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.


Slice of life: Recycling for our lives

This lockdown will hurt my family in the stomach. We will suffer for this whole period. I don’t even know what I will do when my wife gives birth in the next two weeks

Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

A week in lockdown: SA Covid-19 cases at 1 505

The health department says it is awaiting confirmation on whether two deaths in Kwazulu-Natal are related to the coronavirus disease

Press Releases

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders