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The advertising industry has created a stirring tribute to the volunteers of the NSRI to mark the 50th anniversary of the organisation. Conceptualised by Ogilvy Cape Town and directed by Greg Gray of Romance Films, a powerful new TVC demonstrates the family sacrifices NSRI volunteers make every time they respond, without hesitation, to emergency calls. It shows a bride delivering a wedding speech about her absent father as he heads out into a stormy Cape ocean on a rescue mission.

Major N1 Upgrade Project Is Progressing Well

A R487 million Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) project to upgrade 9 km of the N1 between Plattekloof Road and Old Oak Interchange is 38% complete. Approximately 120 000 vehicles travel along this stretch of road during the morning inbound and afternoon outbound peaks.

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The addition of a third lane in both directions will significantly reduce traffic congestion on one of Cape Town’s busiest roads. This project is expected to have been completed in April 2019. Work on installing the Freeway Management System (FMS) is complete. The first phase of median widening and barrier installation will be completed next month. Once this work has been completed, the widening of the road will commence.

The narrative is backed by the emotive soundtrack of Birdy’s ‘People Help the People’.

Jip de Jager Interchange - Work on the Jip de Jager Interchange is 89% complete, with asphalt rehabilitation and paving, the construction of two traffic islands, and some other minor works currently under way.

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SA Businessman Overcomes Sharks, Jellyfish In Brutal 58Km Hawaii Swim

Cape Town businessman Toni Enderli braved over 20 hours in shark infested waters, suffered consistent jellyfish stings and fought a punishing rip tide to conquer one of the world’s harshest ocean swims, the Molokai Channel in Hawaii.

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For over 10 years National Braai Day has lead the way in getting South Africans together, pulling the country closer with the pastime that is available to all - braaing. Lighting a fire is in our blood, prodding coals is innate, and standing in circles around the flame comes as instinctively as kicking World Cup winning drop goals. Continue Reading Page 4

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Fancam Allows Fans

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Described as the ‘ultimate crowd selfie’, the FANCAM technology was developed in South Africa and over the past seven years has featured at major events around the world. Now Currie Cup partner, DirectAxis Financial Services, is bringing it back home. From Taylor Swift and U2 concerts to the Super Bowl, UEFA Champions League final and Daytona 500, fans have been able to visit a dedicated website, zoom in, find themselves on an interactive 360o image and share it with friends and family on their social media accounts. There’s even a permanent FANCAM at Madison Square Garden, home to the New York Rangers and Knicks. Continue Reading Page 3

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Enderli’s says he is driven by his passion for life, his family and a desire to help others: “I believe in unleashing the mind’s full potential, constantly pushing boundaries to achieve dreams and helping make a difference by giving back.”

He singles out Greg Gray of Romance Films, Ricky Boyd of Deliverance Post Productions, and Marc Algranti of Pulse Music, as “putting in above and beyond on this project,” but says others donated props, lighting, vehicles, boats, casting services, specialized equipment and catering, among a multitude of things, as well as doing many hours of hard work. Gallarelli says the hope is that the TVC will inspire more public donations, which are the financial lifeblood of the NSRI, but the primary purpose was to pay a proper tribute to the unsung heroes from the past 50 years. “These are amazing, selfless and brave people who give up parts of their lives to save the lives of others and it’s really uplifting to see the way that key figures in our industry responded as they did to deliver this remarkable salute.” Watch the Video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/wLx8s4bCEoA

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In a first for the Currie Cup, fans at the DHL Western Province and Cell C Sharks match at Newlands was captured on FANCAM and were able to tag themselves in a high-resolution picture on social media.

He has already completed the 34km English Channel and the 12.5km Strait of Gibraltar and through donations is raising funds for the National Sea Rescue Institute’s water safety programme to help prevent drownings. Enderli’s next swim is a hazardous 32km channel between Catalina Island and Long Beach, California, in October, 2017.

The NSRI has been an Ogilvy Cape Town pro bono client for many years and agency MD Luca Gallarelli is “proud of the film we’ve made, but even prouder of the generosity of spirit shown by so many people across the industry who devoted their time and skill to the project for nothing.”

SAY HELLO TO NATIONAL BRAAI DAY!

Of the 12 South African public holidays, there is no denying that the most eagerly anticipated each year is National Braai Day. Without a doubt, National Braai Day on 24 September 2017 will be the most fun and stress-free way to spend a public holiday; there is no pressure to run an ultra marathon, no expectations for Christmas presents - the perfect opportunity to unite around the fire, also heralds the start of summer.

“After sunrise I had 10km to go, could see land and reached a notorious ledge renowned for a vicious rip which has thwarted many swimmers. The current pushed me back for seven hours. It was soul destroying. But I dug deep, reminded myself I was doing this to help others and pushed on. Near the end I was faced with a huge shore break but got through and collapsed on the beach.”

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“It was my toughest day on this planet and the longest night of my life,” said property consultant, Enderli who set off from Molokai Island across the 700m deep channel to Oáhu Island. “I encountered dolphins, saw two sharks which fortunately kept their distance and was stung consistently by jellyfish on my entire body, including my nose and face. It was the most painful thing I have ever experienced.”

The 20hr35min swim was the third in Enderli’s quest to become the first South African to complete seven of the world’s most brutal open water swims known as “Oceans Seven”, the marathon swimming equivalent of the Seven Summits mountaineering challenge.

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Although the channel is 42km wide, Enderli - wearing only a Speedo costume, cap and goggles - covered about 58km due to severe currents to become the fourth South African, and 57th swimmer globally to successfully swim one of the world’s most treacherous bodies of water, also known as the “channel of bones”, notorious for claiming scores of seafarers’ lives.

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The ‘Zeitz Mocaa Effect’ Will Provide Big Boost To Cape Economy The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa was officially launched during the Heritage weekend, 22-25 September 2017 in Cape Town. The Zeitz MOCAA, a partnership between the V&A Waterfront and Jochen Zeitz, designed by Thomas Hetherwick, is the first major museum in Africa dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora. The museum hosted a four-day public grand opening where no entrance fees was charged. This eagerly anticipated new Cape attraction promises to solidify Cape Town’s position as the continent’s design capital and have a profound effect on the local tourism and knowledge economy. The Zeitz MOCAA will also attract potential investors and buyers from across the world who will contribute to economic growth and job creation. The evidence for this multiplier impact can be seen elsewhere around the world, and the now famous ‘Bilbao Effect’ demonstrates exactly how this can happen. The Gugenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, completely changed the face of a city that was battling with a sluggish economy. The museum acted as a centerpiece for regeneration, inspiring innovation that led to growth and job creation. Visitor spending in Bilbao jumped after the museum opened, and five years after construction, Bilbao estimated that its economic impact on the local economy was worth €168 million, pouring an additional €27 million into the regional government tax coffers – the equivalent of adding 4 415 jobs. More than one million people annually now visit the museum, which became the centre of the Bilbao Art District. “If the interest and excitement surrounding the Zeitz MOCAA’s launch is any indication of the museum’s long-term appeal, it’s well on its way to replicating similar levels of success. We are confident that the ‘Zeitz MOCAA Effect’ will be referenced

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in future too, as the museum contributes to growth and jobs in the city.” “We encourage South Africans to take advantage of the many opportunities to view this architectural masterpiece, and we welcome international visitors who have travelled to Cape Town to visit the museum. Please take the opportunity to visit the rest of our beautiful city and province while here. We are a region that is open for business, with an array of opportunities for trade and investment,” said Tim Harris, Wesgro CEO.

Mayor De Lille Conducts Final Site Inspection of CTICC East Expansion On 6 September 2017, City of Cape Town Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille, declared the expansion of the Cape Town International Convention Centre, CTICC 2, ‘ready to welcome the world’. The Mayor conducted a final site inspection of the expansion with CTICC Chief Executive Officer, Julie-May Ellingson, to give her final seal of approval of the construction of the expansion before contractors hand over the building for occupation.

The City of Cape Town contributed R550 million towards the expansion costs. ‘In July 2014, I broke the first ground at the construction site. Now, in September 2017, we are standing in the impressive, light-filled reception hall of CTICC 2,” said Mayor De Lille. CTICC 2 is an elegant and modern expansion of the original building, now to be known as CTICC 1. The 31 148 m2 expansion adds 10 000 m2 of multipurpose conference and exhibition space through six halls located across two floors. The facility also include 3 000 m2 of informal and formal meeting space in the form of four larger meeting suites, a terrace room, and five smaller meeting pod rooms. Two modern rooftop decks provide the ideal backdrop for post-meeting cocktails. Unlike its original counterpart, the new centre is built across six floors and has more exterior balconies. CTICC 2 will also be able to operate as an independent facility. Its design received a 4-star Green Star rating by the Green Building Council of South Africa. The centre hosted its first event, the 21st annual Congress of the Council of Shopping Centres, from 13-15 September 2017. The third International Conference on Global Food Security will seek solutions to feed the earth’s nine billion people. The event takes place in CTICC 2 from 3 - 6 December 2017. In 2020, the World Ophthalmology Congress promises to attract 15 000 delegates and is the largest event the centre has secured in its 14-year history. The City would not have been able to win the bid for this event without an expanded convention centre.

