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Idiom restaurant celebrates a decade of excellence with paired wine tasting

Tucked away in the hills of the Helderberg, the new Idiom restaurant and wine tasting centre feels like an escape to another world.

SA’s best wines on a Platter

The latest guide to South African wines might have some flaws, but it sets an international standard.

Simple shiraz blends make for drinking comfort

Shiraz-based blends that are not too complicated but fresh and delicious are my own "house red".

Incentive to rock ‘n riesling

Riesling: If you have never riesled, it is time to start.

Old faithful settles into a new niche

Cinderella and workhorse were favourite clichés to describe the role of chenin blanc in the local wine industry of olden days.

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.

Fruits of a purer vine

<b>Claire Hu</b> rounds up some of the best organic local wines.

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.

Shilowa turns sumptuous Epicurean

It's not every wine show that has a once-powerful politician pouring sips of wine for all and sundry.

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.

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.

Pinot’s troubled affair has its good moments

The "heartbreak grape" they call it -- a cliché used by wine-growers who've tried and failed to get pinot noir to produce the wonders of Burgundy.

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Sekhukhune’s five-year battle for water back in court

The residents of five villages are calling for the district municipal manager to be arrested

Special Investigating Unit probes Covid-19 tenderpreneurs

The SIU is investigating 102 companies doing business with the provincial government in Gauteng alone

Vaccine trial results due in December

If successful, it will then have to be manufactured and distributed

Press Releases

WiMSA shines a light on the future of women in mining

Men in mining must begin to take it upon themselves to support the development of women in the industry

Department of Public Works and Infrastructure reveals second gender-based violence advocacy artwork

The men and boys of South Africa are important role players in this mission to ensure that women are respected, protected and treated equally

Empowering the voice of women in leadership to enable full participation in their roles in leadership and decision making

Sibanye-Stillwater has 13% female representation in its workforce and is actively working to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Surviving the tobacco ban

Nicotine is given as the ‘likely’ reason for lower Covid-19 infection rates but authorities still stress the health risk of smoking

Smokers hold thumbs for cigarette ban to be lifted

SATTA is worried about the impact of the ban on its own members activities and how the ban is helping black marketeers to make millions of rands illegally

Covid-19: Outlook on the economy, politics and labour

Old Mutual had experts unpack the effects of the pandemic and provide practical tips on how to deal with the financial impact of job losses and salary cuts

Opt-in to Popia

All business owners should take note: there is a lot of work ahead to ensure compliance with the POPI Act that has just come into effect

Capital Legacy talks life

The Covid-19 pandemic is revealing how few people actually sort their affairs to the benefit of their loved ones they leave behind when they pass on

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