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June 2014

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Queen pays homage to Mandela at Kirstenbosch’s Chelsea Flower Show exhibit

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Lihle Dlamini of SANBI, Alan Demby Chairman of the SA Gold Coin Exchange, HM Queen Elizabeth II - Photo Credit: Anthony Upton

Cape Town Number 1 in ICCA Rankings Cape Town and the Western Cape is still proudly the number 1 destination for conferences in Africa according to the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) 2013 global ranking statistics. South Africa maintained its number 1 spot in the African meetings category, followed by Kenya and Morocco with triple the amount of meetings held. In the African city rankings, Cape Town was the ultimate winner with Durban 2nd and Nairobi 3rd. Stellenbosch placed 10th an incredible feat for this picturesque town in the Cape Winelands region. In relation to its partners in the BestCities Global Alliance (Berlin, Chicago, Copenhagen, Dubai, Edinburgh, Houston, Melbourne, Singapore, Vancouver) Cape Town fared very well at 52nd, behind Melbourne at 44th and Vancouver at 38th.

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II made a special visit to South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) Kirstenbosch – South Africa exhibit at the Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show in London which featured a floral tribute to Nelson Mandela made out of dried protea flower head rosettes. Sponsor of the Kirstenbosch exhibit, Alan Demby, Chairman of the South African Gold Coin Exchange/ Scoin Shop, presented The Queen with a gold Mandela medallion which features a “Mandela Gold” Strelitzia on the reverse.

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Demby, whose organisations are the biggest commercial contributors to the charitable causes of the Nobel Laureate Programme and the Mandela Foundation, through the sale of their medallions, had a lively chat with The Queen about Kirstenbosch’s immense biodiversity and the popularity of coins bearing her image during the Diamond Jubilee. Kirstenbosch went on to win a prestigious Silver Gilt Award which was accepted by Lihle Dlamini, director of marketing and communications, for SANBI.

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Oom Samie se Winkel turns 110! Oom Samie se Winkel is a Stellenbosch Institution since 1904, that just turned 110. The shop is decorated as an old-style Victorian trading store, and operates the same way as it did back in the Victorian era. Oom Samie Se Winkel stocks everything from handcrafted straw yard brooms, arts and crafts, bokkoms, biltong, dried fruit, koeksisters, hanepoot jam, boegoe brandy, boiled sweets, sticky toffee, authentic old century butter churns, rare antiques, books and clothing to name only a few. Oom Samie se Winkel is not only a treasury for locals, but the store is a well-known tourist attraction in Dorp Street, Stellenbosch.

Kirstenbosch exhibit at Chelsea Flower Show celebrates sustainability

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This year the Kirstenbosch exhibit was awarded a Silver Gilt medal at the Chelsea Flower Show in London, notching up yet another medal in the 39 years of exhibiting. The innovative exhibit, ‘In Harmony with Nature’, had already attracted much interest from media, celebrities and the Royal family. Exhibiting at this ‘Olympics’ of Flower shows is one of the major tourism opportunities to promote South Africa and its rich natural biodiversity and cultural heritage. With more than 150 000 visitors to the show the South African stand is a major attraction. The theme of ‘In Harmony with Nature’ was this year’s SANBI Kirstenbosch - South Africa exhibit. The wealth of design inspiration paired with our rich natural biodiversity shows how archi-

tectural creativity has ‘borrowed’ from nature and is coupled with our cultural diversity. A unique tribute to the late Nelson Mandela added to the four dioramas that make up the stand, perfectly reflects the spirit of the country. Being awarded the Silver Gilt Medal was a welcome 21st birthday ‘gift‘ for the two designers David Davidson and Raymond Hudson. The display features dioramas of four different habitats being: The Enchanted Forest habitat at Kirstenbosch also home to the newly constructed ‘Boomslang’ or Tree Canopy Walkway, The Savanna habitat of Limpopo Province, a contemporary fynbos garden and the representation of a pristine and functional ecosystem nestled in a mountain ravine habitat, like Skeleton Gorge

on Table Mountain. With more than 550 exhibits the Chelsea Flower Show was a paradise of unusual displays from all over the world and competition was hot! Being awarded a medal was the ultimate goal for all entrants.

Raymond Hudson and David Davidson Photo Credit - Roger Oliver

Sustainability discussed in online publication Since February 2013, researchers at Stellenbosch University (SU) have written a series of articles on various aspects relating to sustainability. These articles, originally published on the SU website are now available as an electronic publication. Among the themes covered in the publication are the mass rearing of insect larvae into animal feed; an environmentally friendly shark barrier; renewable energy research; environmental finance and ethics; sustainable water usage

and soil cultivation; and sustainability in businesses. According to Dr Barbara Pool, Director of Projects at SU, the publication offers a bird’s eye view of sustainability at the University. “Through the publication, we increase the visibility of our researchers’ work on sustainability.” Pool adds that the articles are written in a language that most people will understand. She says any person who is interested in sustainability will benefit from the publication.

Pool says the next series of articles on sustainability are likely to emanate from the University’s Learning and Teaching environment. “Through discussions, we will look at courses on sustainability and how lecturers are teaching them.” Although the publication is only available online, Pool says the aim is to have a print version soon. The publication is available online at: www0.sun.ac.za/sustainability/ flipbooks/researchflipbookeng/

Playing with fire In order to encourage young people to the adventures in the culinary arts industry, The Private Hotel School in Stellenbosch recently invited several learners and students for a cooking class in their training kitchen.

Guess Who’s Turning 19 years old in July ? If you shouted ‘Radio Helderberg!!!’ then congratulations! 93.6 FM is turning 19 on the 1st of July 2014 and as a big thank you to you, the listener, we’ll be giving away awesome prizes! Tune in and celebrate with your favourite Community Radio Station

Zahni Terblanché and Hanneke Schreuder, both matric students from Paarl Gymnasium joined in and with guidance from chef Mat Vigario and students from the hotel school they prepared a fire-roasted red pepper for their deconstructed lasagne starter, flambéed steak Diane for mains and finally created their own crêpe suzettes for dessert. Photo: Left to Right Zahni Terblanché and Hanneke Schreuder Making Pasta


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Cape Town Number 1st in ICCA Rankings (continue from page 1) Cape Town and the Western Cape’s impressive results are attributed to our award-winning international airport, world-class infrastructure, award-winning international convention centre and its vibrant destination appeal, making it a first choice destination to meet in. Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) General Manager for Commercial and Business Development, Megan Arendse says that the recent ICCA rankings bear further testament to Cape Town’s appeal as one of the world’s leading convention destinations and the leading destination in Africa.

tion that comprises a membership representing the main specialists in handling, transporting and accommodating international events. ICCA boasts more than 850 members in over 80 countries worldwide.

