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Raise a glass of the Cape’s finest to our top 20 wineries

South Africa's winemaking industry is evolving and only eight producers who were top of the pops in 2001 still cling to eminence.

Get into the spirit with the A-Z of festive drinks

A is for anticipation, B is for bottoms up -- and T is for tanked. <b>Tim James</b> guides you through the best of the season.

All’s fair in posh and plonk

Wine lovers in Jo'burg can choose between the Cape's famous, fancy or fresh wines this weekend.

Adventurers are spoilt for choice

There are an awful lot of South African wines out there -- about 7?000. It's tempting to abandon adventurism and reach for another bottle of the same.

Wild claims and outrageous price leave a bitter aftertaste

Too many producers regard wine journalists as badly paid PR people.

Lammershoek grows caution to the wind

Wine sales generally are bad, exports less lucrative than they should be -- the industry is bleeding. Is this the best time for experiments?

The case for parental guidance

Meerlust has just about everything going for it these days.

Local industry laps up foreign spillover

Foreigners still arrive to share in the Cape winelands -- not in a deluge but in a reassuringly constant trickle.

Inspired by the vine

Artist Cecil Skotnes had an 'extra-ordinary appetite for enjoyment'. Vital to this was his profound love of wine.

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Demolition of hope in Hangberg

The City of Cape Town in June twice knocked down structures on land allocated for other purposes. The city says these were not evictions; residents ask why no police are available for rapes and murders

Corruption allegations: It’s a family affair at Dihlabeng municipality

The mayor, her relatives and their friends keep landing lucrative tenders and using state resources. Yet Lindiwe Makhalema has failed to declare the list of her relationships with people and companies benefiting from the municipality

AG’s report reveals the municipalities where money goes to waste

Municipalities are in complete disarray, with many of them flagged by the auditor-general for deliberate lack of accountability and tolerance for transgressions by political and administrative leadership while billions are squandered.

Press Releases

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

Security and Compliance Evolution in the Data Revolution

Organisations must adopt a risk-based approach to compliance and rely on technology to mitigate that risk and on people and process controls as well

Covid-19 vs Child Nutrition

Children are being impacted severely across the world because of things such as reduced immunisation as health services prioritise treating Covid-19 cases

MTN’s network innovation sees 5G launched at 100 sites countrywide

MTN South Africa has launched its widely accessible 5G network – the first of MTN’s 21 operations across Africa and the Middle East

Economic ramifications of Covid-19

There is an opportunity for business and government in collaboration to galvanise and work together, and present ourselves as a viable destination for investment

BCX empowers its finance staff with professional accounting qualifications

'For the finance function to go beyond the numbers we need to be professional and we cannot leave out the financial control experts'

Ensuring no prospective CA(SA) is left behind

Sizwe Nxasana talks about the macro-economic impact our country will suffer if the accountancy profession fails to transform its pipeline in the pandemic

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