‘BANKEX’ brings fintech opportunities to South Africa
by Editor on 14 December 2017
Business leaders and financial institutions were invited to the South African launch of ‘BANKEX’, a decentralised Bank-as-a-Service model of enterprise (BaaS) which has garnered significant attention from private and institutional investors globally. This BANKEX model is held by BKX company. The introduction of this cryptocurrency was hosted by the BANKEX international team members at various venues across the c...
The Yard! New Silo District concept store and eatery
by Editor on 23 November 2017
Named for the surrounding dockyards and located within view of the picturesque tugboat moorings and the waters of Cape Town harbour, The Yard is an exciting new hybrid concept store-cum-bistro-bar that is set to become the go-to retail and dining experience of the recently launched Silo District at the V & A Waterfront. The Yard shines with carefully selected options that cater with style to both local and interna...
Online Marketing Place for Hospitality Services Market
by Editor on 23 November 2017
Online marketing place for hospitality service is a platform that offers web services to the hospitality industry in order to provide services to customers at a global level. The increasing adoption of digitalization in the hospitality industry has provided the facility of hotel visibility along with their services at a global level. The key factors driving growth of the global online marketing place for hospitality ...
Cape Town Festival of Beer
by Editor on 21 November 2017
The Cape Town Festival of Beer, which takes place from December 1-3 at Hamilton’s Rugby Club, is fast approaching! There are only 14 days left to get your tickets to the biggest festival of beer in not only South Africa, but the entire southern hemisphere with more than 60 brewers and over 200 beers on offer. Festivalgoers will be able to sample a variety of brews at the festival and all attending can apprecia...
Mulberry and Prince Opens for Brunch!
by Editor on 20 November 2017
From September 2017, Mulberry & Prince Kitchen and Bar, situated at 12 Pepper Street in Cape Town just off the trendy Bree Street strip, will now be open every Sunday from 10h00 to 14h00 for brunch. The “lazy Sunday” menu pays homage to comfort food and the restaurant’s American influences. Since opening in April 2016, Mulberry & Prince has become celebrated as Cape Town’s favourite New York-style eatery. Co...
Fruit pickings and leisurely lunches at De Krans this summer
by Editor on 17 November 2017
Summer brings with it so many wonderful things. Long lazy days at the pool, sipping ice cold cocktails, leisurely lunches and of course deliciously sweet seasonal fruit. Look no further than De Krans Wine Cellar in Calitzdorp for two of these summer sensations. During the months of November through to March De Krans invites visitors to partake in a farm favourite of picking seasonal fruit. From 22 November to ...
A smooth blend of wine, movies and mountain magic
by Editor on 15 November 2017
Move over Pinotage - there’s another reason to visit the Winelands this summer. Serving up its popular blend of movies, delicious food and star-struck entertainment, The Galileo Open Air Cinema is back. Gather your friends, family or new beau and catch them on select Saturdays at handpicked wine estates in Stellenbosch, Paarl, Franschhoek and Somerset West. Catering for all tastes and occasions, with movies fro...
The Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne Festival
by Editor on 24 October 2017
Dust off your most striking outfit and get ready for the social calendar event of 2017. Stand out in the crowd as you sip on some of SA’s finest Méthode Cap Classiques (MCC) at this year’s Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne Festival, ‘The Magic of Bubbles’, presented by Mastercard, which takes place on 2 and 3 December. Dress to impress in your Black and White with a Splash of Summer themed outfit. ...
Carne SA champions a multitude of masterly prepared cuts
by Editor on 17 October 2017
Chef-proprietor Giorgio Nava who pioneered a new approach to meat with the opening of Carne SA in Cape Town in 2008, has taken the enjoyment of prime cuts to another level at his city eateries. A champion of letting the meat do the talking, Nava is a master chef of specialist steaks, offering a wide variety of familiar and more unusual cuts at the original Carne SA in Keerom Street, and Carne on Kloof in the vibra...
Double Gold and two Golds for De Krans at Veritas
by Editor on 11 October 2017
Hot on the heels of its last achievement, the De Krans Cape Vintage Reserve 2014 will be adding another accolade to its list of awards for 2017, securing a Double Gold at the 2017 Veritas Awards. De Krans also took home two Gold medals for its Cape Tawny Limited Release NV and Cape Vintage Reserve 2015, respectively. The prestigious awards ceremony, which took place on Friday, 6 October in Cape Town, was attended by...