Kirstenbosch Treetop Canopy Walkway now open

“The centre’s imminent expansion is set to further enhance Cape Town’s value proposition as it will attract a greater number of international association conferences to the city, thereby further enhancing economic growth and job creation,” she adds. The Cape Town & Western Cape Convention Bureau, a division of Wesgro - the official tourism, trade and investment promotion agency for the province, has been working closely with its BestCities Global Alliance partners to source leads and bid intelligence. They have also strengthened relationships with local Professional Conference Organisers by providing stronger marketing support for building attendance and on-site event services. Nils Flaatten, CEO of Wesgro, adds, “The latest rankings serves as testament to our world-class facilities, dynamic product and service offerings and unwavering professionalism. Without our stakeholders and partners this would not have been achieved and it is because of them that we celebrate our global ranking as a top destination to meet in.” ICCA is a prominent international meetings organisation and the only associa-

The results of the 2014

Kirstenbosch Gardens Treetop Canopy Walkway - Photo Credit: Adam Harrower

Concours Mondial de Bruxelles

The 21st Concours Mondial de Bruxelles took place from May 9-11, 2014 in Brussel celebraring its 20th anniversary in the Belgian capital. Once again, the competition has revealed critical insight into the latest trends within the world of wine, providing a snapshot of the global industry that is updated annually. A total of 8,060 wines from 41 producer countries competed before a hand-picked selection of the world’s foremost tasters. Sommeliers, wine buyers, importers, journalists and wine writers – in all 310 wine tasters representing 40 nationalities gathered for 3 days to judge this year’s entries. The diverse range both of entries and backgrounds of the tasters themselves is one of the archetypal features of a competition that in just a few years has emerged as a world wine ‘tasting championship’. To provide consumers with a reliable buying cue, a total 2,330 medals were awarded this year, less than 1% of the 8 060 competing wines won a Grand Gold Medal. The entry Pinotage Rosé 2013 from Escapades in the Stellenbosch region was awarded the ‘Best Wine Trophy’ for the highest score in the Best Rosé category. Other special awards included the Best South African Wine – Rust en Vrede 1694 Classification 2009. Both received a Great Gold Medal. Gold medal winners from our area include: Grand Provence, Bellingham, Boschendal, Clos Malverne, Dieu Donné, Eikendal, Franschhoek Cellar, Franschhoek Vineyards, Hartenberg, Kaapzicht, Kleine Zalze, KWV, Simonsig and Spier. Forty one silwer medals were also rewarded to wineries within the Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl Area. The next Mondial de Bruxelles will take place on 1- 3 May, 2015 in Jesolo (Veneto, Italy).

The Treetop Canopy Walkway, a newly constructed walkway at Kirstenbosch Gardens is officially open to visitors. The Treetop Canopy Walkway also nicknamed the “boomslang” is a 130m-long skeletal structure that twists 11.5m above the indigenous arboretum, also known as the Enchanted Forest. It curves between the trees and through the branches and joins the forest floor in two different places. The Walkway was built to celebrate the Kirstenbosch Centenary with a project that would be permanent, spectacular, unique and long lasting. Visitors can now experience the forest from high above, while seeing birds and other animals that are generally hard to see. The walkway provide a breathtaking 360 degree view of Cape Town and the Peninsula. Initially there were many critics, but all who have seen the bridge have given overwhelmingly positive reports.

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A380 and Cape Town star in British Airways’ new video South Africa and more specifically Cape Town are the stars of British Airways’ latest online video to promote its new aircraft.

youtu.be/a_N28s2y4kI The YouTube clip, shows one of the airline’s new A380s over Cape Town, as ordinary Capetonians, fishermen, flower sellers, vineyard workers, surfers, cyclists, sports stars and even penguins look up at the massive aircraft flying over Table Mountain. The soundtrack is the Imagine Dragons’ ‘On top of the world’ unmistakably performed by South African multi-award winning Afro-fusion band, Freshlyground, which tours Europe later this year. Besides the famous Boulder’s Beach penguins other familiar faces in the video are Springbok rugby players Jean de Villiers, Eben Etzebeth and Schalk Burger. Natural

attractions include Table Mountain and some of the Peninsula’s most popular beaches. British Airways’ cabin crew provide some international flavour, while Adderley Street’s flower sellers and Kalk Bay’s snoek fishermen add local colour. As no trip to the Western Cape would be complete without a visit to the winelands, Schalk Burger is seen helping with the harvest on the family wine farm. British Airways’ started A380 services to Johannesburg in February, only the third destination in the world to be confirmed for the new aircraft after Los Angeles and Hong Kong. It currently operates six A380 services to Johannesburg each week as part of its double-daily schedule to that city. It has also increased its schedule to Cape Town this winter, and flies 10 times a week. Street Action, an organisation dedicated to ensuring children aren’t forced to live on the streets, is hoping that the latest video will prove at least as popular. For every 100 000 views it generates, British Airways will donate a ticket. Street Action works with organisations in Burundi, Kenya and South Africa, including Umthombo Street Children in Durban, which is known for engaging children through its pioneering surfing programme.

Akademie included in Top 10 Service Hotels Worldwide Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guesthouse in Franschhoek was listed number 3 on TripAdvisors Top 10 Hotels for Service in the World 2014. Earlier this year Akademie also won Top Luxury Hotel and Top Small Hotel in TripAdvisor’s Traveller’s Choice Awards. TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, announced the Travelers’ ChoiceHotels with Exceptional Service, honouring 1,762 properties in 98 regions and countries across the globe. The awards recognize top accommodations for service in the

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couple’s wedding celebration. Lindy K Photography specializes in Wedding Photography throughout the Western Cape and would be honoured to capture all those special moments on your wedding day. Visit www.lindyphotography.co.za to view Lindy’s portfolio of weddings or contact Lindy on 072 242 2722

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For their 2014 campaign, The South African Wedding Show, totalled a remarkable R900 000 in prizes to give away to lucky winners for the months leading up to the show, and at the show itself. West Side Cottage, Winery Road (Off R44), Stellenbosch For more Information contact Kim on 082 600 8227 Follow us on Facebook & Pinterest The Pink Shed is a cosy gift and décor boutique located on Winery Road, Stellenbosch. If you are looking for the perfect gift for someone close to your heart, or a unique or beautiful item that completes your home, whether rustic chic or modern flair - The Pink Shed is the place to visit.

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The Country Farm Stall

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An ideal pit stop for travellers

In the tranquil setting of the Overberg, off the N2 en-route to Hermanus and only 5 minutes from Botrivier on the R43, is the Country Farm Stall & Coffee Shop situated. The Country Farm Stall’s owners, Carel and Annelie van Coller worked hard over the past 8 months to turn the old stall into a new rustic farm stall. The interior was remodeled and the restaurant jacked-up to accommodate the travelling businessman, locals and tourists. Providing free WiFi facilities to patrons makes this Farm Stall an excellent stopover to enjoy a quick cup of coffee, a light lunch, or a cold beer on the “stoep”. The Country Farm Stall is well positioned for passing traffic, and its menu blends in with that of the traveller.

Situated within an array of Franschhoek wine farms at the top of the Franschhoek valley, Holden Manz wine estate is dominated by the spectacular mountains, which stand guard over the scenic vineyards below. This 22 hectare wine farm lies between Franschhoek and the Stony Brook rivers and benefits from wonderfully fertile, dark loam soils and produces superb award winning wines in a state-of-the-art cellar.

health and wellness spa and a new yoga studio. Positioned away from the winery, the 5 star guesthouse offers the perfect getaway amongst the vineyards. Both the country house and wellness Spa are situated on a perfect setting to escape and relax into a world of calm tranquillity. The Spa has three treatment rooms, each with a terrace opening out onto the vineyards with exceptionally beautiful mountain views.

Holden Manz’s wine portfolio consists of 8 wines which include the Big G 2010, the good sport – Cape Vintage 2009, the Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, the Shiraz 2010, the Merlot 2010, the Vernissage 2012, the Rose 2012 and the Chardonnay 2012, many of which have won international awards.

Holden Manz is the perfect setting for a long lunch on a Sunday afternoon, a family picnic, a wine tasting tour, a wedding or corporate function and a romantic getaway.

Sunday luncheons are very popular and visitors come from afar to experience a typical Sunday “Boerekos” meal, not costing an arm and a leg. It is essential to prebook in advance. After Sunday lunch most of the visitors find themselves strolling over to the Sunday Market to engage in its activities or relax in the Lounge area.

The Farm Stall is famous for its homemade meat pies and various farm baked breads.

