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Time to enter the Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge

Time to enter the Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge

Chenin Blanc’s reputation continues to rise in a way that even Covid-19 can’t seem to stop. Not only was a price approaching R5 000 per bottle achieved on a recent fine wine auction in South Africa for the FMC 2009 – a clear reflection of the variety’s collector...
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...