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UCOOK Market Box gives lifeline to farmers and food producers

UCOOK Market Box gives lifeline to farmers and food producers

Meal-kit delivery business UCOOK was launched just five short years ago with a clear mission to support local, small-scale food producers. With the onset of lockdown, the relationship with this artisanal supply chain has been brought to the fore as small businesses...
Entries open for Wine & Food Tourism Awards

Entries open for Wine & Food Tourism Awards

The profound after-shock on tourism wrought by Covid-19 should not be taken as a signal of defeat, says organiser of the annual Wine & Food Tourism Awards, Margi Biggs. “As traumatic and disruptive as the effects have been on the entire tourism industry supply...
CapeWine 2021 postponed

CapeWine 2021 postponed

The triennial South African wine trade show, CapeWine, held in Cape Town and hosted by Wines of South Africa, has been moved from its planned slot in September 2021 to new dates in 2022, the 5-7 October. The move is a result of the Covid-19 pandemic impacting on the...
Entries open for the Mosaic Top Five Pinot Noir Wine Awards

Entries open for the Mosaic Top Five Pinot Noir Wine Awards

The Top Five Trust, a registered public benefit organisation, is proud to announce the inaugural Mosaic Top 5 Pinot Noir Wine Awards. This prestigious competition is sponsored by Mosaic Family Office and will identify five distinctive South African Pinot Noir red...
Developing youth for the future of agriculture

Developing youth for the future of agriculture

Over the past five years, the Western Cape Department of Agriculture (WCDoA) has spent R53.7 million on programmes targeting the development of our youth. Nine hundred and ninety-three (993) beneficiaries benefitted from these bursaries, scholarships, internships...
Tourism for leisure should be allowed under Alert Level 3

Tourism for leisure should be allowed under Alert Level 3

With severe restrictions on international and local travel during the Covid-19 pandemic, there is no doubt that the tourism sector has been hard-hit during this crisis, and will require a great deal of support to ensure its survival. Yesterday (11 June 2020), David...
Cape Town International Airport open for business travel

Cape Town International Airport open for business travel

Today (10 June 2020), Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, David Maynier, and City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member for Economic Opportunities and Asset Management, Alderman James Vos, visited Cape Town International Airport (CTIA) to assess the...
Benguela Cove Wine launches Click & Collect service

Benguela Cove Wine launches Click & Collect service

Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate has launched a click and collect service to meet a major surge in demand following the lifting of the ban on the sale of alcohol. Details for placing an order are online. At no extra charge, the estate’s customers can pick up their...
Terroir wine competition on course despite Covid-19

Terroir wine competition on course despite Covid-19

Notwithstanding the major challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, it has been announced that the Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards competition is going ahead. This after the South African wine industry, along with all economic activity in the country, has been taking severe...
Researchers put a price tag on alcohol use

Researchers put a price tag on alcohol use

Alcohol use disorders are associated with high social welfare and health care costs – but what causes them? A new Finnish study looks at the magnitude and reasons behind the economic burden alcohol use disorders have on society. Earlier studies have shown that alcohol...