transparencyArticle

The SA alcohol industry welcomes President Ramaphosa's announcement yesterday evening to partially reinstate the sale of alcohol...

2 Feb 2021

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Curfew, booze, beach ban easedArticle

A number of Covid-19 restrictions under adjusted level 3 have been eased following a decline in the number of positive cases, hosipal admission and deaths, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on 1 February...

2 Feb 2021

7 easy ways to help support South African restaurants and wineries during Level 3
7 easy ways to help support South African restaurants and wineries during Level 3Article

It is no dispute that the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent restrictions - lockdown, curfew and the alcohol ban (as necessary as they have been in certain circumstances) - have had a devastating effect on South Africa's hospitality and wine industries...

Ruth Cooper 1 Feb 2021

SA wine industry to mark SA's 362nd wine-making birthday with free virtual event
SA wine industry to mark SA's 362nd wine-making birthday with free virtual eventArticle

The South African wine industry will be marking the 362nd year since the country first starting producing its wine, 2 February 1659, with a special virtual event...

1 Feb 2021

Staycation in Stellenbosch with Adventure Shop cycle tours and at the historical Eendracht Hotel
Staycation in Stellenbosch with Adventure Shop cycle tours and at the historical Eendracht HotelArticle

One trend that was on the rise pre-Covid and is now more popular than ever due to obvious reasons, such as travel restrictions, safety and budget, is the idea of the staycation. One such destination perfect for a quick escape in the Western Cape is the small student town of Stellenbosch just an hour or so out of Cape Town...

Ruth Cooper 22 Jan 2021

What to expect from Spier Light Art 2021
What to expect from Spier Light Art 2021Article

The 2021 edition of Spier Light Art will take place at the Spier Wine Farm in Stellenbosch from 19 March to the 18 April 2021...

20 Jan 2021

Online merchants, check your T&Cs before they bite
Online merchants, check your T&Cs before they biteArticle

Terms and conditions do apply - tales of an online store builder...

Howard Rybko 6 Jan 2021

What the adjusted Level 3 regulations mean for your travel plans
What the adjusted Level 3 regulations mean for your travel plansArticle

Supporting South Africa's measures under the recently implemented adjusted Level 3 Covid-19 regulations, the Flight Centre Travel Group addresses questions from travellers on how these will affect their holiday plans...

31 Dec 2020

Vinpro raises concerns about consequences of alcohol ban for SA wine industry
Vinpro raises concerns about consequences of alcohol ban for SA wine industryArticle

Representing the South African wine industry, Vinpro has raised concerns about the dire consequences that the reinstated alcohol ban will hold for wine-related businesses...

30 Dec 2020

#BizTrends2021: Together we can do so much more
#BizTrends2021: Together we can do so much moreArticle

Twenty-twenty was a devastating year for South Africa's tourism industry - but it was also the year that we came together as one tourism community and saw the power of true alignment and collaboration...

David Frost 21 Dec 2020

Pick n Pay to support local wine industry in 2021
Pick n Pay to support local wine industry in 2021Article

In an effort to assist the local wine industry in South Africa in recovery, Pick n Pay will show their support by buying approximately 25 million bottles of local wine to be sold across stores nationwide...

21 Dec 2020

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SA's wine sector at a crossroads after a challenging yearArticle

The Covid-19 lockdown halted sales and exports of South Africa's second most lucrative agricultural product, exacerbating challenges that were already in play...

Daneel Rossouw 17 Dec 2020

SA's wine industry welcomes latest Covid-19 regulations
SA's wine industry welcomes latest Covid-19 regulationsArticle

Wineries may continue to sell wine during licenced trading hours throughout the week.

15 Dec 2020

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Level 1 Covid-19 restrictions expanded over festive seasonArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a slew of tighter level 1 Covid-19 restrictions last night in an attempt to mitigate the rise in second-wave infections during the festive season...

15 Dec 2020

Govt introduces tighter restrictions on alcohol sales
Govt introduces tighter restrictions on alcohol salesArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced tighter Level 1 lockdown restrictions amid the second wave of Covid-19 infections. Among the amendments are reintroduced restrictions on alcohol sales...

15 Dec 2020

5 major CX trends that shaped 2020
5 major CX trends that shaped 2020Article

Customer experience has always been a crucial differentiator for businesses, but in 2020, it became a matter of survival...

Andrew Bourne 1 Dec 2020

Nomfundo Xaluva to open 2020 Jazz and Classical Encounters Fest at Spier
Nomfundo Xaluva to open 2020 Jazz and Classical Encounters Fest at SpierArticle

The 2020 instalment of the Jazz and Classical Encounters Festival will be held at the Spier Wine Farm in Stellenbosch on 28 November 2020...

24 Nov 2020

Best of Wine Tourism Awards 2021 winners announced
Best of Wine Tourism Awards 2021 winners announcedArticle

This international annual competition is designed to reward the wineries in each of the Great Wine Capitals Global Network's member cities, for their excellence in seven different categories...

5 Nov 2020

For the sake of Bree Street Culture - Matt Manning opens new wine bar
For the sake of Bree Street Culture - Matt Manning opens new wine barArticle

The Chef Patron at Grub & Vine/The Chef's Studio, Matt Manning, recently introduced Cape Town to a new wine bar, Culture...

Ilse van den Berg 5 Nov 2020

Spier to host Constellations, a series of campfire gatherings with cultural icons
Spier to host Constellations, a series of campfire gatherings with cultural iconsArticle

The Spier Wine Farm is set to host Constellations, a series of campfire gatherings with South African cultural juggernauts, from 26 November 2020...

