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#BehindtheBrandManager: Terri Verhoeven of Big Concerts on navigating the new events, entertainment space
#BehindtheBrandManager: Terri Verhoeven of Big Concerts on navigating the new events, entertainment spaceArticle

This month, we uncover the heroes behind the brands that millions of South Africans take into their homes and hearts every day. We find out more from Terri Verhoeven, senior operations manager at Big Concerts...

Ruth Cooper 1 Apr 2021

Artscape celebrates 50 years: Q&A with CEO Marlene le Roux
Artscape celebrates 50 years: Q&A with CEO Marlene le RouxArticle

The Artscape Theatre in Cape Town will mark 50 years since it was established with events that will be held throughout the year. We got in touch with Artscape CEO Marlene le Roux to chat about this major milestone, the theatre's evolution and how the arts are combatting the devastating effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Ruth Cooper 31 Mar 2021

New nostalgia: Q&A with embroiderer and artist Danielle Clough
New nostalgia: Q&A with embroiderer and artist Danielle CloughArticle

Cape Town-based artist Danielle Clough's vibrant and unique embroidery creations have seen her gain significant attention both locally and internationally. She's worked with major brands such as Gucci and Nike and shown her work across the globe.

Ruth Cooper 23 Mar 2021

Celebrate a stay-at-home Valentine's Day with the UCook chef experience meal kit
Celebrate a stay-at-home Valentine's Day with the UCook chef experience meal kitArticle

Planning to celebrate Valentine's Day at home this year? Then why not impress your partner with a romantic restaurant-worthy dinner for two?

Ruth Cooper 3 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

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

#BestofBiz 2020: Lifestyle
#BestofBiz 2020: LifestyleArticle

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2020 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Lifestyle & Entertainment site over the past year below...

11 Dec 2020

Introducing Africa's first cannabis academy: Q&A with Cheeba Cannabis Academy co-founder Trenton Birch
Introducing Africa's first cannabis academy: Q&A with Cheeba Cannabis Academy co-founder Trenton BirchArticle

One of the latest endeavours to emerge from South Africa's burgeoning cannabis industry is the launch of the Cheeba Cannabis Academy...

Ruth Cooper 2 Dec 2020

5 reasons to stay at The Turbine Boutique Hotel & Spa in Knysna
5 reasons to stay at The Turbine Boutique Hotel & Spa in KnysnaArticle

From the unusual design to the picturesque location, there are many reasons to stay at the unique power-station-turned-boutique-hotel, The Turbine Hotel and Spa in Knysna...

Ruth Cooper 24 Nov 2020

Enjoy laid-back yet luxurious beachside accommodation at The Bungalow in Plett
Enjoy laid-back yet luxurious beachside accommodation at The Bungalow in PlettArticle

Synonymous with family holidays, post-matric parties, à la Plett Rage and surf safaris, the small yet vibey seaside town of Plettenberg Bay in the Western Cape is an ideal holiday destination for both families and solo travellers...

Ruth Cooper 19 Nov 2020

7 outdoor adventure activities in Plett and Knysna
7 outdoor adventure activities in Plett and KnysnaArticle

Now that the lockdown levels have eased and the travel ban to South Africa has lifted, both locals and overseas visitors can start planning their December holiday trips in the country. Plettenberg Bay and Knysna along the Garden Route in the Western Cape are great holiday destinations for outdoor adventures...

Ruth Cooper 16 Nov 2020

#ConsciousLiving: How the Vegan and Plant-Powered Show is harnessing the new virtual event space - Q&A with Heidi Warricker
#ConsciousLiving: How the Vegan and Plant-Powered Show is harnessing the new virtual event space - Q&A with Heidi WarrickerArticle

This year's Festive Vegan and Plant-Powered Show (FVPPS), set to take place online on Saturday, 28 November 2020, will play host to a wide range of plant-based food and lifestyle brands...

Ruth Cooper 10 Nov 2020

A democratic celebration of art - Zeitz MOCAA reopens with inclusive Cape Town exhibition, 'Home Is Where The Art Is'
A democratic celebration of art - Zeitz MOCAA reopens with inclusive Cape Town exhibition, 'Home Is Where The Art Is'Article

In an unprecedented move, Cape Town institution Zeitz MOCAA (Museum of Contemporary Art Africa) reopens with Home Is Where The Art Is, a wonderfully inclusive exhibition for Capetonians by Capetonians...

Ruth Cooper 4 Nov 2020

How the events and entertainment industry can rebuild post-lockdown - Q&A with Steve Cuzen of Howler
How the events and entertainment industry can rebuild post-lockdown - Q&A with Steve Cuzen of HowlerArticle

We chat to Steve Cuzen, chief operating officer at Howler, about reviving and rebuilding the South African events and entertainment industry and touch on the emergence of virtual events post-lockdown...