The estate restaurant, Franschhoek Kitchen, is rated one of the valley’s leading restaurants and uses the best fresh, local produce and the farm’s own grown vegetables and fruits from the orchards to create spectacular combinations of tasty, delicious food that complements the Holden Manz wines. The Franschhoek Kitchen’s standards are based on the best international cuisine, but are complimented by the simplicity and pureness of each and every ingredient.

The estate is tastefully decorated by owner Migo Manz with artworks from his popular art gallery, The Holden Manz collection, conveniently located in the village of Franschhoek.

Holden Manz also boasts a beautiful Manor House, which is also home to a

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It offers a great variety of typical farm store products, from furniture to gifts, art and organic produce, not to mention that biltong and cheese is available at wholesale prices. Treat yourself and enjoy the hospitality in the tranquil beauty of the Overberg, and do not miss out on a “Boerekos” luncheon every Sunday for only R85 per person. The Country farm stall is open 7 days a week from 8 until 5pm. For more information contact Carel or Annelie at 028 284 9567

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Driving through the gates of Morgenhof, a feeling of immediate undisturbed tranquillity descends upon you and this is no easy feat being just off the main road. The history rich Morgenhof Estate, became a small piece of France when Madame Anne Cointreau acquired the farm in 1993. Having such deep roots in the wine and liqueur industries, it would have been understandable for Anne to bring in a large French broom and sweep in a new Gallic era of winemaking in South Africa but, instead opted to bring the best of South Africa and France has to offer in harmony. Break away from the hustle and bustle

Niël Stemmet not only perpetuates the success story he enjoyed with his debut, salt+pepper, but also spices up his new

Light meals such as Vitners platter, Cheese platter, wraps and side salads are served for the not so hungry. Compliments to Chef Thys Esterhuysen who prepared beautifully presented and well placed dishes.

The Estate not only makes superior wine, but invites you to engage in the relaxed, informal setting of the Morgenhof restaurant where lunch is served under a canopy of vines overlooking the picturesque garden and lawns. During winter patrons can relax alongside a log fire in the glass Gazebo on the Estate. Start your culinary journey with a glass of Morgenhof Wine and a choice of Tappas - prego chicken livers, olive tapenade, Thai vegetable spring rolls, served with Ciabatta to indulge your taste buds. Choices abound making it difficult to choose from the starter menu as The Smoke Venision Carpaccio, coffee bean infused mushroom, panna cotta, baby lettuce, toasted hazelnuts with balsamic and dark chocolate oil together with the Morgenhof famous sesame crusted chicken strips salad and the baby squid marinated in garlic, chili and lemon, are all favourites. What an extraordinary experience.

More than just a Cook Book

Back+page is more than a just a full colour; cook+book, it is also a story+book, a food+book, a memory+book, and a heritage+book. Niël Stemmet, the author wanted to be different than his teachers at school: “My eyes wanted to read colour into everything, but in my teacher’s eyes everything was blackand-white, and that was that!”

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of the city, rejuvenate your body and soul and experience the peace and tranquillity that the Morgenhof Estate has to offer.

For the meat lovers the Beef fillet is complemented by Morgenhof Cabernet

On January 11, 2014, Anneke Blaise wrote a foreword for back+page. On February 17, 2014, she died of cancer, and so bestowed on back+page a whole new dimension. Half of the royalties this book generates will be donated to cancer research.

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Not only is the restaurant child friendly with lots of open spaces for children to have fun, but it also caters for kiddies with a choice of burgers, chicken strips and spaghetti bolognaise. Last but not least, the staff of Morgenhof is friendly during service, they work with passion, and go that extra mile to keep the customers happy. Well done, you make Morgenhof proud! Sauvignon and the Venison of the Day paired with a Morgenhof Merlot / Cabernet Franc while fish lovers can enjoy the catch of the day which is as always prepared to perfection. After a hearty meal patrons can treat themselves to a Petit Four Plate consisting of Chocolate and Jelly, Coconut Brownie and Chocolate Orange tart or with an individual Pavlova, served with a Mint Infused Berry Compote, Chocolate

During Winter the Garden Restaurant serves only Lunch from Tuesday to Sunday between 12h00 and 15h00, accompanied only by Morgenhof Estate Wines. During the Summer months the Garden Restaurant is open for Breakfast from 09h00 to 11h00 and Lunch from 12h00 to 15h00. For more information contact 021 889 5510 or visit www.morgenhof.com

Creative Family Fun Time Pottery 2012 Opens at New Location

collection of stories with letters from inspired readers. Salt+pepper generated excellent media coverage and the Afrikaans version will probably be going into its third print before long.

Look no further for something to keep the kids busy with during the school holiday! Bring them to paint a special personalized gift for Father’s Day.

Simplicity is important to Niël. According to him, it should become a lifestyle. He tells us about the people of days gone by who used to draw their curtains to shield their home’s interior from the searing heat of summer. Why don’t we do that anymore when it’s a way of balancing your budget?

Come along and join the fun indoor activity for the whole family!

Pottery 2012 have all kinds of ceramics available to paint a variety of colours and techniques with different effects.

Visit the Pottery2012 website for more information on the pottery classes starting mid June.

The same spirit of humility is also to be found in his recipes. Back to the days before unnecessary additives, when food was pure, and the taste of the original recipe was preserved; leg of mutton, or ash bread? Let’s cook simple food again, food from the past. To the readers, Niël is the guy who writes popular columns in Home and Tuis, but to restaurateurs he is a designer of décor, concepts, menus and ideas. He was also responsible for the way Towerbosch Aardkombuis at the Knorhoek wine estate just outside Stellenbosch operates. In 2013, Towerbosch enjoyed the honour of receiving the Eat Out DStv Food Network Restaurant Award as the “Best Country Restaurant in South Africa”. Niël also acts as a creative consultant and is responsible for a number of design and curated projects for local and international clients and he appeared no less than nine times in Elle Decoration.

New Pottery Painting & Art Studio From the 1st of June you can visit us at the Klien Schuur (Family Farm) on the R44 Opposite Strawberry Farm for family fun this winter!

How does it work? > Choose your bisque.

> Plan a design

> Paint it with our non-toxic, water based paints.

> We glaze & fire it at 1200 degrees > It is ready for collection in a week

“Enjoy the creation of fun and memories!” Visit www.pottery2012.com For more information


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THE COMPTON HOUSE DRESSAGE STUD Starting off in Life

to be registered in the Elite Stud Book. In April 2014, two mares of Compton House Stud, Highland Fling by Herzensdeib and Fortuna by Five Star both achieved Elite Status scores.

Debbie Wallin always had an interest in dressage as a young girl. It was after school when she attended the University of Copenhagen she had her first dressage horse. Her interest was only toward dressage rather than jumping or even racing. She rode in Denmark, and trained with V Bonnesson, Olympic team teacher, and Colonel in the Danish army.

Building the Compton House Stud Debbie originally decided to use only frozen semen from German stallions as she wanted to produce specific bloodlines for dressage. Importing the semen was difficult, so they decided to return to Germany and find themselves a dressage stallion. They purchased the stallion named Five Star by Florestan Wolkenstein II, bred by A. Windeler. Five Star completed his 300 Day Ridden Performance Test, the highest qualification you can do for a breeding stallion. This means that Five Star was placed at a German Government Controlled Center for 11 months where he was ridden in Dressage, Eventing, and Showjumping. Part of the training was following Five Star’s character, talent, temperament, his ease in training, and how his constitution utilized food, etc. Five Star also competed in various European Dressage Competitions and won 5 of its 6 competitions. Five Star’s first youngster competed at the Young Horse Championships 2014 held in Stellenbosch and won the 4 Year Old Special Walk/Trot Test Class.

