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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...
Quiet please, academics advancing
Quiet please, academics advancing
In a field at the edge of the Stellenbosch campus, a torch may have been lit for this country, and perhaps the continent.
Celtic, Bay fight for survival
Celtic, Bay fight for survival
Bloemfontein Celtic coach Owen da Gama is not pushing any panic buttons as relegation-threatened Phunya Sele-Sele face a crunch Absa Premiership...
Accidental athlete
Accidental athlete
In just two weeks life has changed dramatically for new South Africa sprint king Simon Magakwe. The 23-year-old athlete arrived at the South...
Germany take series against SA hockey women
Germany take series against SA hockey women
Germany beat the Spar South African women's hockey team 3-0 in the second Test played at Stellenbosch University on Friday night.
Stellenbosch fire rages out of control
Stellenbosch fire rages out of control
Firefighters are still struggling to extinguish a fire that broke out at the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve on Wednesday afternoon, as hot conditions...

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