Ruth Cooper 28 Sep 2020

#DoBizZA: Despite Covid-19 health eatery Poké Co expands - Q&A with founder Andrew Flanagan
#DoBizZA: Despite Covid-19 health eatery Poké Co expands - Q&A with founder Andrew FlanaganArticle

Despite the challenges facing the food and beverage industry as a result of Covid-19, Andrew Flanagan, founder of health food restaurant Poké Co, recently opened his fourth store...

Ruth Cooper 23 Sep 2020

7 secluded, self-catering getaways to take advantage of now leisure travel is open in SA
7 secluded, self-catering getaways to take advantage of now leisure travel is open in SAArticle

Add these secluded, self-catering accommodation options in the Western Cape to your social-distancing getaway list now that leisure travel has opened up...

Ruth Cooper 24 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Unapologetically original - Q&A with rising star DJ Cuppy
#WomensMonth: Unapologetically original - Q&A with rising star DJ CuppyArticle

Nigerian-born multi-platform musician and philanthropist, Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola aka DJ Cuppy, will be releasing her debut album, Original Copy, later this month. We swung a few questions her way to find out about her new album, her charity work and supporting women in the arts...

Ruth Cooper 11 Aug 2020

South Hill Vineyards' chic new houseboat is the perfect getaway for nature lovers and water babies
South Hill Vineyards' chic new houseboat is the perfect getaway for nature lovers and water babiesArticle

The recently-added houseboat accommodation option at South Hill Vineyards in the charming Elgin Valley needs to be added to your secluded social distancing getaway list now that leisure travel has opened up...

Ruth Cooper 31 Jul 2020

#BizUnity: Highlighting plastic pollution through art - Q&A with performance artist Luke Rudman
#BizUnity: Highlighting plastic pollution through art - Q&A with performance artist Luke RudmanArticle

Port Elizabeth-based visual and performance artist Luke Rudman has partnered with Greenpeace Africa to highlight the devastating plastic pollution crisis during #PlasticFreeJuly. We got in touch with Rudman to chat inspiration, empowerment and tackling the systemic plastic crisis...

Ruth Cooper 22 Jul 2020

Treedom along the Garden Route ticks all the right travel trend boxes
Treedom along the Garden Route ticks all the right travel trend boxesArticle

Once the leisure travel industry starts to open up again, it is predicted that travellers will want to explore remote, secluded, eco-friendly and self-catering accommodation options in their own countries. One such retreat getaway is the recently-built eco-friendly Treedom Villas and Vardos in the beautiful Wilderness area along the popular Garden Route...

Ruth Cooper 15 Jul 2020

#BizUnity: Crowdsourcing campaign launched for 2020 National Arts Festival featured artist Madosini
#BizUnity: Crowdsourcing campaign launched for 2020 National Arts Festival featured artist MadosiniArticle

Multi-award-winning indigenous musician Madosini is currently in poor health and living in difficult living conditions. Due to the urgency of the situation Rootspring, a Cape Town-based NPO, launched a crowdfunding campaign to help build her a better home in the Eastern Cape...

Ruth Cooper 13 Jul 2020

In Review: Self-isolate in style at Spanish Farm Guest Lodge's self-catering luxury villas
In Review: Self-isolate in style at Spanish Farm Guest Lodge's self-catering luxury villasArticle

As the local tourism and travel industry tentatively opens up, South Africans can start venturing out of 'house arrest' and help boost our struggling tourism industry by escaping to remote and secluded accommodation options across the country...

Ruth Cooper 7 Jul 2020

#YouthMonth: Telling stories that matter - Q&A with filmmaker Katya Abedian
#YouthMonth: Telling stories that matter - Q&A with filmmaker Katya AbedianArticle

Young South African/Iranian filmmaker of award-winning short film Skin Diver, Katya Abedian, shares her thought process behind her creations, gives tips for aspiring filmmakers and advice on staying creative (and kind) during a pandemic...

Ruth Cooper 29 Jun 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

#YouthMonth: Preaching inclusivity - Q&A with Toya Delazy
#YouthMonth: Preaching inclusivity - Q&A with Toya DelazyArticle

Multi-award-winning Afro-techno princess Latoya Nontokozo Buthelezi, aka Toya Delazy, chats to us this #YouthMonth about inclusivity, tolerance and her advice for aspiring young musicians..

Ruth Cooper 8 Jun 2020

#LockdownLessons: The new delivery menu model - Q&A with James Gaag of La Colombe
#LockdownLessons: The new delivery menu model - Q&A with James Gaag of La ColombeArticle

Executive chef James Gaag of the award-winning fine-dining restaurant, La Colombe, shares his lockdown lessons and how he and La Colombe are navigating and responding to the negative effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent nationwide lockdown...