When her first horse, a Hanoverian mare by Doktorand I reached a certain age, she was given a difficult choice of either selling her horse, or keeping her in retirement. She decided to keep her horse as she was so attached to her. This is how Debbie went into breeding, and started breeding specific horses for dressage.

Debbie and her husband, Anders decided that their 2 mares were not enough and they returned to Germany and purchased 5 dressage pedigree foals, 2 colts and 3 fillies.

British Warm Blood Society established in 1975 She moved to England due to her Compton House Status Quo II, imported Oldenburg gelding by Stedinger-Quattro B husband’s work. When she went to with his owner and rider, Catrine Andersson register her foreign bred horses in Photo Credit: Tracy Robertson the UK she discovered that there was no Breeding Society willing to take her Hanoverian breeding pedigrees.

The price of foals bred at Compton House, is very competitive, even though they have bought the best bloodlines in Germany. Their foals are being sold at the normal price which would be found in Europe for the same quality. This means no travelling for any prospective Dressage Horse lover to Europe to find Dressage

Debbie started The British Warm Blood Society based on the principles of the Danish Warm Blood Society, where she had worked as a youngster. It became popular, and they did the first Inspections of stallions and mare Grading. They invited judges from various countries, with The Netherlands and Germany providing sound advice. The British Warm Blood Society continued to grow over the years. Before she left England in 2007 for South Africa, Debbie turned the British Warm Blood Society into a Trust. Today it is a well established running concern, International renamed The Warmblood Breeders Association of U.K. While in England she bred a number of good horses by her own stallion, Atlantus, a Danish Warm Blood which she brought with her to England. Her horse Byron, won the German Grand Prix Show Jumping event in Donaueschingen for the American Team ridden by Jeffery Wells. An interesting fact is that the stallion she bought for dressage also produced excellent show jumpers, as well as 3 Grand Prix sons and daughters. Dressage Stud Breeding in South Africa Almost 10 years ago her husband (through his work) came to South Africa. They both loved South Africa, thought it phenomenal, and decided to move here at retirement. They brought with them two mares, which they purchased in Germany specifically for breeding, and ended up also purchasing a vineyard in Stellenbosch. These two original State Premium mares came over in foal, and produced two fillies, one by Hotline and the other by KaiserKult. This was the start of the Compton House Dressage Stud. South African Warm Blood Society As was her experience when arriving in England, Debbie met with some challenges when registering her Hanoverian bred horses in South Africa. This came about simply because most of the SA Societies had their shows and inspections for entry into their studbooks in Johannesburg, and only came to the Western Cape once a year. Debbie asked whether the German Hanoverian Verband would support her and engage in issuing papers, doing Inspections, and record South African bred horses in the German Stud Book. If so, these horses could "Compton House Highland Fling imported have their brand marked as Hanovermare by Herzensdeib-Lauries Crusador xx. ians, as well comply to the German Grand Champion Ridden Young Horse with standard. Her request was received Dressage Potential (March2014) as well as positively. For the past 4 years, these Champion Adult Novice Dressage SA Chalofficials have been visiting South lenge (FEI) (May, 2014)." Ridden by Catrine Africa with a commission to inspect Andersson - Photo Credit: Tracy Robertson the mares, give them marks, and run the same quality controls, as they do in Germany. If a mare is a good mare with good basic paces, and lives up to the standard required, she is registered in the Hanoverian Main Stud Book for mares. If the same mare is exceptionally good, she gets an Elite Status, which requires not only the inspection, but a vetting and need do a Ridden Performance Test for mares in order

"Compton House Five Star by Florestan-Wolkenstein II. Imported Hannoverian licensed stallion, competed twice since arrival and won both Adult Elementary Dressage Classes." Photo Credit: Tracy Robertson

youngsters is required, nor outlaying the costs in getting them back to South Africa. It is all available at Compton House Stud. A Dressage Horse In short, the Hanoverian Breed Society reflects not a pure bred breed, but rather an active Society within the Hanover area where they breed specific horses. It started as a place for the breeding and training of military horses. As the need of horses for military decreased, the farmers were advised to change to breeding competition horses with Government support. A panel decides every year which stallions may go through Grading and select those they think will be the next generation of super horses. Over the past 15 years, the Hanoverian Verband has changed the breed quite significantly from a heavy big horse to a very elegant strong active gymnastic horse. Looking back As a retiree, Debbie is setting forth her passion as she has been doing over 40 years in England – breeding super-super horses. Horses are in her blood, a passion from within. Looking back over the time she acknowledges that her stud in England and her stallion Atlantus has bred Grand Prix Show Jumpers, Eventers and Dressage horses. She was an appointed British Equestrian Federation Young Horse Judge, as well as a Senior Grading/Inspection Judge, and co author of the International Warm Blood Horse (1991, 1992 and 1995). For more information on Compton House Vineyard and Stud call Debbie on 072 370 9552 or visit www.comptonhousestud.co.za


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Why you should switch to Ostrich Meat In today’s health conscious world Ostrich meat has become part of a balanced diet and allows the meat lover the pleasure of a scrumptious steak or fillet in the full knowledge that it is, in fact, a great choice.

The characteristics and versatility of Klein Karoo International's ostrich meat makes it the ideal choice for home cooks and chefs when preparing light meals and great tasting nutritious lunches and dinners.

The characteristics of Ostrich meat include the following: naturally low in fat (±1.4 g per 100 g meat), high in protein (± 22 g per 100 g meat), less cholesterol than other meat (± 60 mg per 100g meat), low in collagen (making it more readily digestible), a good source of biologically available iron ±4 mg per 125 g serving of meat), Kilojoules (from as low as 377 kJ per 100g meat, depending on the cut). Ostrich meat supplied by Klein Karoo International is free of hormones and growth stimulants, and the fillet, steak, goulash and mince carry the mark of the South African Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Ostrich meat is the best choice for the weight-conscious consumer because it is low in fat and lower in cholesterol than other red meats.

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Ahhh the fresh smell of coffee at The Mill Coffee House As you come around the corner of Dorp and Mill Street in Stellenbosch you smell really good coffee, to be precise - Caffe Tomeucci imported all the way from Rome. How can you miss out on coffee smelling so good at six thirty in the morning? Arno Zacharias, owner of The Mill Coffee House grew up in the pictur-

Shop also provides a free WiFi service as well as a variety of daily newspapers. The Mill Coffee House specializes in premium barista made coffees as well as Lindt Hot Chocolate and Chai Lattes. The Mill is famous for their variety of tasty breakfasts including a variety of tasty omelettes, flap jacks, pancakes, organic oats and health breakfasts

This, as well as the iron content of ostrich meat, will greatly benefit people with an active lifestyle. Ostrich meat will contribute to a healthy lifestyle without compromising on taste. Klein Karoo International Ltd, the world’s foremost supplier of ostrich meat, offers a wide range of ostrich meat products prepared from choice cuts and is available at leading supermarkets country-wide. esque “City of Oaks”, and completed his Business Degree at Stellenbosch University in 1994. Previously the premises of the Acropolis Café (back in the 70’s and 80’s) Arno remembers as a boy he and his brothers would buy their daily fix of sweets from the corner Greek Café. Being an early riser, the coffee shop concept was born out of his frustration of not being able to find a “good cuppa” in the early hours. The Mill Coffee House opens at 06h30 to ensure that the early morning customers get their high quality coffee kick to start their day. The Coffee

