Tag: Rob Lundie

  • Bucking the trend in the drought

    The Western Cape has faced its worst drought in a century, and this is the third consecutive year of that drought.  Cape Town’s mayor has been at pains to point out that — with climate change — “This is the new normal.” With dwindling water supply to farmers, crop productions have been slashed and, across […]

  • Pniel’s home-grown entrepreneur

    Elrico Pietersen was born in Pniel on the slopes of the Simonsberg and went to Pniel Primary School and then Kylemore High School, a few kilometres up the road.  “I wasn’t one of the lucky ones to go away to school — my mother is a baker with two children,” he says. Elrico ran two…

  • The best ‘good news’ story from the Winelands?

    The two best ‘good news’ stories from the Western Cape are probably the V&A Waterfront and Boschendal Wine Estate.  Both were sold about a decade back — the Waterfront to foreign owners who expatriated the profits but stopped all new development and Boschendal to a local BEE consortium who made their money from property development…