‘BANKEX’ brings fintech opportunities to South Africa
by Editor on 14 December 2017
Business leaders and financial institutions were invited to the South African launch of ‘BANKEX’, a decentralised Bank-as-a-Service model of enterprise (BaaS) which has garnered significant attention from private and institutional investors globally. This BANKEX model is held by BKX company. The introduction of this cryptocurrency was hosted by the BANKEX international team members at various venues across the c...
The Yard! New Silo District concept store and eatery
by Editor on 23 November 2017
Named for the surrounding dockyards and located within view of the picturesque tugboat moorings and the waters of Cape Town harbour, The Yard is an exciting new hybrid concept store-cum-bistro-bar that is set to become the go-to retail and dining experience of the recently launched Silo District at the V & A Waterfront. The Yard shines with carefully selected options that cater with style to both local and interna...
Mulberry and Prince Opens for Brunch!
by Editor on 20 November 2017
From September 2017, Mulberry & Prince Kitchen and Bar, situated at 12 Pepper Street in Cape Town just off the trendy Bree Street strip, will now be open every Sunday from 10h00 to 14h00 for brunch. The “lazy Sunday” menu pays homage to comfort food and the restaurant’s American influences. Since opening in April 2016, Mulberry & Prince has become celebrated as Cape Town’s favourite New York-style eatery. Co...
Fruit pickings and leisurely lunches at De Krans this summer
by Editor on 17 November 2017
Summer brings with it so many wonderful things. Long lazy days at the pool, sipping ice cold cocktails, leisurely lunches and of course deliciously sweet seasonal fruit. Look no further than De Krans Wine Cellar in Calitzdorp for two of these summer sensations. During the months of November through to March De Krans invites visitors to partake in a farm favourite of picking seasonal fruit. From 22 November to ...
A smooth blend of wine, movies and mountain magic
by Editor on 15 November 2017
Move over Pinotage - there’s another reason to visit the Winelands this summer. Serving up its popular blend of movies, delicious food and star-struck entertainment, The Galileo Open Air Cinema is back. Gather your friends, family or new beau and catch them on select Saturdays at handpicked wine estates in Stellenbosch, Paarl, Franschhoek and Somerset West. Catering for all tastes and occasions, with movies fro...
The Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne Festival
by Editor on 24 October 2017
Dust off your most striking outfit and get ready for the social calendar event of 2017. Stand out in the crowd as you sip on some of SA’s finest Méthode Cap Classiques (MCC) at this year’s Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne Festival, ‘The Magic of Bubbles’, presented by Mastercard, which takes place on 2 and 3 December. Dress to impress in your Black and White with a Splash of Summer themed outfit. ...
Heavenly pairing of Angels Tears and nougat at Grande Provence
by Editor on 17 October 2017
Spread your wings and savour ‘A Taste of Heaven’ with a bouquet of enchanting pairings of Angels Tears wines and handmade nougat at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate in Franschhoek. Offered daily at the Grande Provence tasting room, the Angles Tears ‘A Taste of Heaven’ pairs specially crafted nougat delights with each of the four wines in the range. Smooth and bursting with fruit, Angels Tears wines a...
Carne SA champions a multitude of masterly prepared cuts
by Editor on 17 October 2017
Chef-proprietor Giorgio Nava who pioneered a new approach to meat with the opening of Carne SA in Cape Town in 2008, has taken the enjoyment of prime cuts to another level at his city eateries. A champion of letting the meat do the talking, Nava is a master chef of specialist steaks, offering a wide variety of familiar and more unusual cuts at the original Carne SA in Keerom Street, and Carne on Kloof in the vibra...
Val de Vie Market
by Editor on 12 September 2017
The popular Val de Vie Market returns on Sunday 1 October, in association with Aperol Spritz. On the Polo Pavilion terrace, guests can sit back in the sun and enjoy the region’s finest local produce in a spectacular country setting. A riveting polo match at 10:00 will keep guests entertained, followed by the blues-rock sounds of award winning musician Albert Frost. Delicacies and drinks will be supplied by a ra...
Dullstroom to host the highest beer festival in Southern Africa
by Editor on 11 September 2017
‘Raise your beers high’ takes on a new meaning at the inaugural Ducktober Beer Fest to be held in Dullstroom this September, as it boasts the proud honour of being the highest beer festival in Southern Africa at a cool 2100m above sea level. Dullstroom is a well-known weekend-getaway and fly-fishing mecca in Mpumalanga and just a quick trip from either Johannesburg or Pretoria. An expected 1250 people will de...