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amongst other great breakfasts. Also check out their Bos Combo Deal: any toasted Panini (or soup) plus fries and Bos Iced Tea for only R50-00. The Mill Coffee House has also introduced a phone-in take away menu specifically aimed at businesses in the area. Toasted sandwiches start at R20-00. Also includes Chicken Curry (R35) and take away soup (R25.) For further information, bookings or take aways contact Arno at (021) 887 7085 or info@deoudemeul.com

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Delheim’s Nora Sperling-Thiel welcomes foraging fans to join her and Gary Goldman, an enthusiastic mushroom expert and cultivator for a walk on the ‘wild side’ on this legendary Stellenbosch wine estate to indulge in some mushroom magic. The day starts with an insightful lecture on wild mushrooms and armed with all the newly acquired knowledge participants will gear up for an enchanting excursion through the pine forest to get up close and personal with the edible and poisonous mushrooms on the estate. After working up an appetite hunting

for varieties ranging from pine-rings to ceps, guests will be rewarded with a mouth-watering mushroom-themed buffet in Delheim’s historic Vat Cellar. The Wild Mushroom Hunts are all about the mystique and excitement of the season, the timing, the search, and then the ultimate satisfaction… to find these delicious gems, lurking right under one’s nose. There are only limited spots available per day as Delheim treasures a delicate balance between sharing their ‘family passion’ and protecting their mushroom patches and natural habitat to avoid swarming crowds carving new trails into the forest and trample small plants and precious species during their fungi expeditions. For more information contact Charlotte Terblanche at Tel: (021) 888 4600.

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real pub vibe and live music on Friday or Saturday nights. For updates of events taking place or general information visit www.elephantandbarrel.co.za Trading hours: 09:00 am - Late, Monday - Sunday, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Tel: +27 21 876 4127 • Email: info@elephantandbarrel.co.za Facebook: Elephant and Barrel


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HEALTH

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TORGA OPTICAL GOING THE EXTRA MILE Their ultimate goal in serving the public is now being extended to meet the requirement of those who are not educated on the importance of eye care and optical counseling. This is a very important aspect of Magdel and Gary's philosophy. As an introduction to their extended service the Torga Optical Somerset West team will be visiting various institutions on a weekly basis, giving talks on eye care, and providing special discounts. They are running various opening discounts to the public in June which includes: One pair deals R 150.00 discount on Single Vision lenses R 210.00 discount on Bifocal lenses and R 450.00 discount on Multifocal lenses. Two pair deals R 350.00 discount on Single Vision lenses R 490.00 discount on Bifocal lenses and R 940.00 discount on Multifocal lenses The discount on Transition lenses are: R 250.00 on Single Vision lenses which includes anti-glare and

Torga Optical Team - Helderberg Centre, Somerset West

Torga Optical Somerset West opened its doors in the new Helderberg Centre on 24th of April 2014 with an overwhelming response from customers in and around the Helderberg area seeking eye care.

R 550.00 on Bifocal and Multifocal lenses Torga Optical is here to stay! Not only is their products the best in quality and price, but their service reflects warmth, understanding, and compassion toward the prospective customer. Visit Shop 18, Helderberg Centre, Somerset West or call 021 851 1702. www.torgaoptical.co.za

The Torga team who pride themselves on excellent service received positive feedback from customers regarding their service; even from social media platforms they received 5 stars rating. Magdél and Gary’s commitment towards new clients, in providing excellent service, is paying off!

Fynbos could stop breast cancer Breast cancer is the most diagnosed form of cancer among women and also responsible for the most cancerrelated deaths among women. However, in the near future, Fynbos could help curb it, says Dr Koch Visser of the Department of Biochemistry at Stellenbosch University (SU). In a recent study he found that the Fynbos plant, Cyclopia, used to make honey bush tea, may help stop the development of breast cancer. Visser specifically looked at the effect of Cyclopia extracts on breast cancer cells to figure out the possible molecular mechanism behind this effect. He used tissue culture techniques to test the effect of extracts obtained from dried plant material. With tissue culture,

commercially available cancer cells, grown in a laboratory and able to multiply indefinitely, are used for testing. According to Visser, tissue culture is particularly useful to figure out molecular mechanisms because it is easier to manipulate. He adds that it also serves as a form of control because researchers at other institutions use the same cells and results are therefore comparable. “We found that Cyclopia extracts prevent the estrogen-induced growth of breast cancer cells by targeting and inhibiting estrogen receptor subtypes that promote the growth of these cells,” says Visser. Visser says this finding is important because several studies have shown

Prevention is better than cure Going to the doctor for a medical check-up, is something people avoid, unless something is wrong. It can be helpful to find out your present health condition, to make the necessary changes before small problems become bigger issues. Regular medical check-ups and tests can help detect problems before they start. By getting the right medical attention, screenings and treatments, you are taking steps providing a longer and healthier life. Your age, health and family history, lifestyle choices (eating habits, physical activity, smoking), and other important factors impact what form of healthcare you need, and how often you need to visit your doctor. Refresh and Rejuvenate Some people expect to have a yearlyyour check-up, others feel that a check-up once Digestive System every two to three years is sufficient. How often you should have a medical checkCleanse & Reduce Toxicity up depends on your age, your health condition, and your medical aid coverage. Most medical aids will cover a medical Levels check-up every few years for young adults, and more often as people get older.

that certain drugs used to treat breast cancer increase the risk of cancer of the uterus. He says Cyclopia, which is freely available and sold commercially as Honeybush, contains active compounds or ‘plant estrogens’ that can mimic or counter the effect of our own hormones. He emphasises the importance of identifying these active compound(s) so that intake can be regulated and consumers can know they are using the right dosage of the active ingredients. “At this stage it is still too early to say with certainty what the final form of the medicine made from Cyclopia will be and how often it will have to be used.” Visser adds that women aged 50

Liver a&medical Gallbladder A regular medical check-up should include history with previous surgerDetox ies, a physical examination followed by diagnostic and laboratory tests. Besides these tests, the doctor conducting the check-up may recommend additional medical tests to confirm the presence or absence of a health condition.

No sense of urgency, live too busy lives, no medical aid, denial of aches and pains are often reasons people don’t have regular medical check-ups.

Visser notes that Cyclopia extracts may be used as an alternative to traditional hormone replacement therapy. Visser says research at other institutions such as the Medical Research Council, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, North-West University, and the University of the Western Cape has shown that Cyclopia extracts may also help against skin, liver and oesophagus cancer.

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Optional medical tests can include the following: A common medical test for cancer is the prostate examination for men which can detect the presence of prostate cancer and a breast examination or a mammogram for women is the best way to determine the presence of breast cancer and the pap smear for cervical cancer. A Bone Density test, Chest X-ray, Electrocardiogram (ECG) or Ultra Sound is tests that can be requested by the doctor if required.

and older may benefit from research on Cyclopia because they have a greater chance of developing breast cancer. They are also more likely to use hormone replacement therapy because the natural production of estrogen decreases dramatically during menopause, he adds.

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Should you renovate before you sell?

The question of renovating a property in order to achieve a higher selling price may seem a simple one but it is, in fact, quite complex!

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One well known cautionary measure is to weigh the cost of any improvements you want to make against the overall values in your neighbourhood. If you over-improve for the neighbourhood, you may not boost your property value sufficiently to recover the costs, let alone turn the cost into additional profit. While those that can afford the costs are able to consider huge structural and internal changes across the entire property, property experts at Coetzenburg Real Estate in Stellenbosch advise that even a coat of paint in the right colour or other cosmetic improvements such as carpet cleaning/replacement can make a difference.