The Mayor’s inspection included a tour of the impressive main conference and exhibition halls, meeting pod rooms, and the facility’s extensive back-of-house areas. These include the control room with state-of-the-art building management system as well as the facility’s hot, cold and pastry kitchens. The Mayor also viewed the centre’s open-air rooftop terrace, with impressive views of the city and Table Mountain.

International experts in biomedicine will meet in CTICC 2 for the 18th International Congress of Immunology in August 2022. With a forecast attendance of 6 000 delegates, the conference will also be using both CTICC buildings. While the new centre will host its first events over the coming months, contractors will complete the multi-faceted marshalling yard, roadworks around the centre, and add finishing touches to the building. Construction of the sky bridge across the Heerengracht connecting CTICC 1 with CTICC 2 will commence in 2018.


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Still Going Strong After 45 Years The City’s longest serving firefighter, Pat Muir, comes from a proud tradition of three generations of firefighters with a collective experience of 118 years and still counting. He was recently commended for his service at an awards ceremony. City of Cape Town firefighter Pat Muir (61) has dedicated 45 years of his life to the City’s firefighting services, making him the longest serving firefighter. He is currently the commander of fleet operations at the Milnerton Fire Station. Firefighting is deeply ingrained in the Muir family DNA. Pat’s father Robert was in the service for 37 years, retiring as Chief Fire Officer of the then Milnerton Fire Department in 1985. His brother Rodney was a firefighter for 21 years, and his son, Rodrick, has just notched 15 years in the service. The City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security; and Social Services, Alderman JP Smith, commended Mr Muir at an awards ceremony recently. Pat joined the then Milnerton Municipality in 1972 as an apprentice petrol and diesel mechanic and after qualifying in 1975, he was transferred to the fire department in 1976.

Old Oak Interchange - The western portion of the Old Oak Bridge was demolished in May to make space for new lanes. It will be rebuilt over the next 14 months to new specifications. The construction of the inbound on-ramp bypass is complete and will facilitate traffic flow onto the N1 inbound. The construction of a retaining wall at the temporarily decommissioned inbound on-ramp is under way. Current traffic diversions will remain in place. Once the Old Oak inbound on-ramp has been widened and realigned, it will be re-commissioned for operation.

“I saw this as a challenging, adventurous, outdoor lifestyle and an opportunity to save the world,” he says. For the past four-and-a-half decades, Pat has distinguished himself in the field, dealing with a wide variety of fires and emergencies across a diverse spread of circumstances – from fires, to emergencies like helping to deliver a baby, to being at the side of a person breathing his last.”

Plattekloof Interchange - The widening of the right hand side of the Plattekloof inbound off-ramp is under way. The left lane of the outbound on-ramp has been rehabilitated to address deformation and cracking. Once this work is complete, the entire interchange will be rehabilitated to extend the life of the pavement structure. Durban Road Interchange - The widening of ramps at Durban Road Interchange has commenced. The contractor is constructing layerworks on the Durban Road outbound off-ramp, and is undertaking excavations for layerworks on the outbound on-ramp. Employment and empowerment - This project is creating a number of shortterm job and skills development opportunities. To date, R9,7 million has been spent on targeted labour, while 12 500 person-days of work have been created for people from the City of Cape Town municipal area. Join the Department & Safely Home on Twitter @WCGovTPW, @WCGovSafelyHome under the hashtags #roadworksWC #AlwaysBuckleUp

“Our first priority is always to protect lives, and then property. We try our utmost to prevent the spread of the fire and to minimise losses. The fear factor is always there and one often has to make split-second decisions, but a good firefighter knows to remain calm in an emergency and to allow common sense, training and experience to kick in,” says Pat. He remembers particularly hair-raising incidents and says that he is also haunted by traumatic incidents, especially those involving young children or older persons. “In our profession happy endings are few as our assistance is usually required in distress situations. However, our reward comes in the satisfaction of being able to help others in their hour of need. While basic firefighting techniques have stayed the same over the years, the technology and equipment have improved exponentially. This includes the use of thermal imaging cameras, compressed air foam systems, and modern nozzles, pumps and extrication and stabilising equipment.” “I can say with all honesty that I love what I do, and I love the people that I work with. No day is ever the same. If you want to get rich, then do something else, but if you want adventure and have a passion for helping others, then stay for the ride of your life,” he says.

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Dynamic Dog Adoption

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‘Privat Car SA part of the Privat Car Group is proud to announce their support to the WOOF Project - providing the dynamic dog adoption initiative with a new Model Mercedes Benz Van Vito Class to chauffeur shelter dogs is style!

The Table Bay is encouraging employees to embrace some “R&R”. Reuse and recycle is top of the hotel’s waste management agenda and a comprehensive training programme is currently underway to educate staff on “how”. The training programme forms part of The Table Bay’s concerted and ongoing efforts to inspire green consciousness amongst employees and set an example of good practice for travellers and businesses that are looking to take steps to reduce their impact on the environment. According to, Joanne Selby, General Manager at The Table Bay Hotel, the programme aims to teach employees about recycling and the impact of environmental savings in a more accessible way. Much of the waste created in hotels stems from either food and beverage handling, which leads to waste materials such as packaging and food waste, aluminium cans, glass bottles, corks and cooking oils, or, from the housekeeping department, which creates waste such as cleaning materials and plastic packaging. Measures to deal with these issues have already been initiated in terms of separation of waste, plastic, glass, cardboard. The Table Bay has commissioned Postwink Recycling Solutions to assist with training staff as well as install various solutions to make the process of recycling easy to understand and implement. Its innovative recycling bins encourage separation of waste at the source while informative labels, reflecting The Table Bay’s branding, will be strategically placed to guide employees when choosing where to place items for recycling. The goal is simple; to reduce the amount of The Table Bay’s recycling that ends up in the landfill.

WOOF project, an initiative of Oscars Arc, a NPO born to inspire dog adoption and transform the dismal adoption rates in the Western Cape desperately needed transport to get dogs out of existing shelters and to the mobile adoption unit that moves around inspiring locations within the Western Cape. “Now they have the transport these dogs deserve,” says Joanne Lefson, Director of WOOF Project. “This exception sponsorship from Ronald Bussink, CEO and Founder of Privat Car and Patron Circle Member of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation means we can drive adoption rates upwards, even faster!” The WOOF Project already has successfully found new homes for more than 280 shelter dogs in its first 19 weeks and also opens a down town dog adoption center in the @FRITS dog park in Cape Town on World Animal Day, 4 October. “So many people tell us how much they love the project, but when someone like Mr Bussink actually puts their words into action and provides such an invaluable sponsorship that accelerates our mission, we are simply blown away and can save so many more lives.” The project offers a ‘Name Your Price’ adoption fee and a lifetime satisfaction, guaranteed! For more information visit www.oscarsarc.org

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She concludes: “In everything we do, we strive to ensure that our business interests are harmonious with those of the environment. Our commitment to environmentally-sound business practices such as recycling is strategic. We want to reduce the need to landfill and extract value from re-usable or recyclable materials, and even add value by making compost from organic waste.”

Saving Our Planet One Load at A Time With drought becoming a harsh reality in the Western Cape region, water is an extremely valuable and scarce resource. South Africans have implemented various water-saving techniques, from using grey water to flush toilets, to taking two-minute showers and installing rain water harvesting tanks. One area of water usage that is particularly difficult to cut back on, is laundry. Regular washing machines can use up to 50 litres of valuable municipal drinking water per cycle. That said, refraining from washing our clothes is not an option! Green Planet Laundry has developed an innovative solution to the problem. Unlike other Commercial Laundries, the Cape Town based Green Planet Laundry does not tap into the city’s precious municipal water supply. The Water used at Green Planet Laundry is 100% ground water (borehole). Additionally, 50% of the grey water used in their machines is recycled, therefore further reducing required ground water. Water is extracted from a borehole then purified using a custom built water purification system to remove any contaminants. The water is then ozonated for sanitation and effectiveness in the laundry system and stored in a supply tank, from where it is pumped into Green Planet Laundry’s efficient and technologically advanced washing machines. Ozone is dissolved into the wash basin throughout the entire wash cycle.

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Benefits includes: O3 oxidises soils and eliminates microbes in the linen, leaving your clothing clean, sanitised and soft; it acts as a biocide, controlling odours and killing viruses and bacteria; and linen life is increased by up to 50%, while Fabrics feel softer, and are noticeable whiter. Green Planet Laundry uses absolutely no municipal drinking water in the washing process. The grey water used by Green Planet Laundry’s washing machines is recycled through the filtration plant, approximately 50% is reused. Due to the Ozone infusion process, less detergent is required to clean and disinfect clothing and less water is required for the wash and rinse cycles. The entire water purification system including the borehole will be powered by solar energy making their complete water purification system environmentally neutral.

