Stellenbosch

 
Write the future with young adults
Write the future with young adults
There is a trivia game called Africa Trumps that every African should be aware of. Each card has the name of an African country, the average age of...
Two murders, two crime strategies
Two murders, two crime strategies
The suburb of Uitsig, on the Cape Flats, is a mere 25km from Louisenhof wine farm outside Stellenbosch. But their realities are worlds apart.
Picaresque of 70s hippie punk
Picaresque of 70s hippie punk
by Carsten Rasch (MF Books)
A tale of two dorpies in the Varsity Cup
A tale of two dorpies in the Varsity Cup
Tuks Stadium — You can spend your entire life in Johannesburg and still not understand the dorpie just up the road.
Malema: Farming must continue 'uninterrupted', but 'idle' land must be redistributed
Malema: Farming must continue 'uninterrupted', but 'idle' land must be redistributed
As the debate over expropriation without compensation continues, Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema said on Wednesday that...
South Africa's first black female winemaker shakes up industry
South Africa's first black female winemaker shakes up industry
With a history dating back over three centuries, South Africa's world-renowned wine industry has long been the domain of generations of just a few...
Poets reclaim Cape Town's historical narrative
Poets reclaim Cape Town's historical narrative
‘It’s funny that you call this place Kaapstad. Kaap means ‘steal’ in Dutch. Kapen. ‘To steal’,” says Sjaan Flikweert. She says this...
Why Afrikaans doesn't qualify for special treatment at universities
Why Afrikaans doesn't qualify for special treatment at universities
There is a fierce debate underway about the language of instruction at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. Students protested throughout 2015 against the use of Afrikaans as the...
Terroir's earthy taste of winter
Terroir's earthy taste of winter
In the past, winter was not a great time to be in Cape Town. I remember as a child the frustration of being indoors for weeklong bouts of nothing...
Off the "paraffin grid"
Off the "paraffin grid"
'Late one night, after I dropped off my workers, I saw a young girl studying under a street lamp," says Billy Hadlow, founder of Khaya...
Water department in tricky legal waters
Water department in tricky legal waters
The department of water affairs, through the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), is taking the Stellenbosch municipality to court for polluting...

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