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A project of the Stellenbosch Outdoor Sculpture Trust (SOST), Kom Sit or Come Sit consists of 24 minimalist concrete benches that have been placed in strategic locations around the centre of town and transformed into functional artworks using various mediums and techniques. Kom Sit focuses on the applied arts and blends function and

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Andi Norton adds that the annual exhibitions have become a part of the cultural fabric of Stellenbosch and says that the importance of the initiative cannot be underestimated. “We hope that people within the community will engage with the artworks and gather for informal sit-downs, take photos while on the benches and connect with one another.” For further information please “like” Kom Sit on Facebook.

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EDUCATION

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SA Business Schools on Top List Four of South Africa’s top Business schools have been listed in the prestigious 2014 Financial Times global ranking for Executive Education Customised Programmes that runs several business school rankings each year including the MBA, Executive MBA and open Executive Education programmes. It tracks the top business schools in this cate-

gory and presents a global benchmark for providers of executive education.

tomised programmes the USB ranked 68th and for open programmes the USB ranked 61st.

The University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB), the Gordon Institute of Business Science (Gibs), Stellenbosch Business School (USB) and Wits Business School have each secured a spot in this annual ranking. In this year's rankings for cus-

Prof Piet Naudé, well-known academic, public speaker, researcher, column writer and currently deputy vice-chancellor at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, has been appointed as director at the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) from 1 September.

Have fun, learn & explore nature

Caracals (children aged 6-9) and The Leopards (children aged 10-14+ years old).

The Helderberg Eco-Rangers club is for children to have fun, learn and explore nature and the environment. In the Helderberg, outdoor life is an adventure for all to enjoy and Eco-Rangers are there to assist your children to embark on a journey they will never forget.

The Helderberg Eco-Rangers is based right in the middle of nature and meet every Friday at the Environmental Education Center in the Helderberg Nature Reserve in Somerset West.

The weekly children’s programme consists of nature projects, nature slide shows, environmental education sessions, wildlife observations, hiking, practical workshops, conservation led tasks and alien species clearing.

With a safe, nature filled classroom

Children who are members and attend the weekly meetings are able to take part in projects where they can work towards badges. These badges give

Pond Clearing at the Helderberg Nature Reserve - Photo Credit: Wendy June Coke-Norris

children the incentive to learn more, become involved, take pride in themselves and their environment and share their knowledge.

environment children are able to listen, learn and grow while being guided through amazing facts. The children have the opportunity to work on something practical be it an art, craft or science experiment. Classroom sessions are always filled with fun and laughter as it is the best way for children to learn and develop. Many of the lessons take place while out in the field interacting and becoming connected with nature.

Apart from the weekly meetings, a series of outings, outdoor events and workshops throughout the year take place in natural areas of Somerset West and surrounds.

The Helderberg Eco-Rangers is a family friendly group aimed at children aged between 3 and 14.

Recent projects and outdoor events by the Helderberg Eco Rangers included a Pond Clearing at the Helderberg Nature Reserve and an outing to Butterfly World in Klapmuts. For more information visit www.eco-rangers.co.za

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Sulkses faktore vir nuwe besighede Entrepreneurskap en die ontwikkeling van die privaat sektor is een van die kernoplossings wat deur ekonome en scenariobeplanners voorgestel word as ononderhandelbaar om Suid-Afrika mededingend te hou en om sy belangrikheid as rolspeler in die wêreldekonomie te verseker. In teenstelling het die minister van handel en nywerheid, Rob Davies, egter onlangs gesê dat ongeveer vyf uit elke sewe kleinsake-ondernemings binne ʼn jaar nadat hulle sake begin doen het, weer sluit. Dit is dus belangrik om dieper te gaan kyk na die verskillende faktore wat ʼn rol speel in hierdie lae suksesratio van ‘n nuwe besigheid. Onbeplande sakeadministrasie, onbeplande finansiële bestuur, onbeplande bemarkingspogings, diversifikasie in nie-verwante besigheidsterreine, geen of min marknavorsing, die onvermoë om besigheidsverhoudinge te bestuur, swak finansiële vaardighede, swak rapporteringslyne binne die besigheid en oor-optimisme kan dus alles gesien word as beskrywende nagevolge wat voortspruit uit die genoemde gebrek aan kennis. Drie algemene aspekte wat uitgewys

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Naudé received all his qualifications, including a doctorate in theology and a master’s degree in philosophy, cum laude at Stellenbosch. He started off his career as a part-time junior lecturer in philosophy at SU in 1980. He has been involved with the former UPE and NMMU since 1992 where he was Dean of the Arts Faculty. Between 2008 and 2011 he was the first fulltime director of the NMMU Business School before he became vice-rector and a member of the executive management of NMMU.

word as positiewe aspekte om klein- en mediumsakeondernemings suksesvol maak, is: die identifisering van ʼn groot genoeg probleem vir ʼn groot genoeg groep mense, die beskikbaarheid van ʼn unieke oplossing wat hierdie “groot genoeg probleem” bevredigend kan oplos en die vaardigheid om hierdie unieke oplossing in ʼn volhoubare besigheid te omskep, te bestuur en uit te bou. Entrepreneurs is ook dikwels uitgelewer aan die eksterne omgewing (regulasies, wetgewing en die ekonomie). In ʼn kompeterende en voortdurend nouer geskakelde omgewing, moet enige besigheid voortdurend vernuwe om volhoubaar in die mark te bly. Die bekwaamheid (vaardigheid) en voortdurende opleiding van die entrepreneur in beheer bly dus van kardinale belang vir die voortbestaan van so ʼn onderneming. Entrepreneurskap en entrepreneuriese eienskappe gaan dus om baie meer as ʼn goeie idee en ʼn sak vol geld – êrens moet hierdie idee omgeskakel word in ʼn winsgewende projek, waarvoor vaardigheid benodig word, anders bly dit wat dit is: slegs ʼn goeie idee. Vir meer inligting besoek www.akademia.ac.za

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20 years of freedom Exhibitions Letters, and Global Lessons is on loan from the Nelson Mandela Museum. The two exhibitions form part of the University-wide celebrations of 20 Years of Freedom, coordinated by Stellenbosch University’s Centre for Inclusivity. The inspiration for this exhibition came from the hundreds of children around the world who wrote letters to Nelson Mandela and the late Rosa Parks, both internationally renowned for their work in human rights.

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Stellenbosch University Museum, in close cooperation with the Nelson Mandela Museum in Mthatha, Eastern Cape is currently hosting two exhibitions. The exhibitions, entitled Dear Mr Mandela, Dear Mrs Parks: Children’s Letters, Global Lessons and Freedom XX: 20 Pieces of Democracy, will be on exhibit at the Museum from 28 May until 31 December 2014. The travel exhibition including Dear Mr Mandela, Dear Mrs Parks: Children’s

The Freedom XX: 20 Pieces of Democracy exhibition is curated by the staff of the Museum. To add more interactivity, the museum is inviting visitors and members of the public to democratically vote for the artworks of their choice in this exhibition. The exhibitions also form part of the University Museum’s observation of International Museums Day, which was celebrated world-wide on 18 May with the theme: ’Museum collections make connections’. Schools interested in visiting these thought-provoking exhibitions can contact the University Museum to make a booking by phoning 021 808 3691 or e-mailing mya@sun.ac.za.

