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Nobody listens to vegans

Brent Meersman ponders whether veganism and being a food writer can go together.

The fine art of cooking

Boutique restaurants are on the increase in Cape Town – selling product lines as well as meals.

Terroir’s earthy taste of winter

Brent Meersman explores the elegantly casual Terroir restaurant's European inspired cuisine and its sweet deals for winter.

Haute of this world

The menu at Haute Cabrière is specifically designed to complement the estate's wines - and it works.

Up to the vegan challenge?

Cape Town Vegan Challenge is an invitation to try veganism for a month and several restaurants have taken up the gauntlet, writes Brent Meersman.

The best of a raw deal

In this overprocessed world with industrial ­agriculture doing violence to the planet, it makes sense that some have turned to a raw food diet.

Straight in Dakar, gay in Paris

"I felt I had a white man's disease," he said. As everyone knows, there are no local cures for white men's diseases.

Is it beer o’clock in Cape Town yet?

Yes. Yes it is. And time flies at the Beerhouse in Long Street, where the range of ale is matched by the quality of the food.

Cape Town tapas spot taps into the loud crowd

La Parada on Bree Street in Cape Town is noisy and ­popular, but clearly food is not the main attraction.

‘White trash’ still cooking

Emily's Restaurant has moved again, and this time 
it will appeal to more food lovers than ever before.

Kimchi worth a royal flush

Observatory, isn't exactly a destination for fine dining, although there is plenty of food to be had at better prices than elsewhere in Cape Town.

Infamy eggs on Charly’s bakin’

From naughty creations to gestures of goodwill, a Cape Town business has seen – and made – it all.


The Mogale Centre: A place of hope for young offenders

In the last story of her series about children behind bars, Athandiwe Saba speaks to young men who have committed serious crimes and are now living behind the walls of the Mogale Child and Youth Care Centre

Covid-19 fight to enter house-to-house testing phase

President urges people to continue staying at home for the next 17 days

Can you pause a pandemic? Inside the race to stop spread of Covid-19

Tracing the close contacts of people who test positive for coronavirus disease is a delicate dance. Here’s why these health workers wait for the cover of darkness to take action

Press Releases

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories