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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.

When innovation beats specialisation

Out of the great revolution in South African wine we've seen in the past few decades, something of a contradiction is emerging.

Toast of the markets

Fine wines outstripped gold, crude and the FTSE 100 as an investment last year as prices surged for top vintages.

Real men can drink pink

Ten years ago red-blooded men like a red-blooded Cabernet, but the palette is now a whole lot broader, writes Tim James.

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Hawks swoop down with more arrests in R1.4-billion corruption blitz

The spate of arrests for corruption continues apace in Gauteng and the Eastern Cape.

SANDF hid R200m expenditure on ‘Covid’ drug it can’t use

Military health officials are puzzled by the defence department importing a drug that has not been approved for treating coronavirus symptoms from Cuba

Epic fail: Africa’s Fortnite battle

Forced onto the backfoot by poor ping and overseas servers, African gamers are getting creative in an attempt to play one of the biggest competitive games. In the second instalment of our gaming corner, we chat to some of the innovators

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Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

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Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

Mental Health

During the pandemic there's been a dramatic increase in depression, anxiety and suicides, according to some of the surveys done

Expert financial advice still recommended – especially in uncertain times

A financial advisor is an expert who will help you to protect your wealth and make a realistic plan when unexpected events threaten your wellbeing

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