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Cape Town residents can now experience the convenience of sending their laundry to be cleaned without the guilt of wasting natural resources. Water restrictions in the Western Cape are becoming a permanent fixture, and this is a perfect opportunity through which residents can decrease the number of litres consumed by their household. Green Planet Laundry services are convenient and time-saving, making it the perfect solution for Hotels, Restaurants, Salons etc. as well as working mothers, students or anyone who wishes there were more hours in a day. Green Planet Laundry offer a same-day door-to-door collection and delivery service, meaning you’ll receive your clean laundry on the same day it was sent in, without even having to leave your home or office. Green Planet Laundry services all the greater Cape Town areas from Strand to Paarl to Duynefontein to Cape Point.


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Come enjoy a taste of the Overberg hospitality at Romansbaai Beach and Fynbos Estate

Come enjoy a taste of the Overberg hospitality at Romansbaai Beach and Fynbos Estate Your search is over, as we present you with the property jewel of the Overberg and her best kept secret: Romansbaai Beach and Fynbos Estate. We’ve all considered owning a home by the sea for sublime weekend escapes and long lazy December holidays, or possibly contemplated a slower country lifestyle to retire to. Set on the Danger Point Peninsula, the views are unobstructed, endless and breathtaking and the Estate offers extraordinarily large erf sizes. Hidden at the foot of this peninsula is a pristine north-facing beach which is exclusive and protected from the wind in summer. All this is situated on a 220-hectare estate with 24-hour access control. The location of Romansbaai Beach and Fynbos Estate is perfect for a weekend breakaway as it is close enough to Cape Town to leave after work on Friday afternoon. The two-hour drive, with choices of routes through the rolling farms of Caledon and Stanford, or Hermanus, or take an awe-inspiring drive along the coast, will have you relaxing before you’ve even reached your destination. The Western Cape is experiencing unprecedented growth, and popular areas such as Hermanus, Hemel & Aarde Valley and Vermont are bursting at the seams as the Overberg enjoys newly discovered interest from those seeking the genteel offerings of small towns of the Cape. Services Lifestyle - Families seeking a change in lifestyle will be pleasantly surprised to find superb primary and high schools in the area as well as school buses to Hermanus. The popular Curro Hermanus also offers its scholars a bus service from Gansbaai. Security - Safety too is paramount to us, and Romansbaai offers what no other estate can: views without walls. ClearVu fences run along the perimeter into the sea. The gate house, with power supplied by our own wind turbine, has 24-hour security and high-tech fingerprint technology for resident’s entry.

And the fun doesn’t stop there. Head out for a drive along spectacular scenery of Protea varieties and settle in for an afternoon of wine tasting at Lomond Wine Estate in Elim, where you can sit back and enjoy a tasting of their award winning wines while you delight in local cheese and charcuterie at their stylish tasting room. Indulge in wholesome and hearty food and hospitality when visiting one of the many monthly farmers markets and immerse yourself in the very popular arts and craft route and rub shoulders with well-known writers, poets and artists. Mountain bike and trail running tracks between ocean and Fynbos are plentiful in this region, and with events such as the Funky Fynbos Festival in September, there is always something for the whole family. Select to play a round of golf at the Gansbaai Golf Club, the southernmost golf course in Africa, or, visit the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary, both which are adjacent to Romansbaai Beach and Fynbos Estate.

Style - The architectural style of the Estate recognises the history of Danger Point Peninsula as a remote and wild place, and will result in the development of a truly appropriate architectural language unique to this very special section of coastline. The homes will not call attention to themselves but will let the Fynbos and natural features of the site prevail. Activities The Overberg region offers a host of activities both for those seeking a quiet breakaway from the city rush and for those seeking an adrenaline rush. One can choose from shark cage diving, boating between the majestic Southern Right Whales during winter, or hiking through one of the Cape Floral regions world heritage sites, where 70% of the plants are endemic to this region.

Visit our On-Site office There are too many wonderful things to write about, so why don’t you pop into our offices, on-site at Oystercatcher Road, Romansbaai Beach and Fynbos Estate, and come enjoy a taste of the Overberg hospitality for yourself. We’re able to assist you in the design of your home to suit your budget and we’ll put you in touch with a selection of contractors and service providers and, before you know it, you’ll be finding any reason to lose yourself in the sights, smells and sounds of nature in Romansbaai Beach and Fynbos Estate.

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SCAN AND TREAT WITH SOUND WAVES The Principle - Science has proven that every single object in the universe vibrates and resonates with its distinctive sound - a unique, natural frequency. This includes every individual body part as well as viruses, bacteria and parasites. Modern technology has enabled us to apply the correct relevant frequencies (sound waves) to scan and treat illness; kill viruses and parasites; and, most significantly, allow early detection of cancers and tumours!

What can it do? - A few examples of what the NLS System can diagnose and treat:

How Does It Work? - Using highly sophisticated computer programs and scientifically developed headphones, the NLS Bio-Resonance System collects data of all organs, body systems, cells, etc. from the brain, then transmits that back to the computer. This is instantly decoded and displayed on-screen in 3-dimensional models of organs, etc., enabling the Therapist to present diagnosis and recommendations.

SoundWaves Health Clinic in Gordon’s Bay specialises in this technology and offers all of the above and more - such as mammogram, “pap” smear, prostate check…totally non-invasive!

The most exciting feature of the software is “3-Dimensional Scanning”. This homes in on the area of a tumour or disease by identifying changes/abnormalities in the resonance (vibrations or frequencies) of body tissue. The root cause of a condition can thus be traced –and treated – even in the chromosomes/genes/DNA helix.

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- Osteo-Skeletal System (Bones, Joints, Muscles, etc.) - Lymphatic System, Lymph Nodes - Vascular System (Coronary Arteries, Veins, Capillaries) - Nervous System (Brain, Spinal Cord, Hypothalamus, Pituitary Gland) - Urogenital System (Kidney, Bladder, Ovaries, Uterus, Prostate) - Respiratory System (Lungs, Trachea, Bronchi, etc.) - Digestive System (Stomach, Intestines, Oesophagus, Liver, etc.) - Endocrine System (Thyroid, Adrenal Glands, etc.) - Bacteria, Fungi, Viruses, Parasites - Blood Components, Hormones, Enzymes - Allergens; Environmental Toxins - Food, Herbs, Homeopathic, Pharmaceuticals, etc. NLS Bio Resonance equipment is medically approved and certified. It has been successfully and extensively used in selected hospitals, universities and medical facilities world-wide, as well as in South Africa.

With about 20 years of experience in this field Charl de Villiers, together with his wife Anne-Marie, are passionate about helping other people find “the Sound Pathway to Sound Health”! Find us on Facebook or at: No. 6, Old Cape Mall, 33 Beach Rd, Gordon’s Bay, 083 267 9745, admin@soundwaves.capetown or www.soundwaves.gettimely.com

MEDICLINIC SUPPORTS EYE CARE PPI INITIATIVE

Mediclinic is proud to be partnering with Groote Schuur Hospital and the Western Cape Department of Health in performing eight cataract surgeries at Mediclinic Milnerton as the start of a process aimed at alleviating the ophthalmic surgical waiting lists at public facilities in the province. Mediclinic welcomes the opportunity to assist with improving the lives of these patients and are positive that collaborative initiatives such as this will serve to promote shared expertise between the private and public healthcare sectors.

The procedures undertaken at Mediclinic Milnerton form part of a significant investment in collaborative Tier 1 CSI initiatives, where Mediclinic will be collaborating with the public sector on more than 110 operations on patients currently awaiting life-changing procedures. Operations include cataract, urology and tympanoplasty (otherwise known as eardrum repair procedures). Between September and December, the PPI procedures will be carried out at four Mediclinic hospitals in the Western Cape, either by doctors associated with Mediclinic or from the public sector. The first phase of this initiative is concentrated in the Western Cape, but Mediclinic is currently in discussions to pursue similar partnerships in Mpumalanga, Limpopo and Free State in the near future. It is hoped that this will allow us to draw alongside additional hospitals to understand their needs and to share capacity where possible. Koert Pretorius, CEO of Mediclinic Southern Africa stresses that all role players in the healthcare value chain need to work together to expand access to quality healthcare for all South Africans. “It is imperative for all players in healthcare to play their part, private and public alike. A severe shortage of doctors and nurses in the country hampers healthcare delivery in both the private and public sector and through our involvement in Public Private Initiatives we have the opportunity to add value beyond our traditional patient base,” says Pretorius. “As an industry leader in the private hospital sector, we welcome the opportunity to make a positive contribution through this collaboration. Mediclinic and others with relevant expertise want to be part of a process where the best dispensation can be found for South Africa without compromise on affordable and sustainable quality healthcare,” states Pretorius.

