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Trailblazing Stellenbosch

Explore the Cape in a huge variety of ways

Helicopters, horseback, segway or on foot - the choice is yours

The rise of Black South African winemakers

Black winemakers have shaken up the 355-year-old white industry

Outcry as Japanese winemakers are threatened with deportation from France

More than 42 000 people have already signed a petition protesting the 'crazy, moronic and shameful decision'

South Africa’s first black female winemaker shakes up industry

The emergence of a crop of new black players is changing the makeup of the industry that is among the world's top 10 wine producers

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

Soweto wine festival opts for an upbeat mood in sober times

And the organisers are promoting quality over quantity at this year’s fest.

Drink a toast to the rich Creole heritage of the Cape’s wines

The foundation of the wine industry is not lily-white - it lies in the rich melting pot of the people who called the Cape their home in days gone by.

The Cape’s top 20 wineries of 2014

As the reputation of Cape wines grow over the years, a panel of 29 has selected its top 20 winemakers from the celebrated region.

A year for eating dangerously

Dining is an adventure in choice, so much so that the exotic is now de rigueur. Still, are we ready for brain custard?

By Giorgio, a taste 
of Italy at Dalla Cia

Tim James discovers the tale behind winemaker Giorgio dalla Cia's wines and grappas.

SA’s better brandies punch above their weight

South Africa wins more than its share of titles such as "Best Brandy in the World" in international competitions.

Ambition and grace

Last week, I visited a farm called Solitude. Or should Eenzaamheid be translated as "loneliness"?

Grappa sprung from Cape soil will lift a humble spirit

Grappa was once rough trade, the uncouth Italian peasant not fit to associate with the aristocratic grape spirit, cognac.

Eeny, meeny, miny, mourvèdre

Expertise in hedonic or aesthetic matters must always be trumped by personal taste.

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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

Press Releases

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'

Secure your business from cyber threats

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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