Ruth Cooper 4 Jun 2020

#YouthMonth: Q&A with award-winning young chef Paul Thinus Prinsloo
#YouthMonth: Q&A with award-winning young chef Paul Thinus PrinslooArticle

Winner of the 2019 S.Pellegrino Young Chef, Africa and Middle East region and Chef de Partie at The Restaurant at Waterkloof, 26 year old Paul Thinus Prinsloo, chats to us this #YouthMonth about how winning the Young Chef Award has influenced his life and his advice for aspiring young chefs...

Ruth Cooper 2 Jun 2020

Get fine-dining deliveries from these 5 Western Cape restaurants during the lockdown
Get fine-dining deliveries from these 5 Western Cape restaurants during the lockdownArticle

The following fine-dining restaurants are all currently offering forms of gourmet hampers and multiple course meal deliveries during the lockdown...

Ruth Cooper 28 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Theatre will remain but will need to recalibrate - Q&A with Fahiem Stellenboom of The Baxter
#LockdownLessons: Theatre will remain but will need to recalibrate - Q&A with Fahiem Stellenboom of The BaxterArticle

Marketing manager of the well-loved Baxter Theatre in Cape Town, Fahiem Stellenboom, shares his Lockdown Lessons and how the Baxter and the SA theatre and arts industry, in general, is navigating and responding to the negative effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent nationwide lockdown...

Ruth Cooper 15 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Challenging times call for creativity - Q&A with Lamees Albertus of The Fugard
#LockdownLessons: Challenging times call for creativity - Q&A with Lamees Albertus of The FugardArticle

General manager and producer of the iconic The Fugard Theatre in Cape Town, Lamees Albertus, shares her #LockdownLessons, how The Fugard and the SA theatre and arts industry, in general, is navigating and responding to the negative effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent nationwide lockdown...

Ruth Cooper 7 May 2020

Jon Savage chats Busqr, a new live donations platform
Jon Savage chats Busqr, a new live donations platformArticle

Busqr, a live donations platform harnessing QR technology recently launched in South Africa to help performers and music artists generate income while live streaming...

Ruth Cooper 5 May 2020

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#LockdownLessons: Green is the new luxury - Q&A with travel writer Dawn JorgensenArticle

Travel writer and earth advocate Dawn Jorgensen shares her #LockdownLessons and predictions on how travel will shift to a more authentic, climate-friendly and sustainable focus post Covid-19...

Ruth Cooper 29 Apr 2020

GoodLuck to raise funds via their garden concert this Saturday - Q&A with Juliet Harding
GoodLuck to raise funds via their garden concert this Saturday - Q&A with Juliet HardingArticle

This Saturday, GoodLuck will host a fully-fledged concert production live streamed from their garden. Twenty percent of the ticket sale proceeds will go to supporting their feeding project with charity organisation, 'Where Rainbows Meet'. We swung a few questions to lead singer Juliet Harding to find out more...

Ruth Cooper 24 Apr 2020

#LockdownLessons: The entertainment industry's new normal - Q&A with One-eyed Jack
#LockdownLessons: The entertainment industry's new normal - Q&A with One-eyed JackArticle

We chat to Darren Sandras, director and co-owner of entertainment marketing and communications agency One-eyed Jack about how he, his company and the SA entertainment industry, in general, is navigating and responding to the negative effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent nationwide lockdown...

Ruth Cooper 23 Apr 2020

The Bizcommunity: Not taking lockdown lying down
The Bizcommunity: Not taking lockdown lying downArticle

In true South African spirit, even in times of adversity, daily stories of generosity and ingenuity abound. Never have we been more proud of how business communities are using our publishing platforms than since the outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 6 Apr 2020

Play it Forward rooftop concerts: Ard Matthews gets innovative during #SALockdown
Play it Forward rooftop concerts: Ard Matthews gets innovative during #SALockdownArticle

Last week, one day into the nationwide 21-day lockdown, those residing in Hout Bay may have heard the soothing strains of one Ard Matthews, of Just Jinjer fame, resounding over the neighbourhood...

Ruth Cooper 3 Apr 2020

Introducing 'Quarantine Cuisine'! Catch these 6 SA chefs online during #SALockdown
Introducing 'Quarantine Cuisine'! Catch these 6 SA chefs online during #SALockdownArticle

The 21-day lockdown in South Africa, though extremely necessary, has already and will have further devastating effects on our economy, in particular our hospitality industry. Local chefs and restaurant staff are feeling the pinch and it's sad to think that a lot of our favourite restaurants might not re-open after lockdown...