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FOOD An inside look at our Taste the Farm dinners.

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CONFERENCING When meeting makes a difference.

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WINES Frans K. Smit: our new flagship white wine.

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EVENTS What’s happening at Spier this season.

THE SPIER FARM KITCHEN Stock up on everything from picnics to gourmet treats.

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FOOD

OUR NEW FARM KITCHEN PICNICS TO GOURMET TREATS FROM THE FARM

This spring, our Werf became home to the Spier Farm Kitchen. “We meticulously restored the werf so that it could once more become a hub of activity – where agriculture, artisan food and creativity find expression,” Mariota Enthoven, Spier’s family owner says. “The opening of the Spier Farm Kitchen – which is housed in a building more than 200-years-old overlooking this historic farmyard – is the latest step in bringing this dream to life.” From our farm salads to handcrafted pies: The Farm Kitchen offers everything you need to create your own delicious picnic as well as an assortment of gourmet goodies for your fridge and pantry. Executive Chef Lolli Heyns and her team use seasonal produce grown at Spier or sourced from trusted local suppliers to create nutritious, farm-inspired food.

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FOOD

TASTE THE FARM AN INSIDE LOOK AT OUR TASTE THE FARM DINNERS

Over the course of two intimate dinners at Eight hosted in July and August by Farmer Angus and Executive Chef Lolli, diners were introduced to the Spier way of growing and making food. Farm-to-table: what does it mean? Sourcing as much as possible from our own farm – and the rest from trusted nearby farmers and suppliers who share our ethos. It means herbs and vegetables grown with love – and without harmful pesticides or artificial fertilizers. Diners were invited to take fresh vegetables home with them – a tasty reminder of an unforgettable evening.

Diners made their own almond and rocket pesto – then slathered it on Hoghouse’s freshly baked sourdough. Fancy trying this at home? Get the recipe at spier.co.za/blog. There’s much more to beef than fillet and sirloin. Farmer Angus explained the many various cuts – from ribeye to hangar steak – that he supplies to the farm as well as many of the Cape’s leading restaurants. Farmer Angus’ chickens, pigs and cattle roam happily on Spier’s pastures. They’re reared without antibiotics or hormones. Dishes on the five-course menu included Farmer Angus’s 28-day matured beef rib eye served with an olive crumble and mushrooms, pan-seared pork neck, and chicken bone broth accompanied by a hen’s egg and greens.

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CONFERENCING

LET YOUR CONFERENCE BE A LITTLE MORE FREE RANGE YOUR POSITIVE SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT WHEN YOU CONFERENCE AT SPIER

MEET MR CONFERENCING:

Ben Ngubesilo, Banqueting Manager Ben Ngubesilo has worked at Spier for the past 15 years. He loves interacting with different people. What do you love most about your job? I love meeting with different people all the time. We host many different kinds of events at Spier – everything from weddings and conferences to intimate private dinners – so you get to interact with people from all sorts of different backgrounds and parts of the world. What are you proudest of having achieved? Being appointed Banqueting Manager. When I first joined Spier I was a runner. What’s the key to being happy in life? Take any complaints as a challenge and see them as learning curve. What advice do you have for someone trying to get into your line of work? Skills will never fall from the trees – you’ve got to seek out learning if you want to progress. Where is your favourite part of the farm? The food garden. This is where herbs, fruit and vegetables are grown for Spier’s restaurants. It reminds me so much of my father’s garden.

• Spier recycles 100% of its wastewater municipal water usage by 50% and energy • We only serve South African Sustainable and organic waste, and more than 97% by 30%. Seafood Initiative (SASSI) green-listed fish. of solid waste. • Fruit juice, organic rooibos tea and • Farmer Angus supplies us with hormone• There are more than 400 water-saving and antibiotic-free beef, chicken and Fair Trade coffee is provided. devices on showers, basins and toilets pork reared on Spier’s pastures. Our • Pens are made from 100% recycled at Spier. eggs are laid by hens that roam freely in newspaper. Arrange your next conference in the Cape winelands Spier farm, just 20 minutes from• Filtered Cape Town International • Natural and energy efficient lighting Spier’son fields. bottled water is served in reusAirport. ways of achieving a conference beyond the ordinary, using historic venues, unusual farm settings, andDiscover natural ventilation is used where Fresh produce is grown organically in able glass bottles. • good farm food and exceptional wines, to make it memorable and professional. Spier has an environmental possible. Spier’s food garden, without the use of • Healthy snacks of dried fruit and nuts consciousness thatdecade, runs through aspect ofpesticides our business. Makingfertilisers. your conference good everyto way. • Over the past Spier hasevery reduced and artificial are in served delegates.

LET YOUR NEXT CONFERENCE BE A LITTLE MORE FREE RANGE.

EMAIL conference@spier.co.za +27 21 809 1100 ext 2 CONFERENCING WITH CONSCIOUSNESS. www.spier.co.za

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How do you make a positive difference to the environment? I never litter. I also encourage my team to sort the bins accordingly: we take recycling very seriously at the conference centre, with less than 2% of waste sent to the landfill: we’re currently on a mission to get this to 0%. What’s the best thing about Spier? It’s a very supportive environment where you’re really encouraged to reach your potential. The family owners are true custodians of the farm – they take a very long-term approach that prioritises value over profit.


WINES

INTRODUCING THE NEW FRANS K. SMIT WHITE BLEND A NEW ICON PAYS TRIBUTE TO A MASTER Since he joined Spier in 1996, our cellar master, Frans Smit, has harnessed more than three centuries of winemaking history. He has transformed Spier from a small cellar into a major, award-winning Stellenbosch producer. The Frans K. Smit red blend has been Spier’s flagship wine since 2006, paying tribute to this man’s great love of wine, his winemaking skill and his dedication to the process.

THIS YEAR, THE FIRST WHITE BLEND IN THE RANGE, CONSISTING OF SAUVIGNON BLANC AND SÉMILLON, HAS BEEN RELEASED. “This Bordeaux-style white offers balanced, subtly articulated flavours,” says Frans. “Soft and refined, it’s round at the edges and has traces of the unexpected ̶ like

fig leaves on the nose and a hint of elderflower. This complexity of flavours comes from very selective sourcing and attention to detail. The presence of oak is a barelythere sensation, on the nose rather than the palate. This stirs yet more complexity into its wonderful creaminess – a trait I like to call ‘white tannins.’” “The wine has a clean line of freshness, balanced acidity and complexity. This is the result of 14 months on the lees and the use of a very lightly toasted foudre barrel that brings tannin into the picture without any overwhelming vanilla presence. By the time juice met bottle, it was already beautifully integrated. There’s nothing too sharp or intrusive: it’s clean, fresh, refined and rounded,” he adds.

THE WINE’S HERBACEOUS NOSE GIVES WAY TO A TROPICAL PALATE OF CITRUS AND LIME. AFTER DECANTING, A TOUCH OF VANILLA RISES UP THROUGH THE LAYERS. With ageing, this vanilla is likely to fade into the background. Enjoy with fillet of cob, with butter and citrus or lemongrass; or steamed lobster with butter sauce. Although it already offers balance and subtly articulated flavours, the 2015 vintage promises to become increasingly layered over the next four to five years. Peak drinking is eight years after harvest.

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on our wine, hotel and farm to table restaurant, Eight. Membership also gives you exclusive access to special events.

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EVENTS AT THE HOTEL *SUBJECT TO CHANGE PLEASE REFER TO WWW.SPIER.CO.ZA/EVENTS FOR FINAL DETAILS.

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Eight & Hoghouse open for dinner *Eight will be open for dinner for hotel guests only.

Eight & Hoghouse open for dinner *Eight will be open for dinner for hotel guests only.

Eight & Hoghouse open for dinner

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Eight will be open for dinner for hotel guests only.

For more booking details contact: aldrinel@spier.co.za

COMEDY IN THE VINES ON THE WERF

SCHALK BEZUIDENHOUT

BARRY HILTON

STUART TAYLOR

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Spier’s Comedy in the Vines brings you “Schalk Bezuidenhout live” to the winelands.

Spier’s Comedy in the Vines brings you Barry Hilton’s “Evolver” to the winelands.

Been a long, hard year? Sense of humour gone AWOL? The cure: an evening of laughs with Schalk, some wine and a great summer picnic on the grass, under the stars.

Enjoy an hour-long comedy show with SA’s stand-up legend Barry Hilton.

Time: 17:00. Show starts at 18:30

Duration: 60min (no interval) Place: The Werf at Spier Cost: R170 per person BOOK: aldrinel@spier.co.za

FOR MORE EVENT DETAILS VISIT OUR WEBSITE: WWW.SPIER.CO.ZA/EVENTS

Thirty years of touring, six children, two ex-wives, a new wife, five DVDS, two movies, Vegas, Cleese, Connolly, millions of air miles and a Lifetime Achiever statue on his mantelpiece…. If Barry Hilton isn’t the quintessential South African comedy giant, no one is. Time: 17:00. Show starts at 18:30

MARC LOTTERING JANUARY

FEBRUARY

Kick off your shoes and have a chortle on the lawns under the stars while Stuart Taylor casts his special brand of magic and mystery over the Werf audience at Spier.

