Wine Farms

Sobriety where there is no hope

A compilation of edited extracts from Susan Levine’s book, Children of a Bitter Harvest, an account of the life of children in the Cape Winelands.

Family sleeps ‘among the bushes’ after farm eviction

A family of five was evicted from their home on Wonderfontein Wineries, but the farm manager insists that the process followed the letter of the law.

Give credit where credit’s due

The farm worker protests in recent weeks in some areas of the wine-producing region of the Western Cape are troubling and, in some cases, misdirected.

Wine-farm workers get better salaries than reported

Solms-Delta's chief executive Craig MacGillivray responds to Glynnis Underhill's article about wine-farm workers.

SA wines take a fair step in the ethical direction

The Wine and Agricultural Industry Ethical Trade Association announced last week that a sticker would be produced for wineries that passed its audit.

Kenya’s extreme winemaking high above the equator

The mountains of Kenya's Rift Valley is better known for its zebras and flamingoes, but here James Farquharson hopes to make quality Kenyan wine.

Savouring the grape escape

Get delightfully fizzled as you tour a pretty corner of France where you can appreciate how champagne is made.


Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

From his adventures with Steve Biko to his support for shack dwellers in KwaZulu-Natal, Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip has always walked the talk of radical Christianity

Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it