Africa in Venice

It’s 2019, it’s the Venice Biennale and it’s time for Africa to stand proud. Liese van der Watt joins the world’s art glitterati to stroll among the pavilions that showcase national art and finds herself drawn to those representing Africa.

Things to do this weekend – 27 to 29 September 2019

This weekend join Waterford for a special starlit dining experience, kick off market season by checking out some brand new selections at the Country Craft Market and take your four-legged, furry friends on an adventure at Warwick’s Annual Charity Doggie Walk.


It is a classic business school case study: a small, vibrant brand with its roots firmly in South African soil is taking the world by storm. No wonder, muses Petro Mostert, that Stellenbosch venture capital company Invenfin jumped in early to become a significant partner in the BOS success story.

Maintaining world-class standards

Nine of South Africa’s top wine and food tourism providers were named honourees in the inaugural Wine & Food Tourism Conference Awards at the close of this year’s Wine and Food Tourism Conference near Stellenbosch on Wednesday 18 September

Exploring trends in wine and food tourism

More than 15 top-level experts will be sharing the stage at the Wine & Food Tourism Conference at Spier on 18 September, including trends analyst Dion Chang, digital expert Judith Lewis, Wesgro CEO Tim Harris, as well as immediate past Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom. 

The whole wellness

In today’s high-pressure world, we all need a little help to relax. And relaxation, HELEN CLEMSON discovers, is the first step to all-round well-being. She tours some of the Cape Winelands’ top spa destinations to find out where wellness can be found.

Kuierwinkel vol kruie, snoepgoed en snuisterye

By ’n ikoniese negosiewinkel in Dorpstraat ontmoet twee Stellenbosse legendes mekaar: oom Samie, wat die winkel meer as 100 jaar gelede begin het, en Annatjie Melck, wat hom vandag laat voortleef. LIEN BOTHA het gaan snuffel.

4IR and Africa: Promise or peril?

The fourth industrial revolution (4IR) is unfolding on the continent, bringing with it African solutions for African problems. But is it a threat to livelihoods or does it provide an opportunity for Africa to leapfrog the earlier industrial revolutions?

Choosing the hands to treat you

Ultimately, injectable treatments are most definitely the way forward regarding non-surgical rejuvenation, but your results will only ever be as good as the doctor administering them.

Franschhoek Uncorked 2019

Bid farewell to the Winter blues and swing into Spring by heading off to the picture perfect Franschhoek Wine Valley over the weekend of 14 and 15 September for this year’s Franschhoek Uncorked Festival. 

Uniquely South African heritage celebrations at Lanzerac

A cultural experience showcasing a wide assortment of unique dishes cooked over open flames in honour of national “Braai Day”, join Lanzerac Hotel & Spa on the 24th of September to celebrate South Africa’s diversity and community.

A lodge with a view

Whether you’re watching the sun dip beyond distant Table Mountain or admiring the patterns of light filtering through the green shoots of next year’s harvest, sunset is a magical time just about anywhere in the Cape Winelands. But there are perhaps few places quite so enchanting as De Zeven Guest Lodge. 

Things to do this weekend: 13 to 15 September 2019

This Friday sees Delvera’s popular Full Moon Hikes return for the season, some of the SA’s most renowned chefs are preparing a special feast for the Celebrate Life Dinner, and Watershed is playing a special acoustic set on Saturday evening at Hazendal.

Managing risk by insuring the insurers

Big businesses deal with the reality of risk every day. Sophisticated criminals increasingly target insurance companies, which can result in significant financial damage as well as potential reputational risks. Insuring the insurers helps executives sleep just that little bit better at night.

Talk of the Town

Young Ike Klaassen has grabbed everyone’s imagination on the global MTB stage, international think-tank the “Club of Rome” will convene in South Africa for the first time and a new mobile app was launched this week to assist the Stellenbosch Municipality in solving their housing challenges.