Ruth Cooper 2 Apr 2020

"Never let a good crisis go to waste"- National Arts Festival CEO Monica Newton chats the new virtual format
"Never let a good crisis go to waste"- National Arts Festival CEO Monica Newton chats the new virtual formatArticle

The National Arts Festival will move into the digital realm and for the first time ever go fully virtual. We chatted to National Arts Festival CEO Monica Newton to find out how exactly this new virtual format will play out, the opportunities of targeting a wider audience and how creatives can try and combat the negative effects of the Covid-19 crisis...

Ruth Cooper 31 Mar 2020

Behind the scenes of the award-wining SA sci-fi/horror film 'Fried Barry' - Q&A with director Ryan Kruger
Behind the scenes of the award-wining SA sci-fi/horror film 'Fried Barry' - Q&A with director Ryan KrugerArticle

Celebrated music director Ryan Kruger's first full-length feature film, Fried Barry has been winning over both local and international critics and fans alike. We got in touch with director Ryan Kruger to chat inspiration, improvisation and cult followings...

Ruth Cooper 23 Mar 2020

The canna revolution - Q&A with Cannabis Expo director Silas Howarth
The canna revolution - Q&A with Cannabis Expo director Silas HowarthArticle

The Cannabis Expo has been postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak. The Cannabis Expo returns to Cape Town from 19 to 22 March 2020 at GrandWest. We got in touch with expo director Silas Howarth to find out what goes into putting on an event of this nature, shifting stigmas, advice for budding entrepreneurs and CBD trends...

Ruth Cooper 12 Mar 2020

Rising through the ranks: Q&A with new manager of The Fugard, Lamees Albertus
Rising through the ranks: Q&A with new manager of The Fugard, Lamees AlbertusArticle

As of 1 March 2020, Lamees Albertus will assume the role of general manager and producer of the iconic The Fugard Theatre in Cape Town. We got in touch to chat about her new promotion, plans for The Fugard and supporting the arts...

Ruth Cooper 20 Feb 2020

Strengthening the African art ecosystem - Q&A with Cape Town Art Fair director, Laura Vincenti
Strengthening the African art ecosystem - Q&A with Cape Town Art Fair director, Laura VincentiArticle

The eighth instalment of the Investec Cape Town Art Fair recently ran at the CTICC. We got in touch with Investec Cape Town Art Fair art fair director Laura Vincenti to find out what goes into putting on an event of this scale, cultivating a Pan-African dialogue and art trends for the year ahead...

Ruth Cooper 13 Feb 2020

Behind the steamy scenes of Love, The Sex Expo - Q&A with organiser Linda Guldemond
Behind the steamy scenes of Love, The Sex Expo - Q&A with organiser Linda GuldemondArticle

We got in touch with Love, The Sex Expo organiser Linda Guldemond to discuss what goes into organising an event of this nature, innovative developments in the sex-tech industry, sexual health and combating stigmas...

Ruth Cooper 4 Feb 2020

Q&A with new National Arts Festival CEO Monica Newton
Q&A with new National Arts Festival CEO Monica NewtonArticle

Earlier this month, it was announced that Monica Newton would be taking up the role of the new National Arts Festival CEO. We got in touch with her to chat about the evolution of the festival, future plans and how the arts can transform and uplift...

Ruth Cooper 19 Dec 2019

New concept restaurant Pilcrow and Cleaver opens in the Cape Town CBD
New concept restaurant Pilcrow and Cleaver opens in the Cape Town CBDArticle

An intriguing name and an intriguing concept. Say hello to the new Cape Town CBD restaurant Pilcrow and Cleaver! Brought to you by chef Judi Fourie, Pilcrow and Cleaver has forgone service staff and tipping and put the diner in direct contact with the chefs...

Ruth Cooper 18 Dec 2019

Spier Light Art - a unique way to usher in the festive season
Spier Light Art - a unique way to usher in the festive seasonArticle

A giant glowing intertwined ouroboros, a hypnotic wave of interactive light, a gravity-defying living room, all this and more can be seen at the Spier Light Art Festival at Spier Wine Farm from now till the 19 January 2020...

Ruth Cooper 10 Dec 2019

#BestofBiz 2019: Lifestyle
#BestofBiz 2019: LifestyleArticle

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Lifestyle & Entertainment site over the past year below...

2 Dec 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: The sophistication of canna culture - Q&A with KushKush founder Jo Hope
#EntrepreneurMonth: The sophistication of canna culture - Q&A with KushKush founder Jo HopeArticle

After seeing a gap in the South African market for elegantly-marketed and packaged cannabis-related products, Joanne Hope, a fashion and lifestyle entrepreneur, created KushKush - a female-centric cannabis-centred retail and content platform...

Ruth Cooper 14 Nov 2019

Dash Restaurant welcomes new chef and menu
Dash Restaurant welcomes new chef and menuArticle

Dash Restaurant and Bar at the Queen Victoria Hotel, at of the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town has a new chef and exciting new menu...

Ruth Cooper 4 Nov 2019

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