Beautiful News’ short-films flighting to audiences in transition
by Editor on 11 September 2017
From September to December 2017, Beautiful News South Africa, in conjunction with its proud sponsor Mercedes-Benz South Africa, will be screening short-films of ordinary South Africans doing extraordinary things, putting a positive spin on what it means to be South African. The film viewing experience offers short videos to passengers, travellers and tourists as well as shoppers on-board Africa People Mover and M...
Revamped and revisited – a new table is set at Leopard's Leap
by Editor on 11 September 2017
Known for an innovative and passionate approach to relaxed dining and the enthusiastic encouragement of home cooking, Leopard's Leap Family Vineyards is proud to present a fresh interpretation of its cooking programme. Setting the scene in a refurbished, trendy kitchen, is a centre-piece table that is warm and welcoming despite its sleek and modern look. It is around this table that the new cooking demonstrations ...
Val de Vie is South Africa's Number One Estate
by Editor on 06 September 2017
New World Wealth 2017 ratings for the top ten residential estates in the country reveal that Val de Vie Estate takes first place for a third consecutive year. Ryk Neethling, Marketing Director and Shareholder of Val de Vie comments: “As with sport, the real challenge is to stay on top and to keep reinventing your offering. I believe that a combination of strong leadership and management, Africa’s best security,...
Cape Winemakers Guild auctioneer gears up for his 20th auction
by Editor on 05 September 2017
Cape Winemakers Guild auctioneer gears up for his 20th auction Seasoned auctioneer, Henré Hablutzel of Hofmeyr Mills Auctioneers, will have his gavel at the ready for the 20th time at this year’s Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction to be held at Spier in Stellenbosch on Saturday, 30 September 2017. This annual South African wine industry showcase now in its 33rd year, presents a treasure trove of rare, indi...
Easy summer terrace lunch at Catharina’s at Steenberg
by Editor on 05 September 2017
Easy summer terrace lunch at Catharina’s at Steenberg Bask in the dappled shade of majestic oaks and soak up idyllic Cape Dutch surroundings over an easy, laid back lunch on the terrace of Catharina’s Restaurant at Steenberg. Keeping things light and uncomplicated, Executive Chef Archie Maclean, has compiled a new one-course lunch menu with plenty of choice for a relaxed, no-fuss summer sojourn. Options...
Grande Provence chef nominated for The Best Chef Awards
by Editor on 05 September 2017
Grande Provence chef nominated for The Best Chef Awards Darren Badenhorst, Grande Provence Executive Chef, is one of just four South Africans to be nominated for The Best Chef Awards 2017. Launched in Poland in 2016, this international social media driven competition seeks out the world’s top chefs in terms of culinary artistry and visual presentation. The winning chefs are selected in six categories by 300...
Anew Hotels reveals newest acquisition
by Editor on 30 August 2017
Established in July 2017, ANEW Hotels recently launched the latest addition to its growing portfolio of properties, with ANEW Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris. The ANEW Hotel Group that also includes ANEW Hotel Ingeli Forest & Spa on KwaZulu-Natal’s South Coast was established by two KwaZulu-Natal businessmen, Clinton Armour and Patrick Eliot, and forms part of a locally owned family business, the Ingeli Group. Both hotels...
New Executive Chef for Bushmans Kloof
by Editor on 28 August 2017
Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat, a Relais & Châteaux property in the Cederberg, takes great pleasure in welcoming new Executive Chef, Charles Hayward. Hayward has nearly 20 years’ experience working in hospitality at several high-profile hotels and restaurants in South Africa, Dubai and England. No stranger to the high standards of service synonymous with the Red Carnation Hotels collectio...
Grit is Gold at Africa Property Investment Summit
by Editor on 24 August 2017
SANDTON, JOHANNESBURG - JSE-and Mauritius-listed company,SANDTON, JOHANNESBURG - JSE-and Mauritius-listed company, GRIT Real Estate Income Group, will be attending the noteworthy platform for real estate investment in Africa this week at the Sandton Convention Centre to discuss current trends, share industry experiences, and hopefully emerge having made positive connections in the various African countries. As ...
Franschhoek Uncorked
by Editor on 14 August 2017
The Franschhoek Uncorked Festival, which takes place over the weekend of 16 and 17 September, is the perfect excuse to bid Winter farewell and embrace the splendor of Spring, as your taste buds are treated to a plethora of superb wines from one of SA’s premier wine destinations. Sample new releases wines as well as a handful of gems as you travel from farm to farm throughout the weekend. The Franschhoek Vignero...