Wine Industry

The Treasure Chest Collective: Changing the identity of SA wine

A close-knit group of black, mostly women, wine producers is determined to get black South Africans to identify with and buy their good-quality wines

​Too palatable for comfort: Am I complacently waiting for the winelands to change?

Sipping delicious wine in the gentle sun on weekend afternoons is a wonderful pastime but behind the vines the inequality is still strong.

SA wine exports reach record volumes on bumper harvest

Demand for South African wines from Europe, whch experienced a poor harvest in 2013, saw exports rise by 26%.

The pig farmer behind the Western Cape farm strikes

Nosey Pieterse says he is fully behind farmworkers who want to be liberated from their "shackles", writes Glynnis Underhill.

Platter high-fives to diverse vineyards

Although the 2012 ­<em>Platter's Wine Guide </em>will be released only next month, the winners of its top ratings were announced this week.

Dynamism doesn’t end at Swartland

Which are the most exciting wine areas of the Cape? I increasingly hear murmurs of discontent of too much focus on the Swartland and on its wineries.

Keeping sweet with the rich

The wine industry seems to be pandering to a conservative, rich market that likes flashy stuff.

Poor yields from grapes of wrath

It's been threatening for a long time: a report from a responsible international body replete with accusations of shocking farmworker conditions.

Golfers scrum down on unfamiliar terrain

Combining sport and winemaking is not new. But does it work?

Fruit of a poisoned vine

How will a damning Human Rights Watch report into the treatment of workers affect the local wine industry? We speak to wine columnist <b>Tim James</b>

Charm obscures need for change

It's perhaps dangerous to visit a wine farm such as Annandale -- it's all too easy to forget the urgent need for change in the SA wine industry.

Slaving away

The ugly side underpinning the wine industry is often too easily ignored.


From the archives: For the first time, an insiders’ account of the Third Force

Two young gangsters give an horrific account of how they were encouraged, equipped and trained to carry out violence against ANC-linked targets by the security forces.

Ramaphosa bets big on infrastructure to boost economy

Sona was a mixed bag but there were some meaningful announcements

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

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