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Sip and savour at Taste the Helderberg For one night only, the NH Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West will be transformed into a Helderberg treasure chest of the finest wines and food stemming from the region, when the 6th annual Taste the Helderberg pulls out all the stops on Thursday, 12 June 2014. It is a premium blend of the latest pleasures and passions from this renowned and rapidly growing sub-route of the Stellenbosch American Express® Wine Routes – which stretches from Somerset West to Stellenbosch and Sir Lowry’s Pass Village – and this year’s showcase promises an even bigger and bolder array to sip and savour. “Taste the Helderberg is exactly what the name states. It’s an exclusive tasting experience of produce unique to this premium Winelands pocket, where one’s precocious palate gets supreme satisfaction. It is a not-to-bemissed, heart-warming event on our winter calendar for like minded food and wine lovers who all treasure the finer indulgences in life,” explains Annareth Bolton, CEO of the Stellenbosch Wine Routes. Enthusiasts can mingle and be merry with a stellar mix of local winemakers,

chefs and artisan producers, when more than 100 fine wines and signature dishes from eminent restaurants dotted along the Helderberg Wine Route, captive the senses under one roof. It is your exclusive ticket to get happy in the Helderberg and show the winter blues the door with wines from at least 25 eminent producers, ranging from time-honoured stalwarts to uber-cool boutique wineries; popular family-owned estates to eco-conscious pioneers. They include the likes of Avontuur, Hidden Valley, Ken Forrester Wines, Longridge, Lyngrove, Peter Falke, Vergenoegd and Waterkloof Estate.

Design & Making the story of food

A thought-provoking Cape Town exhibition, Design & Making [the story of food], traces the evolution of craft and design through food - in particular, the vessels used for its preservation, storage, packaging and distribution. The exhibition, at the Castle of Good Hope from 12 May-12 October this year, is a collaboration between the Cape Craft & Design Institute (CCDI) and Iziko Museums of South Africa’s Social History Collections Department. It is an official Cape Town World Design Capital 2014 project (#461). Installations reveal how the story of food preservation, storage and packaging over time is vast and complex. From using found objects such as ostrich eggs and gourds, and objects made from clay, wood, grass and other materials, we now store food in freezers, plastic, cardboard, glass and vacuum-packaging. And while we still have the same food types such as grains and cereals, in our current era there is a proliferation of ‘created’ foodstuffs such as energy drinks and same-size fruit and vegetables. The exhibition story is told through installations and objects: a large group of historic African, European and Asian objects sourced from Iziko’s Collections stands alongside 30 contemporary objects created by designer-makers from the Western Cape. There are also examples of modern packaging.

Photo credit: Carina Beyer, Iziko Museums of South Africa

The curators are independent consultants Rayda Becker and June Hosford, Esther Esmyol and Wieke van Delen (Iziko Museums), Vikki du Preez (Cape Peninsula University of Technology); it was project managed by Marjorie Naidoo (CCDI) and exhibition designer

Aidan Bennetts. Support and/or sponsorship come from the Distell Foundation, Zonnebloem Wines, Business and Arts South Africa and recycling companies PETCO and Select-A-Can. As well as assisting with the establishment of the exhibition in collaboration with the Distell Foundation, Zonnebloem Wines has contributed to a display of older bottles of wine. The company has also supplied 100 Zonnebloem wine bottles from which a dramatic art piece was created, designed by Bennetts. This will be displayed at the Oude Libertas Art Gallery in Stellenbosch once the exhibition closes. “In focusing on food, we are focusing on the essence of life, the grand sweep of history, monumental shifts in the landscape of production, industry, and commerce, and the impact of all this on society, communities, and ordinary people,” said Mar-

Restaurants that will lend some culinary flair to the event with mouth-watering portions of their signature delights which will be on sale throughout the evening include the likes of 96 Winery Road, Avontuur, Longridge Restaurant and Overture. For more information call 021 886 4310 or visit www.wineroute.co.za jorie Naidoo. Wieke van Delen, Curator: Social History at Iziko Museums, said: “We hold richly diverse collections, from indigenous cultural objects from southern Africa, to artifacts from the colonial period of the Cape and collections of world ceramics, furniture, coins and textiles, among others. “Iziko enjoys entering into partnerships that enable it to showcase the beautiful and thought-provoking items in its collections. It is also an opportunity to nurture a greater appreciation of social history through material objects – which range from sharp stone tools used 1.7 million years ago to 20th century Zambian storage baskets. We hope that this exhibition will attract everyone from school learners to cognoscenti of the arts.” The exhibition also reveals how vessels used for storage, preservation and packaging of food have been radically influenced through human development and technological innovation. These include the discovery of fire, salt, glass, electricity, new mate-

Ceramics by Clementina van der Walt

rials such as plastic, aluminium and cardboard; the development of fast production methods which has led to the industrialisation of food production, and contemporary challenges created by convenience food, consumerism, waste and the ultimate inequity of food insecurity in the context of global excess – all of which could do with some design solutions. For more information visit www.ccdi.org.za | www.iziko.org.za www.castleofgoodhope.co.za.


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Franschhoek Winter Wines

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Africa’s first Tourist Attractions Conference The inaugural Attractions Management in Southern Africa 2014 conference will be held in Cape Town on 4 - 5 June, when African and global experts will discuss challenges and trends such as staffing, seasonality, online ticket sales and other attractions-specific learnings.

Franschhoek Motor Museum, L’Ormarins Estate

The Franschhoek Vignerons will be showcasing their top red wines at this year’s Franschhoek Winter Wines on 21 June at the Franschhoek Motor Museum, L’Ormarins Estate. Sip, sample and savour some of the best winter inspired red wines on offer and enjoy delicious comfort food prepared by the chefs at Terra del Capo, Anthonij Rupert Wines. Perfect for braving the cold weather, while viewing some of the finest vintage and luxury vehicles on display. The Franschhoek Motor Museum offers visitors the opportunity to look back at more than 100 years of motoring history with its unique and exciting collection of vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles and memorabilia. Vintage cars include a 1903 Ford and a 1935 Rolls Royce, whilst fans of the more modern luxurious cars can look forward to catching a glimpse of a 2002 Ferrari or the 2003 Mercedes Benz CLK DTM AMG. Live entertainment will round off what promises to be the perfect experience. For more information contact the Franschhoek Wine Valley office on 021 876 2861.

The Attractions Management conference will take place in the Old Mutual Conference and Exhibition Centre at Kirstenbosch and is targeted at the likes of Ratanga Junction, the Cape Town Big 6 (Groot Constantia, V&A Waterfront, Kirstenbosch, Cape Point, Robben Island, Table Mountain Cableway), the Apartheid Museum, SANparks, and leading wine estates like Spier, Boschendal, Lourensford and Vergelegen. “Some southern African attractions are capturing record visitor numbers, while others are slowing or stagnating in popularity; the conference is an opportunity for us as an industry to share our knowledge so we realize South Africa’s full tourism potential,” said Sabine Lehmann, MD of Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company and the driving force behind the conference. Some of the conference programme

Cook Franschhoek

Getting back to basics is the food trend for 2014. Cook Franschhoek taking place from 13-15 June is an annual event with a feast for the senses and perfect for all foodies. Whether you’re just starting out or have been cooking for years, there is something for everyone. The interactive and exclusive hands on demo kitchens

will be focusing on the following themes: snout-to-tail, locally produced, artisanal bakeries, smoked meats, cooking over a fire, pickling, fermenting, preserving and ‘Locavores’ (eating only what is locally produced within a certain radius). Most of the demonstrations include a beautifully prepared and paired meal with Franschhoek wine.

highlights include: What can we learn from visitor research studies, the good, the bad and the ugly of on-line ticket sales, travel, trends and ticket sales, small visitor numbers and how to make them work, monetising the visitor journey and delivering maximum guest value and much more. “This conference will give attraction managers from theme parks, aquariums, game parks, botanical gardens, museums and wine estates, the opportu-

nity to discuss challenges and solutions specific to attractions - things like managing the flow of visitors, the seasonal nature of the industry and how to retain good staff despite seasonal demands.” Call 021 683 2934 Visit www.attractionsafrica.co.za