Lottering will help you remember how good laughter is for the soul. Prepare to crack up over a glass of wine and one of Spier’s generous summer picnics.

Taylor’s award-winning formula of a meticulous fusion of comedy and magic earned him recognition as South Africa’s Comedy Magic Champion.

One of South Africa’s icons of stand-up comedy, Lottering will do a special performance on Spier farm after a touring his 2017 show Hashtag Lottering! – a show that covers a broad range of topics, ranging from how to successfully live in debt, to the dangers of a WhatsApp family page!

His uncanny ability to cast spells of unbridled laughter will have you rolling in your picnic blanket. Time: 17:00. Show starts at 18:30

Duration: 60min (no interval) Place: The Werf at Spier Cost: R170 per person BOOK: Webtickets

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Duration: 60min (no interval) Place: The Werf at Spier Cost: R170 per person BOOK: Webtickets

In this show at Spier, Lottering will be sharing his all-time favourite stories. Time: 17:00. Show starts at 18:30 Duration: 60min (no interval) Place: The Werf at Spier Cost: R170 per person BOOK: Webtickets

Spring Tasting 2017 Our Tasting Room’s spring pairing celebrates the

· A tasting of Spier Méthode Cap Classique paired with a dried apple shortbread

season with tasting portions made with ingredients

· 21 Gables Chenin Blanc 2015 paired with a fresh garden beetroot, couscous & feta salad

sourced from our farm as well as nearby, trusted

· Chilled Signature Pinotage 2016 paired with Farmer Angus chicken liver and double smoked bacon paté & roasted smoky bacon bits

producers. The tasting is available for R95 per person. Valid until 15 November.

· Chilled Creative Block 3 2014 paired with N’Duja (Farmer Angus spreadable salami) and crackers

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ART

Spier Artisan Studio Stellenbosch

The Spier Artisan Studio is a satellite of the Cape Town Spier Artisan Studio. Housed in the Cow Shed, the space allows guests to see the mosaic and bead artisans at work as they create artworks in collaborations with South African visual artists. Works will be on display and available for sale.

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Competition ends on 31 December 2017. Terms & Conditions apply. A bottle of Chardonnay, fresh ingredients and the best company. There’s very little to complain about at Spier. ~ @cassmiat #spierfreetime#takeover

At Tree-preneurs, nothing is considered waste. Lesley collects plastic containers, all shapes and sizes, to grow her seedlings in. #spierway

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Our spa offers an indulgent array of massages and facials that will ensure you leave rejuvenated and relieved of stress. Contact: thespa@spier.co.za.

18. SPA AT SPIER

In 2007, Spier installed a pioneering centralised wastewater treatment plant which is the embodiment of our approach to waste management. It recycles 100% of our wastewater, treats it using only environmentally friendly methodology and the clean water is then used to irrigate the garden and grounds.

17. WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT

Spier has an open air venue hosting artistic and corporate events with a capacity of 1100 people.

16. AMPHITHEATRE

Conferencing includes an auditorium that seats 430 people and three breakaway rooms, which can be used separately, or combined, to seat 250 people. Conference rooms are adjacent to the Eerste River and have views of the Helderberg mountains. Contact: Conference@spier.co.za

15. CONSCIOUS CONFERENCING

Spier’s Old Wine Cellar is South Africa’s oldest dated cellar building (1767), and is used for conferences & private functions.

14. OLD WINE CELLAR

Amphitheatre

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1. EAGLE ENCOUNTERS

The country’s first permanent outdoor exhibition of mosaic features the works of 16 contemporary South African artists – all crafted by the Spier Arts Academy.

Hoghouse Bakery & Café

At the Eagle Encounters raptor rehabilitation centre, get up close and personal with birds of prey, and find out how these magnificent animals keep the Spier farm healthy and balanced.

7. ARTISAN STUDIO

The Spier Farm Kitchen offers everything visitors need to make their own tasty farm picnics – as well as a delicious array of locally sourced and made produce to take home. Help yourself to nutritious, farm-inspired food and linger on the stoep overlooking the Werf with a glass of wine or relax nearby under one of the Werf’s giant oaks. The Spier Farm Kitchen is open 7 days a week, including public holidays, from 10.00 to 16.30 daily.

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The Spier Artisan Studio welcomes guests to see mosaic and ceramic artisans at work as they create artworks in collaboration with South African fine artists.

The wood-fired oven and bakery kitchen, located in the historical Jonkershuis on the Werf, serves fresh bread, pastries and treats – which can also be pre-ordered 48 hours in advance. Chef PJ Vadas’s barbeque-focused lunch and dinner menu includes flavoursome grass-fed beef, pork, lamb and free-roaming chicken supplied by Spier’s Farmer Angus, perfectly paired with Spier wine or Hoghouse’s craft ales. Contact: +27 (21) 881 3174 or howdy@hhbc.co.za

13. THE HOGHOUSE BBQ & BAKERY

The 1822 historic Manor House has been extensively restored and three different meeting rooms are available. The building features artworks from the Spier Collection - one of the largest collections of contemporary South African art in the country.

12. MANOR HOUSE

From fridge magnets to masterpieces, the Spier Craft Market, right next to our Tasting Room, offers a wide range of art and crafts, made with a diverse range of materials, including mosaic, beads, textiles and ceramics.

Eight is a farm-to-table eating experience in a beautiful setting next to the Eerste River. Like its name, the restaurant is an expression of balance, cycles, harmony, infinity and abundance. The produce used at Eight is either grown on the farm or sourced from nearby farmers. Natural and organic ingredients are preferred and combined to create nourishing, healthy, and delicious food. Contact: +27 (21) 809 1188 or at eight@spier.co.za.

8. EIGHT RESTAURANT

The Segway PT (Personal Transporter) is a two-wheeled, self-balancing electric vehicle. The tour is a beautiful glide through the farm to the vineyards with some interesting facts about Spier’s farming practices and wastewater treatment plant on the way. Contact: 021 809 1157 or visit www.segwaytours.co.za.

9. WERF CELLAR

3. SEGWAY TOURS

4. WINE TASTING

10. THE WERF Surrounded by beautiful Cape Dutch Buildings, Spier’s historic farmyard - the Werf - has been meticulously restored.

Witness our winemaking team in action at the Spier Werf Cellar as they handcraft Spier’s first estate wine, made from organic vineyards that grow on the Spier farm.

Our Tasting Room on the banks of the Spier dam pairs our award-winning wine with delicious snacks. Relax in the airy lounge area, or take your glass outside onto the patio which has stunning views of the Helderberg mountains. Contact: 021 09 1143/7

5. WINE COLLECTION POINT

SEASONAL PICNICS

Order a pre-made picnic basket – lovingly prepared using seasonal ingredients – at www.spierpicnics.co.za (at least

24 hours’ notice required). Options include vegetarian and children’s baskets. Your basket will be available for collection from between 12.00 and 14.00 at the Spier Farm Kitchen.

19. SPIER HOTEL RESTAURANT AND WINE BAR

Enjoy a glass of wine or a cocktail on the terrace with bar snacks, or breakfast, lunch or dinner at the Spier Hotel restaurant. Both the restaurant and wine bar strive to source the freshest available produce for the menus from a range of local suppliers and our farm. Contact: +27 (21) 809 1100

20. SPIER SHOP

A carefully curated selection of products both for the home and for the body is available in the shop adjoining Spier Hotel’s reception and at the Tasting Venue, allowing you to take home a piece of the Spier farm life.

21. SPIER HOTEL

The 4-star Spier Hotel is next to the calming waters of the Eerste River. The rooms are situated in village-style buildings grouped around six private courtyards, each with its own swimming pool in a design reminiscent of the Bo-Kaap or Mediterranean villages where pedestrians have right of way. Contact: Reservations@spier.co.za

ART - The spaces of the Spier Hotel and conferencing rooms are adorned with art from the Spier Collection - one of the most extensive collections of contemporary South African art in the country. Spier believes that the visual arts can provide both guests and staff with new insights, and challenge us to take a fresh look at our world and environment.

WALKS AND TRAILS - Stroll around our peaceful water-wise gardens or visit the River Walk on the Eerste River’s south bank, which showcases our national flower. Download the VoiceMap app and listen to our two audio tours on your phone: Walk the Farm (which starts at the Hotel entrance) and the historic Gables tour (which begins at the Tasting Room). 5km and 10km running route maps are available from the Spier Hotel reception.


