Cape Town reprioritises budget to fund water projects
The City of Cape Town has reprioritised R2 billion of its budget to fund seven additional water projects. “We have looked at ways to fund the first phase of water supply projects by relooking at our spend across the city to see which non-water related projects we can temporarily... Read more
Toyota lauds 2017’s cream of crop farmers
The Agri SA Toyota Young Farmer of the Year and Toyota New Harvest of the Year awards were presented to crop farmer Jaco Strauss and fruit farmer Ricard Myburg, respectively, at a gala event in Centurion on 19 October 2017. Each winner drove away in a brand new Toyota... Read more
Robben Island gets solar energy microgrid
SOLA Future Energy has succeeded in designing and constructing a solar energy microgrid for Robben Island. The system, situated on the World Heritage Site, consists of a solar PV farm, combined with a lithium-ion battery storage facility and smart controllers to ensure a seamless electricity supply, whilst significantly reducing... Read more
South Africa to meet Scotland in Assupol Sevens
The South African Sevens team, current HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series champions, will face Scotland, winners of the 2017 HSBC London Sevens tournament, in the final match on Day One of the Assupol International Sevens Tournament in Stellenbosch next Saturday. This exciting tournament, which will also see African powerhouses... Read more
Heart FM Launches Heart Cape Town music festival
Heart FM is set to host one of the biggest music festivals in the Western Cape on 10 February 2018 at the Newlands Cricket Stadium. The Heart Cape Town Music Festival will see 22 top South African acts on one stage including hip hop superstar AKA and the legendary Mango Groove... Read more
New short courses to address SA’s entrepreneurial shortfall
Many SMMEs fail within the first five years due to the lack of training, and we need to find solutions to these problems at conferences such as these.” So said Chris Friedrich, a professor at the University of Applied Sciences in Giessen, Germany and an Extraordinary Professor at the... Read more
La Couronne add special touch to TransCape
After seven days of challenging mountain bike trails, participants in the TransCape mountain bike race can again look forward to a sea of tranquillity when the beautiful La Couronne Wine Farm welcome them home next year. The annual 614km journey, which starts in Knysna on February 4, will finish... Read more
Sixty + counts exhibition for Cape Town
Sixty + Counts is a portrait exhibition of elderly citizens across Cape Town‘s townships, in celebration of the International Day of Older Persons and Older Persons Week in South Africa which runs until 29 October, Alliance Française du Cap, 155 Loop Street Cape Town. It is assumed that the... Read more
Russia makes room for black SA winemakers
Black-owned wine companies will get a foot into the Russian market when a group of importers visit South Africa next week. The four-day Russian Inward Buying Mission will start on Monday at the Invest South Africa Western Cape One Stop Shop. The delegation will also visit some of the... Read more
Fishing community leaders push for sector probe
An investigation into small fishing communities losing their rights to big companies will be instituted as a matter of high priority. Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana and fishing community leaders from various regions in the Western Cape, including Hangberg, on Sunday agreed that an investigation of this... Read more