Delheim’s legendary Spatz Sperling passes away
by Editor on 08 October 2017
The Sperling family are sad to announce the passing of Michael Hans ‘Spatz’ Sperling, their much-loved husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather and patriarch of Delheim. Since his arrival in South Africa as a 20-year-old from Germany in 1951 to join his uncle Hans Hoheisen and aunt Del, Spatz became a pioneering icon of the South African wine industry. Over the next 60 years, Spatz grew this farm on the...
New Grande Provence Chef takes food evolution to the next level
by Editor on 04 October 2017
New Grande Provence Chef takes food evolution to the next level Grande Provence has appointed Guy Bennett as new Executive Chef to lead the kitchen brigade at The Restaurant of this historic Franschhoek Heritage Wine Estate. A seasoned chef, Guy has worked his way up the ranks alongside some of Cape Town’s most celebrated culinary masters the likes of Michael Deg, Bertus Basson, Reuben Riffel and top pastry che...
33rd Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction exceeds expectations
by Editor on 04 October 2017
33rd Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction exceeds expectations Diversity and innovative winemaking reaped rich rewards at the 33rd Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction at Spier in the Stellenbosch Winelands over the weekend, with total sales exceeding R13,2 million and a new record price for a case of wine. Total sales of R13 223 200, just under last year’s record breaking auction, coupled with an increased s...
Anthonij Rupert Wyne excels in Tim Atkins report
by Editor on 21 September 2017
The highly anticipated 2017 South Africa Special Report by leading UK Master of Wine Tim Atkin was published on 13 September, and Anthonij Rupert Wyne received an impressive rating of 90+ for eleven of its wines. The Cape of Good Hope Van Lill & Visser Chenin Blanc 2016, with the highest rating of 95/100, was also listed as one of Atkins’ Wines of the Year in the Chenin Blanc category. Seven of the 11 wines to ...
Shared value project celebrates 16 000 trees this Arbor Month
by Editor on 12 September 2017
01 September 2017: South African Abor Week, which celebrates the beauty and importance of trees between 1-7 September every year, also promotes the need to plant and maintain trees across South Africa; it has done so since the 1970s. In South Africa, trees are a crucial part of the environment, particularly in disadvantaged communities which are usually characterized by desiccated and bare areas. This year, durin...
Val de Vie Market
by Editor on 12 September 2017
The popular Val de Vie Market returns on Sunday 1 October, in association with Aperol Spritz. On the Polo Pavilion terrace, guests can sit back in the sun and enjoy the region’s finest local produce in a spectacular country setting. A riveting polo match at 10:00 will keep guests entertained, followed by the blues-rock sounds of award winning musician Albert Frost. Delicacies and drinks will be supplied by a ra...
Beautiful News’ short-films flighting to audiences in transition
by Editor on 11 September 2017
From September to December 2017, Beautiful News South Africa, in conjunction with its proud sponsor Mercedes-Benz South Africa, will be screening short-films of ordinary South Africans doing extraordinary things, putting a positive spin on what it means to be South African. The film viewing experience offers short videos to passengers, travellers and tourists as well as shoppers on-board Africa People Mover and M...
Dullstroom to host the highest beer festival in Southern Africa
by Editor on 11 September 2017
‘Raise your beers high’ takes on a new meaning at the inaugural Ducktober Beer Fest to be held in Dullstroom this September, as it boasts the proud honour of being the highest beer festival in Southern Africa at a cool 2100m above sea level. Dullstroom is a well-known weekend-getaway and fly-fishing mecca in Mpumalanga and just a quick trip from either Johannesburg or Pretoria. An expected 1250 people will de...
Revamped and revisited – a new table is set at Leopard's Leap
by Editor on 11 September 2017
Known for an innovative and passionate approach to relaxed dining and the enthusiastic encouragement of home cooking, Leopard's Leap Family Vineyards is proud to present a fresh interpretation of its cooking programme. Setting the scene in a refurbished, trendy kitchen, is a centre-piece table that is warm and welcoming despite its sleek and modern look. It is around this table that the new cooking demonstrations ...
Cintron Pink Polo 2017 at Val de Vie Estate
by Editor on 06 September 2017
Acclaimed as one of South Africa’s most reputable events on the Western Cape’s social- and polo calendar, the prestigious Cintron Pink Polo returns for its 8th consecutive celebration that brings special emphasis to Breast Cancer Awareness on Saturday 4 November 2017. Unmatched by any other, this highly commended Polo with a Purpose pursuit will be hosted on South Africa’s leading wine- and polo domain; the imm...