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FOOD & DRINK

THE NEWSPAPER

Woolworths & De Villiers Chocolate Launch In-Store Taste Experience Owner and founder of De Villiers Chocolate, Pieter de Villiers, says the launch of Woolworths’ De Villiers Chocolate Pod offers a new means to stay connected to established brand-fans and hopefully introduces new consumers to the brand. “De Villiers Chocolate’s success is due to direct feedback from our customers,” he said. “We relied on consumers’ responses when we started out selling at a stall at a farmer’s market, and, even though the brand has grown, we still value our relationship with our customers above everything else.” De Villiers says a one-on-one connection with customers remains vital. “With the launch of the De Villiers Chocolate Pod we will provide consumers with friendly, personal experiences allowing for conversations with brand ambassadors that will contribute to establishing a sense of trust and relationships with De Villiers Chocolate. People will really get to know our story.” The Woolworths chocolate pod will be a smaller version of the De Villiers Chocolate stores in Paarl and Franschhoek, and will stock the complete range of De Villiers Chocolates. Woolworths and De Villiers Chocolate have collaborated to launch the retailer’s first in-store DV Chocolate ‘pod’. The De Villiers Chocolate experience will be hosted at Woolworths’ flagship store at Waterstone Village in Somerset West. De Villiers Chocolate is one of Africa’s first bean-to-bar chocolate brands; made from cocoa beans personally sourced from cocoa bean farmers from around the African continent. Inspired by research indicating that consumers have an increasing interest in the origin of the brands they purchase, Woolworths’ chocolate pod will allow consumers to engage with De Villiers Chocolate through tastings, new product trials and information about the heritage of the brand and its products. In line with their Good Food Journey, Woolworths chocolate, and all products under the De Villiers Chocolate label are UTZ certified. UTZ is an internationally recognised body, which supports responsible and sustainable cocoa farming. “Woolworths uses suppliers who meet our high quality standards, and De Villiers Chocolate offers delicious products that our customers love,” says Woolworths Brand Head of Foods, Glenda Philp. “We are proud and excited about this new collaboration with them,” she explains.

Woolworths customers will be able to enjoy knowledgeable tutored guidance when selecting treats from the De Villiers Chocolate collection. Seasonal products will be launched on a quarterly basis at the De Villiers Chocolate Pod, with flavour and packaging combinations to complement various seasonal themes. De Villiers Chocolate started its trade journey at a farmer’s market in 2009, and has since flourished into a nationally loved and recognised brand, with products sold exclusively in Woolworths stores nationwide. De Villiers Chocolate also has standalone stores at Spice Route in Paarl and Franschhoek.

French Brand Cooking Up A Storm In Stellenbosch Le Creuset has opened its latest boutique store in the heart of Stellenbosch CBD. For almost a century, Le Creuset has been recognised the world over for cooking excellence and an attractive rainbow palette of colours. Fans will be delighted to find that the premium French brand has now opened a boutique store in the heart of Stellenbosch’s CBD, making a full offering of their iconic cookware available in signature hues. The decision to open a store in Stellenbosch is a natural fit for the brand, with the historic Winelands town being renowned as one of the top food and wine destinations in South Africa. Bringing convenience closer to the consumer, it also meets an ever-increasing demand for premium quality cookware, fueled by evolving kitchen and lifestyle trends. The newest addition to Le Creuset’s store portfolio opened to much excitement earlier in the month, and will be marked by an exclusive launch event on Wednesday 20th September with customers, bloggers and media in attendance. Attendees will also be treated to a sneak preview of The Sorbet Collection, Le Creuset’s latest range of Stoneware gift sets in a pastel-themed palette. The new collection launches in October and is perfectly timed for the spring/summer period, being ideally suited to holiday gifting and seasonal entertaining. The Le Creuset boutique store is located at the c/o Church and Andringa Streets, and can be contacted on 021 300 3168 or via emailing stellenbosch.store.za@lecreuset.com

Benguela On Main - Meet the Chef, Jean Delport Amongst the bustling city traffic, Benguela on Main is a luxury getaway for a classic fine wine and dining experience. With a stylish elegance, a luxurious atmosphere and exceptional cuisine, Chef Jean Delport is taking Benguela on Main in Somerset West on a culinary crusade. Delve a little deeper and we get to know the innovator behind the delectable dishes. His love for fine food is reflected in the presentation and remarkable flavours. What originally started as a massive interest for food is fast becoming an obsession - distinctively mirrored in his mouth-watering menus. If Jean isn’t in the kitchen whisking up a storm, you can find him exploring the vast outdoors - his second home away from work - or catching the latest sport news to fuel his sports fanaticism. As with anyone who has a passion for what they do, Jean already knew at the young age of 15 that becoming a chef is what he wanted to do. Helping out wherever he could and often taking over dinners from his mom. With a world of ingredients at his fingertips, butter is always at the top of the list. Visit the fine dining restaurant and you will find hints of his latest favourites - onions and Jerusalem artichokes - each with an inventive twist. Striving for perfection, Chef Jean and the Benguela on Main team are revolutionising the fine dining experience. For an indulgent gourmet experience, visit Benguela on Main and go on a culinary crusade. For more information visit www.bengueladining.com/somersetwest/


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WC on top for leisure tourism in Domestic Tourism Survey Wesgro, Cape Town and the Western Cape’s Official Tourism, Trade and Investment Promotion Agency, is encouraged by yet another excellent performance by the Western Cape in Stats SA’s latest Domestic Tourism Survey (DTS). According to Stats SA, ‘the DTS is a large-scale household survey aimed at collecting accurate statistics on the travel behaviour and expenditure of South African residents travelling within the borders of the country.’ The Western Cape achieved significant successes over the survey period, coming out top in the following important categories: More than 1.1 million overnight leisure trips; 166 000 overnight business trips; 4.1 million paid bed nights; 241 000 tourists who stayed in hotels; 161 000 who stayed in guesthouse/guest farms; 157 000 tourists who stayed in B&Bs; and 336 000 tourists who stayed in self-catering establishments The Western Cape was also the only province in which holidays was the most stated reason for travel amongst both day and overnight trips during the survey period, while visiting friends and relatives was the second-most commonly stated purpose to visit the province. Further, 99.2% of day travellers and 69.9% of overnight travellers to the Western Cape originated from the province. Despite economic challenges, the Western Cape domestic market continues to travel within the province, sustaining the value of the local economy.

Photo: The Visitor Information Center - Craig Howes

“These excellent results bode well for further investment in the tourism industry, as there is continued demand for hotels, guest-houses, B&Bs and self-catering establishments.” “This has a multiplier effect on the local economy, and will lead to further construction, and job creation,” said Wesgro CEO Tim Harris.

Lekker Deals For Locals At The Cableway Table Mountain Cableway is celebrating beautiful South Africa and reminding locals to take advantage of their year-round specials when planning a staycation.

This ticket can be collected at the Visitor Centre at the Lower Station by visitors 18 years and older, upon presentation of a valid South African ID.

Young, old, from up-country, a neighbouring city or a Cape Town resident – there are many ways to save with deals specifically tailored to locals:

Seniors and Students - Every Friday South African senior citizens over the age of 60 pay R100 return, with students paying R130 return. Pensioners can also enjoy a special discount on a meal at the Table Mountain Cafe. This deal is only available from the Lower Station Ticket Office upon presentation of a valid South African ID for pensioners or valid student card for students. Cable Card - A Cable Card costs R590 for adults or R300 for children under 17 years of age, and entitles visitors up to one return trip in the cable car per day, weather permitting, for a year. An “Adult and Child Combo” card can also be purchased for just R690, with SANParks Wild Card and My Green Card holders enjoying a 20% discount on any Cable Cards purchase. Additionally, card holders qualify for various discounts on selected items at the Shop at the Top and Table Mountain Café. Class in the Clouds - Giving learners an opportunity to experience the beauty of the mountain and learn about the fauna and flora in a natural setting, Class in the Clouds runs annually from 1 March until 31 October, with schools paying R45 per learner. For every 10 primary school learners, or 15 high school learners, one teacher travels free. Since its inception in 2001, more than 250 000 learners have participated in the programme.

Sunset Special - This ½ price deal runs from 1 November until 28 February (excluding 18 December – 3 January) annually and sees adults and children aged 4-17 paying half price when purchasing return tickets from the Cableway Ticket Office at 6pm or online from tablemoutain.net. Sunset special tickets purchased online are scanned from 6pm only. Birthday Special - What’s better than a free ride up the mountain? The Cableway gives one free adult return ticket to South Africans on the day of their birthday or to make use of in the week thereafter.

