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  • DARLING is DIVERSITY

    Wines of South Africa, or WOSA, is the marketing and promotional body for SA wines internationally. Every year they host their marketing managers based in other countries, for a Strategy Conference and AGM. This year they identified Darling as a key region to visit and we were delighted to have them here and show them what we […]

  • A Guesthouse Owner’s wishlist

    The hospitality industry is a tough one and operators are always expected to have a smile on their faces. ‘Jane Doe’ fled the crime and grime of the city and found herself in the mayhem of guest crime and grime, running a budget accommodation establishment in a small Karoo town. Here are some of the…

  • The EDP will be a success because there is a need for it

    This is the third in a series of views on the establishment of the Western Cape’s recently-announced Economic Development Partnership. The EDP will be a success because there is a need for it. After 18 years of getting to grips with a new democratic governance model for the country, provinces and local government we have…

  • Improving the economy, advancing job creation

    This is the second in a series of views on the establishment of the Western Cape’s recently-announced Economic Development Partnership. Firstly the establishment of the Economic Development Partnership is a huge opportunity for the people of the Western Cape to tackle the challenges of sustainable economic growth and job creation in a new and innovative…

  • An effective partnership between citizens, business & government

     This is the first in a series of views on the establishment of the Western Cape’s recently-announced Economic Development Partnership. The Western Cape Government’s number one goal is to create the opportunities for businesses and citizens to grow the economy. We want to create a Western Cape that is a better place to invest and…

  • The State of the Fresh Fruit Market in South Africa

    While browsing at my local Supermarket some time back, I had a sudden urge to quaff a long draft of delicious, fresh orange juice. I immediately set off in search of a pocket of the best of what South Africa could boast of, in the way of enticing fresh fruit that would burst forth with…

  • Social Media and Freedom of Speech

    The debate over freedom of speech in social media and the fine line between constructive and destructive criticism is an interesting talking point. Social media is pushing the traditional boundaries of freedom of speech.

  • 2010 WC: Elaine Hurford — Me and my Vuvuzela

    From the threshold of the Great Karoo, 400 kms from the Green Point Stadium,  1100 kms from Soccer City,  the World Cup was something that was happening to other people. It wasn’t going to be great anyway. Tourists would be ripped off,  or worse, just ‘offed’ – I could see the headlines, feel the shame, …

  • 2010 WC: Hilary Bama — The African Wave

    On the 13th of June 2010 myself and three friends set out on a 14hrs roadtrip to Bloemfontein from Cape Town for the Cameroon-Japan game. Stopped over in Beaufort West and a few other small towns along the road. Our interactions with the locals was massive. The spirit of the World Cup, first ever on…

  • 2010 WC: Sally Grierson — Gees

    The shouting and excitement is over – the 2010 World Cup has come to an end. Congratulations to Spain who are the soccer champions but congratulations to South Africa and it’s people who are the real winners! [youtube VmAeY8mb11I 640] How does one pick a single moment of GEES from a month of excitement? Did…