This is the perfect opportunity to interact with the chefs and winemakers as well as master the art of intricate dishes. Booking for all demonstrations is essential and can be done via webtickets. Visit www.webtickets.co.za Photo Right: Chef Chris Erasmus

Monte Carlo of the Cape alight with Winter Wonder The picturesque seaside village of Gordon’s Bay will once again magically, be transformed into an enchanting ‘Winter Wonderland’ of white. If sponsorship is secured this year, organisers are even planning to light up the Hottentots Holland Mountains with a spectacular 3D Video mapping display! Snowflakes, light-encrusted yachts and snowmen, white lights in trees, in shops, restaurants, decorated homes and the magical Fairy Forest - all will sparkle with brilliant white LED lights to create a magnificent spectacle from 27 June – 20 July 2014. The Winter Wonderland Carnival weekend from 4 – 6 July will be the highlight of Gordon’s Bay’s ‘Festival of Lights’. The atmosphere will be alive with the sound of music and a fusion of flavours, as the picturesque seaside village is again transformed into a magnificent spectacle of white lights and wintry wonderland. The ‘light switching ceremony’ will be at the prestigious Winter Wonderland Ball on 28 June. This redcarpet ‘Black Tie and Ball Gown’ event will take place at the NH Lord Charles Hotel. This year, the display of lights will stretch from the Old Harbour along the beachfront to Harbour Island. Restaurants, shops and homes will sparkle creating a magnificent spectacle, while a gigantic ‘Winter Wonderland’ light display, snowman, fabulous new yacht lights, shining trees and snowflakes will lead you to the carnival atmosphere. Hop-on-and-off the ‘Wonderland Tractor-Taxi’ to see all the attractions. Enjoy wine tasting, browse through quaint shops, stop at stalls for warming gluhwein, hot chocolate or delicious ‘food on the go’. Dance at spontaneous

‘Pavement Parties’ or pop into the ‘Fusion of Flavours Food Fair’. Party at the Music Fest Marquee, at ‘Meltstock’, the Tavern or at the Harbour Island Waterfront. On Sunday join celebrities at the Song and Praise Festival. View the exceptional Art Exhibitions, browse at the Craft Market and the Gordon’s Bay ‘Then and Now’ displays and be amazed at the Whale Exhibition, chat over coffee at the ‘Mad-Hatters Tea party’ and at the historic NG Church, local organists and choirs will entertain. Shriek with delight at the Beachfront Fun Fair and for the very brave, the popular Haunted Ghost House is a must! Children and the young at heart, dust off your fairy wings and wear your fantasy costumes to the magical ‘Faerie Fantasy Fair’ where twinkling stalls, face-painters and carnival characters will delight. This year, the organisers of Winter Wonderland are aligning with 3 local charities: Helderberg Hospice, Patch (in aid of abused children) and Animal Welfare (Gordon’s Bay). Lions International, Rotary International and Halfway House Primary School will also be participating. Visit www.winterwonderland.co.za


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Dylan best player in Varsity Hockey Maties’ Dylan Swanepoel was named Player of the Series in the 2014 Varsity Hockey. It was a consolation prize for the Maties Men’s team after losing in the final of the series against UJ in a penalty shoot-out. The final weekend of Varsity Hockey was held at the University of Johannesburg. Maties won their last group match against Rhodes by 5-3. Maties finished third on the log and played in the semifinal against Tuks and won 1-0. The other semi-final was contested between UJ and Kovsies. The home team won 2-0. The final was a revenge match for UJ who was beaten by Maties during the

second weekend of the series in Stellenbosch. Tempers were high in that match. In the final Maties took the lead early on with a goal from speedster Shannon Boucher. Swanepoel followed up with a magic piece of individual brilliance to give Maties a 2-0 lead, but UJ came out fighting in the second half and with 15 minutes left scored the equaliser. The title was decided with a penalty shout-out that UJ won 2-0. I was of little consolation for Swanepoel when he was awarded the Player of the Series award. “It is disappointing that we could not get the win tonight. It is heart sore to lose in a penalty shoot-out, but we have to move on and focus on

Paralympian Fourie a Living Legends Ambassador

Paralympic champion Arnu Fourie is the new ambassador for the Living Legends project.

the rest of the season,” said Swanepoel. Swanepoel and his Maties teammate Pierre de Voux joined up with the South African national team in preparing for the Hockey World Cup in The Hague, Netherland. The tournament starts on 31 May and the final is on 15 June.

Photo Credit: Varsity Sports

Witklippieskloof ready for Wine2Whales

The much anticipated FNB Wine2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Adventure, Ride and Race taking place during October and November 2014 brings a multitude of route upgrades, Paul Cluver’s Witklippieskloof being amongst these, another way in which event organizers guarantee riders a mountain biking experience like no other.

The Living Legends project was created with the aim of empowering children to take responsibility for their own destinies. Sport development and life skills training forms part of the Living Legends project, hereby embracing the healthy body-healthy mind mantra. Fourie (29) won a gold medal at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, running the third leg as part of the South African 4x100 m relay team in a world record time of 41.78 seconds. He won a bronze medal in the 100 m event with a time of 11.08 seconds. He also set a T44 world record in his 200 m heat, and then broke it in the final; he placed fourth overall in the event behind T43 classified athletes. “People with great character run the management of the project and the main goal of Living Legends is to make a difference in the lives of young kids and young adults and to bring hope where there is none. I do believe I can contribute,” said Fourie.

selves as well as others, living a balanced, simple and authentic life.

The Living Legends-dream is to create moments of interaction where living legends will be nurtured and inspired to become leaders that make a difference in their own lives, in the lives of their families, in their communities, in South Africa and in the world. The aim is to nurture and inspire living legends through moments of interaction where children can develop skills, mature into leaders that embrace a culture of hope, take responsibility for their actions, think critically about circumstances, become autonomous yet participative decision-makers, respecting them-

Le Roux Conradie, Managing director of Caylix Sport Management and managing member of Living Legends, said that having Fourie as an Ambassador is an honour. “Arnu fought back after a huge setback and showed that with hard work, the right attitude and integrity anything is possible. He has a great passion for kids and wants to help to make a difference.”

I asked him to re-build Pofadder, which is now safer and slightly easier to ride”. “During Stage Two of the 2013 FNB W2W MTB Events riders crossed over from Oak Valley to Paul Cluver at the highest point of the stage,” continues Kriegler. “Once at Paul Cluver riders had to cross Witklippieskloof, the steepest cliff on the farm, resulting in a very

Johan Kriegler, standing on the Witklippieskloof Bridge Arnu Fourie

“One of the FNB W2W mottos is to create scenic contour trails, instead of trails that just go up and down,” says Johan Kriegler, FNB W2W MTB Director. “This has proven to be quite a challenge as most of the route either crosses over or runs along mountains. The bridges at Paul Cluver Wine Estate have been elected as one of the 2014 Cape Town Design Capital projects. Anton Potgieter, a well-known South African eco-bridge builder, was coopted to assist with the building of the Pedal Power Association (PPA) swing, Raka and Slangpark. Anton really showed his mettle when

steep drop, followed by a very steep climb. This year we made Witklippieskloof a contour trail priority. According to Anton Potgieter it was pure perseverance and the visualization of the planned end result that allowed them to overcome the Witklippieskloof route building challenge. Starting in the Winelands of Somerset West, riders will cross through (and over) 13 wineries, 26 private farms, six mountains, historic roads and mountain passes, nature conservation areas (including the Kogelberg Biosphere) before finishing within sight of the famous whales of Hermanus!

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Helderberg Mountain Challenge Winner Dungan o'Regan - Photo Credit: Dylan Haskin

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