Cableway is also inviting locals to celebrate the Cableway’s anniversary during the month of October. Special discount vouchers will be printed in all the community newspapers during the last week of September. Locals need to cut this out and bring it along to the Cableway during October in order to pay R150 per adult return ticket, and get a child return ticket free. Put Table Mountain on your bucket list, select a special to suit your needs and enjoy the beauty that one of South Africa’s best attractions has to offer. For information visit www.tablemountain.net

Launch of new STB 360 #lovingStellenbosch Tourism Campaign Stellenbosch 360, the official tourism organisation for Stellenbosch and surrounds, launched the #lovingStellenbosch Tourism Campaign at its AGM recently. Stellenbosch has evolved into one of South Africa’s premier tourist destinations. It has also grown into one of the world’s top New World food and wine destinations, known and respected for its high-quality and global award-winning wines and cuisine. The town’s attractions vary from its renowned wineries and restaurants to its rich legacy of magnificent Cape Dutch and other architecture, museums, art galleries, educational and neotech institutions – as well as its botanical gardens with some rare plant species. Furthermore, Stellenbosch has also gained momentum as a global destination for its world-class sport facilities and natural mountainous outdoor surroundings attracting reputed professional sport men and women and adventurers in disciplines such as cycling, athletics, rugby, swimming, running, hiking and others. The #lovingStellenbosch campaign acknowledges the importance of motivating and involving both local inhabitants and visitors in promoting and building brand Stellenbosch as a ‘special and preferred tourist destination’. “Many other places can be admired for their natural beauty, monuments, cultures, lifestyle experiences and institutions. However, it’s Stellenbosch’s rich legacy of diverse experiences, emotions, memories, nostalgia and stories that must be “lived” or “experienced” to be treasured, to inspire and to be projected to others!” On 7 September 2017 the campaign was launched with the first of four videos, with Stellenbosch as a ‘Magnificent Quality Destination’ as the theme. Discover/ experience/diversity/astounding as the key campaign pillars words will cover local aspects such as Food & Wine, the Café Culture & Relaxed Lifestyle, Art & Architec-

ture & Icons. The video will focus on how the inhabitants and visitors ‘experience’ and ‘live’ the town and what they consider as the ‘magic’ of Stellenbosch. “We are very enthusiastic about the new #lovingStellenbosch campaign and believe that this initiative will motivate both local inhabitants and visitors to connect with one another as they share why they love the experience - whether it be of a fleeting nature or a way of life. The campaign will recognise the rich cultural heritage of the locals and their contribution in making Stellenbosch the most inspiring and innovative town in South Africa,” says Annemarie Ferns, CEO of Stellenbosch 360. The new #lovingStellenbosch campaign with its emotional and nostalgic content will run in addition to the well-established #visitStellenbosch hashtag.


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With their latest range of dresses, Poetry proves that there is life beyond the LBD. Their mission is to make every woman feel beautiful, stylish and comfortable.

Some things will never change. As long as there are birds and bees, people will always have kids. And those kids will outgrow their clothes at a wallet-crunching, morale-sapping rate that any parent can identify with. With tough economic times and growing awareness around recycling, people are more than ever ready to challenge the ever-growing retail industry with an alternative economy. Enter Petit Fox, a fast-growing South African e-commerce business, has the potential to become a household name amongst parents of 0 - 8 year olds. Petit Fox is all about offering top-class second-hand kids clothing and maternity wear at affordable prices and makes it easy for parents to sell the clothes their kids have outgrown, that are new or in great condition. The philosophy is that all parents should be able to afford quality clothes for their kids without spending a fortune or damaging the environment. Petit Fox’s one-stop e-shop saves both time and money. It’s an innovative solution for parents to quickly and easily make some cash and create some space in their cupboards by selling the clothes their kids have outgrown, or didn’t wear at all! Everything is done online. Clients send their clothes via courier and they can choose to be paid via EFT or get in-store credit.

DRESSTINATION UPDATE Since launching in 2016, Poetry’s Dresstination collection has answered women’s need for easy-to-wear, simple dresses and has grown vastly in popularity. As a result, the 2017 range is even bigger and offers a host of styles to meet any dress sense. “We have given great thought to putting together this collection to ensure that there is something for every woman, regardless of her shape or style. There are tunics to slip on and go, wrap dresses to accentuate curves, maxi dresses for floor-skimming coverage and fit-and-flare styles to give form.” We want to accompany the Poetry woman on her journey. Our styles are for warmer summer days, feeling fun and flirty, or modern and minimalist. Each dress has a hint of romance in the way the garment falls, flairs or in the soft fabric and prints we have selected,” says Mari Crause, Poetry’s leisure wear buyer. In addition to Poetry’s versatile reversible styles, the collection includes dresses with statement sleeves, bare shoulders and ruffles, as well as lacy cut-outs, pleats and the current must-have print: tropical foliage. Minimalists need not despair – the Dresstination range also offers simple shifts with statement (nonfrilly) bows and tunic dresses. Poetry not only focused on fashionability when building the Dresstination range, but also stayed mindful of functionality to ensure the dresses are wearable and versatile. The dominant fabrics therefore are cool linen, breathable cottons and viscose, as well as rayon that skim and drape, to compliment all shapes and sizes. The dresses are available in a variety of colours including feminine, soft dusty pink and greens, vibrant yellow and hot coral with colder hues such as navy, black and white, complimenting the warmer shades. Customers will fall in love with waistless silhouettes that speak to a sense of freedom and adore the elevated casual styles in linens and lightweight fabrics, which can be dressed up or down – perfect for any occasion. For more information visit www.poetrystores.co.za

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Clothes that don’t meet Petit Fox’s strict criteria are either sent back or donated to charity. Buyers get a hand-wrapped package delivered by courier or they can collect at one of the nation-wide collection points. Petit Fox is unique and the primary focus is on quality and sell clothes from almost any brand, provided they are in pristine condition. The best part for sellers is that Petit Fox pay upfront. Parents don’t have to wait for their items to sell to get paid. The network of couriers with collection and drop-off points allows anyone, anywhere in the country, to be a Petit Fox customer. Petit Fox’s goal is to reverse the negative perception that brand-oriented consumers have towards buying pre-owned clothing for their kids and make second-hand shopping online mainstream in South Africa. By focusing on quality and customer satisfaction, Petit Fox is cultivating a clean and trustworthy image, which parents feel comfortable with. For more information visit www.petitfox.co.za

MEET YOUR SPECIFIC DESIGN NEEDS WITH MARION MELFI INTERIORS Marion Melfi Interiors is an interior design and decorating company that offers clients a broad range of services to meet their specific design needs. “Our services range from consultations to home organisation and styling the final design. We supply access to some of the finest suppliers in the local industry, as well as top quality finishes and products. Marion Melfi Interiors only work with the best suppliers and manufactures in the area.” Marion Melfi Interiors believe that individuality and personal needs of the user are the two most important elements to focus on when designing a home or improving a room or space. “We are focused on understanding, inspiring and fulfilling our clients needs in order to provide a space that they can thrive in. Marion Melfi Interiors are respectful and trustworthy throughout the design process.” Marion Melfi launched her interior design company this year after gaining valuable experience in the industry. Firstly, in Cape Town where she obtained her degree at Inscape Design College and after a few years of local experience went to London. Having lived in Somerset West and gone to school in the area, she has always had strong local ties with the Somerset West basin and surrounds. She is a young and driven designer who is looking forward to meeting you! For more information contact +27 74 103 0992, email info@marionmelfi-interiors.co.za or visit www.marionmelfi-interiors.co.za


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REALTY

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IMPI set to take the Winelands by storm The Wiesenhof Wildlife Park in Stellenbosch will be the hub of excitement on Saturday, 18 November 2017 and Sunday, 19 November 2017 when adventure seekers line up to partake in the much anticipated IMPI Challenge Obstacle Trail Run #4 Cape Town. The IMPI Challenge is a spectacular trail run that features fun, but challenging obstacles. Although challenging, all obstacles are safe making the IMPI Challenge ideal for entrants of all ages. Entrants are encouraged to let creativity reign in the best dressed competition! Competition winners will take home awesome prizes compliments of event sponsors. There are five categories to choose from when entering the IMPI Challenge: IMPI Challenge: 10 km with 18 obstacles (age 18+ years), IMPI Dash: 5 km with 11 obstacles (ages 10+, all adults welcome), IMPI Mini: 1km with 8 smaller supervised obstacles (ages 6 – 10 years), IMPI Elite: 18- 20km with 26 tough obstacles (age 18+ years); timed event with prize money, IMPI Corporate: the 10km Challenge distance with extra benefits (age 16+ years). Photo Credit: zcmc.co.za

For more information visit www.impichallenge.co.za

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Cape Born, Dayaan Galiem Is One Of Sa's Rising Stars The 20-year-old has made a seamless transition from amateur to professional cricket over the past three years after an impressive junior career which saw him turn out for South Africa Under-19. The former Rondebosch Boys High pupil who is a graduate of the Gary Kirsten Cricket (GKC), First Team 2 First Class (FT2FC) Programme is now all set to mix it up at the first ever, T20 Global League. Galiem was picked by the Cape Town Knight Riders alongside superstars like JP Duminy, Dale Steyn and England spinner, Adil Rashid. GKC Head Coach, Ryan Cook praised Galiem’s hard work over the past few seasons and backs the youngster to grab the opportunity with open arms. “It is great that he got picked up. As a youngster it is an amazing break,” Cook said. Having worked with Galiem during his school days, National Academy and at GKC, Cook believes he has all the attributes to succeed. “He is a very talented individual with a great work ethic and tactical nous. He is able to bowl quite skillfully, bat in various positions and is also a very handy fielder,” Cook explained. Galiem’s work at the First Team 2 First Class Programme saw him attend sessions twice a week over a two and a half month period in Cape Town in 2015.” “The programme is about trying to bridge the gap between top school and club players and the first class game. Dayaan has managed to make that jump very quickly,” Cook said.