27 Oct 2020

Spier Light Art opens call for 2021 proposals
Spier Light Art opens call for 2021 proposalsArticle

Spier Light Art is calling on designers, architects, light, sound and video artists as well as students and institutions to submit proposals for its 2021 edition, which will be held at Spier Wine Farm in Stellenbosch from 26 February to 28 March 2021...

20 Oct 2020

Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards honours SA's top producers
Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards honours SA's top producersArticle

During an informal presentation held at Grand Roche in Paarl - in lieu of the usual annual awards ceremony - 21 trophies were handed out, together with three special Grand Prix awards...

19 Oct 2020

Springbok Nude Girls make comeback with new single, live shows
Springbok Nude Girls make comeback with new single, live showsArticle

The Springbok Nude Girls are making a comeback with a new single, "Rolling Thunder", and with two live and streaming performances...

16 Oct 2020

4 exciting things to do in the Boland
4 exciting things to do in the BolandArticle

The Boland in the Western Cape is the perfect region for some exploring. Centred around the Boland mountains and towns such as Worcester, Robertson and Paarl, the region has lots to offer...

22 Sep 2020

4 places to go on a foodie vacay in the Western Cape
4 places to go on a foodie vacay in the Western CapeArticle

The Western Cape offers the perfect spots to have a foodie vacation with your family, especially now that the lockdown restrictions have been eased and the weather is warming up...

15 Sep 2020

Nederberg spotlights its female winemakers, viticulturist this Women's Month
Nederberg spotlights its female winemakers, viticulturist this Women's MonthArticle

Celebrating Women's Month, Nederburg shares a bit about the journeys of the winery's female winemakers and viticulturist who are currently responsible for the making of Nederburg's wines...

13 Aug 2020

A bleak outlook for packaging in 2020, new BMi Research report shows
A bleak outlook for packaging in 2020, new BMi Research report showsArticle

South Africa's packaging industry could decline by more than 9% in 2020 as a result of severely impaired disposable income following the national lockdown enforced as a response to the coronavirus...

Issued by BMi Research 11 Aug 2020

Cape Wine Master Winnie Bowman on women winemakers and the state of the SA wine industry
Cape Wine Master Winnie Bowman on women winemakers and the state of the SA wine industryArticle

Ahead of Women's Day on Sunday, August 9, Bowman talks about how the alcohol ban has seriously damaged an already frail wine industry and how much styles and trends have changed in recent years...

Janine Greenleaf Walker 3 Aug 2020

Cooking up a storm: Restaurant staff protest across South Africa
Cooking up a storm: Restaurant staff protest across South AfricaArticle

Curfew and alcohol ban cited as major factors as the industry sheds thousands of jobs...

Zoë Postman, Nokulunga Majola, Ashraf Hendricks, Joseph Chirume and Lucas Nowicki 23 Jul 2020

Liquor orders in limbo
Liquor orders in limboArticle

President Ramaphosa's surprise reinstatement of South Africa's booze ban on Sunday night has been met with mixed emotions and debate around the timing and lack of notice for affected industries...

15 Jul 2020

5 ways to make your trip along the Garden Route sustainable
5 ways to make your trip along the Garden Route sustainableArticle

As South Africa slowly starts easing travel restrictions within the country during its Covid-19 lockdown, sustainable and safe travel will be one of the ways the local tourism industry will get back on its feet...

8 Jul 2020

Cinevation is going to the drive-in
Cinevation is going to the drive-inArticle

Cinevation is a company renowned for innovation, and now their premium audience platforms are bringing the magic of drive-in theatres to advertisers looking to reach entertainment hungry audiences...

Issued by Cinevation 7 Jul 2020

6 Cape Town-based fresh produce box deliveries that support local suppliers
6 Cape Town-based fresh produce box deliveries that support local suppliersArticle

Avoid the shops, queues and the potential threat of Covid-19 by supporting local producers and ordering your weekly fresh food groceries online from these Cape Town companies making deliveries of farm-fresh produce around the city...

Ruth Cooper 10 Jun 2020

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The Covid-19 impact on global shipping and SA's economyArticle

The economic impact of the global lockdown is harshly felt, with the global freight and shipping industry being the biggest casualties...

20 May 2020

A Covid conversation with Jean Naudé, CEO of Groot Constantia
A Covid conversation with Jean Naudé, CEO of Groot ConstantiaArticle

Di Brown chats to Jean Naudé, CEO of Groot Constantia to find out more about the current situation of the estate, challenges faced, and the future during these uncertain times...

Di Brown 13 May 2020

Imagining an altered food landscape in a post-corona world
Imagining an altered food landscape in a post-corona worldArticle

Studio H is constantly reassessing and researching what we will be eating and how we will be eating in the future. In this trend report, they turned their attention to what an altered food landscape will look like in a post coronavirus world...

5 May 2020

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CPT Tourism makes long-distance love possible with new campaignArticle

A campaign video has been produced, to remind visitors of the emotion felt when experiencing the beauty of The Mother City...

23 Apr 2020

Woolworths allocates over R34m towards Covid-19 response
Woolworths allocates over R34m towards Covid-19 responseArticle

Woolworths has announced a commitment of over R34m to support a variety of initiatives to meet the challenges of the Covid-19 crisis in South Africa...

22 Apr 2020

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