“I am sure that the FT2FC programme was one of the contributing factors to his success. He has worked closely with our GKC coaching team over the last few years and still comes in for regular one-on-one coaching. We wish him all the best for the tournament and the season ahead,” he concluded.

Blitzboks to step up preparations at Assupol International 7s means that we don’t have to travel at all, while the quality of teams assembled for this will provide us with proper competition and competitive matches.” A number of players who helped the Blitzboks to win the series in 2016/17 are currently involved in Currie Cup rugby and Powell feels the Assupol International 7s will be the perfect opportunity for them to get back in the sevens swing of things. “You can train as hard as you want, live matches are still the best way to improve your game and test new things,” said Powell.” “We are grateful to Assupol for sponsoring this, as it fits in perfectly in our planning for the forthcoming season that will also have a Commonwealth Games and Rugby Sevens World Cup on the calendar. The quicker we can get all our guys on the same page, the better, so this tournament will really help.” Powell also confirmed the departure of regular Strength and Conditioning Coach, Allan Temple-Jones, who has taken up an overseas offer. “’TJ’ has been with the squad for more than 10 years and has been a core member to our successes,” said Powell. The Springbok Sevens team will step up their preparation for the forthcoming HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in October, when they take part in the Assupol International 7s tournament in Stellenbosch. The tournament, which was launched in Stellenbosch, will see South Africa in action at the Markotter Stadium on 28-29 October with fellow World Series contenders Scotland and Kenya, as well as the national sides of Zimbabwe, Namibia and Mauritius, and the England Academy Sevens team. Springbok Sevens coach, Neil Powell, said this was an ideal opportunity to finetune their preparations for the 2017/18 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, with the first of those tournaments, the Dubai Emirates Airline Sevens, to be played a month later. “The timing and venue of the tournament could not be better for us,” Powell said. “The fact that is held next door to our base at the Stellenbosch Academy of Sport

“He was part of both South African teams that won the series titles – last season and in 2009 – and that in itself is testimony of his ability. You can also add the gold medal at the Commonwealth Games and bronze at the Olympics Games to understand how successful he was.” “I want to thank him for all the years of dedicated service and high performance. We are sad to see him go, but understand his decision to leave and take up an offer he could not really refuse.” The Assupol International 7s will host an international section with South Africa, Scotland, Kenya, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Mauritius, All Stars and England Academy competing. An international Under-17 tournament, where Argentina, Namibia and South Africa are amongst the participants, will also be held, supplemented by a Western Province club tournament.


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The second annual SA Cocktail Week is upon us! After introducing themselves to The Mother City in 2016, this year SA Cocktail Week (SACW) from 4-11 November 2017 is changing the game all together by shaking things up with The SA Cocktail Week Awards! Ten handpicked cocktail venues will be partnered with five different brand companies: ABV Brands, Pernod Ricard, Diageo, DGB and RGBC to create signature cocktails, foster creativity behind the bar, and introduce the vibrant local community to the international market. Categories include: Most Loved Cocktail Bar, Top Bartender, Most Enthusiastic Brand Ambassador, The People’s Favorite Brand and, most of all, Best Signature Cocktail. The Grand Opening will house over 20 pop-up bars, giving festival goers a taste of what’s to come for the week. On 4 November 2017 the Cape Quarter’s traditional Lifestyle Village feel will be transformed into a unique showcase of Cape Town’s most premium cocktail venues & brands loved by many. Pop-up bars can be expected to have their top mixologist whipping up spectacular signature cocktails made with their partner spirits. To keep cocktail lovers entertained, nothing but the best in local DJs, along with lounges, delicious food, tons of entertainment and a theme that supports sustainability should be anticipated. For the remainder of the week, ticket holders are encouraged to visit as many of the 10 partner venues as possible. Cocktail & spirit enthusiasts will be spoiled for choice with a range of diverse signature cocktails including brands such as Bacardi, Galliano, Tanqueray and Absolut Vodka.

To bid adieu to this premium event, an exclusive Awards Ceremony will be held on 11 November at HQ where the best of the best will be unveiled. Adding a cherry on top and to celebrate the first event of its’ kind, SA Cocktail Week has partnered with Machangulo Beach lodge to send one lucky duo to an all-inclusive 4-night getaway at the luxury lodge in Mozambique. Tickets available at WebticketsGrand

Oyster & Champagne Festival 2017 @ Hillcrest Quarry The theme for the event is Gold and White, dress up and stand a chance to win the prizes for the best dressed couple. Join this year’s annual Oyster and Champagne Festival from 14-15 October at Hillcrest Quarry in Durbanville and get a good dose of delectable oysters, coupled with fabulous Champagne, good music and an upmarket selection of foods and treats. What is the difference between Champagne and Méthode Cap Classique (MCC)? Champagne - Can only be made using grapes grown in Champagne, a province in north eastern France. Regardless of the method used to make it, anything else is simply not Champagne. Méthode Cap Classique (MCC) - MCC is the South African version of Champagne. MCC is made using the original, bottle fermented process used by the French. Every step of the process aside from the grapes, is the real deal. The quality of our grapes coupled with the expertise of our wine makers is such that our MCCs rival some of the best French champagnes. Some featured at this year’s event we are: Villiera, Haute Cabriere, Pierre Jordan, JC Le Roux, Pongracz and Krone.

Oysters - In 2005 research supported the view that oysters contain a rare amino acid that has been linked to reproductive success. Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love who sprang forth from the sea on an oyster shell and promptly gave birth to Eros got it right. Oysters are “alternating hermaphrodites”, which means they can switch sexes from time to time. Only about one in 10,000 oysters contains a pearl. Sue-Ann Allen became a household name in 2012 as the runner-up in the 1st season of MasterChef South Africa. Together with another 2 chefs, they will be demonstrating the preparation of mouth-watering recipes over the weekend. Other highlight include: non-alcoholic drinks, with their allnatural rooibos craft ice tea, while Moët will create platters that include a selection of fresh delectable sushi served with chilled champagne, and Gelato on the Go will be featuring the wellloved Italian ice-cream Gelato. Tickets available at Computicket


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Right to Fly - Cape Town International Kite Festival Embrace your right to fly and to have fun at the 23rd Cape Town International Kite Festival from 28-29 October in Muizenberg, Cape Town in support of Cape Mental Health. Kiters from China, England, Germany, Netherlands, South Africa and the USA will show that almost anything can fly, with fish, dragons and even a little pig adorning the sky. The spectacular family festival has become South Africa’s biggest mental health awareness event. Hundred percent of the profits go to Cape Mental Health to help provide vital mental health services to children and adults in Cape Town and beyond. “We all have the basic right to fly – to explore our abilities, develop our skills and soar freely at home, work, school and in our community,” said Ingrid Daniels, Director of Cape Mental Health. “Children and adults with mental health needs have the same human rights as everyone else and at our 23rd Cape Town International Kite Festival, we will be celebrating everyone’s ‘Right to Fly’, to be accepted, respected and included.” There will be free kite-making workshops for children and adults as well as live entertainment, rides, a children’s play area and food market. Visitors are welcome to bring along a picnic basket. The Cape Town International Kite Festival takes place at the Zandvlei Nature Reserve, Muizenberg, corner Axminster and The Row, and will be open from 10h00 - 18h00 daily. For more information visit www.capementalhealth.co.za

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Countdown to International Pinotage Day in October Every year, the second Saturday in October is always a highlight on the calendar as wine lovers around the globe celebrate South Africa’s national variety. Over the past four years since the first International Pinotage Day, interest in and excitement around the occasion has grown immensely. “We are thrilled to see the passion in the build-up to 14 October as retailers and producers are busy organising various campaigns,” observes Beyers Truter, chairman of the Pinotage Association. Come the big day, Pinotage will again be saluted at special events in the USA, the UK and Europe, with a number of South Africa’s foreign embassies also set to participate in celebrating the country’s Pinotage heritage. On the local front, festivities are planned at many Pinotage farms and cellars with focused tastings and promotions to look forward to in the winelands and throughout the country. The Pinotage Association is coordinating a central online platform where every activity associated with Pinotage Day will be showcased. Various famous Pinotage producers including Neethlingshof, Beyerskloof, Simonsig, Lanzerac and Kanonkop will be offering special tastings and events. Photo Credit: Lanzerac Wine Estate

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