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How now brown owl?

On the evening of 1 December Dalena Roux was taking her usual walk around the Reservoir Street dam when her dog Jessie drew her...

Biomimicry to the rescue

Superficially blocks S and T of the Langrug informal settlement may look much the same as the other blocks. Looking a little deeper though,...

Heritage inventory for the Franschhoek Valley

Large parts of the Franschhoek Valley could be declared Grade I and II Heritage Areas. In terms of the National Heritage Resources Act 1999 (NHRA),...

Second clean audit for Stellenbosch Municipality

Stellenbosch Municipality announced in early December 2016 that it had achieved another clean audit for its 2015/2016 financials. A clean audit means that the financial...

Tripadvisor’s Franschhoek winners for 2017

The Garden House does it again! For the second year running Tripadvisor ranked Annette Phillips’ Garden House as its Top B&B for 2017 in...

The Screening Room to Light Up Again

Franschhoek film lovers who were saddened by the closure of The Screening Room will be glad to learn that a community initiative is underway...

Pick n Pay Helps Budding Soccer Stars

On 8 September, a rather rainy day, Pick n Pay’s Stuart Downie and his son, Jake, paid a visit to the Franschhoek Valley Sports...

Chemical Spill After Pass Truck Fire

A truck carrying a variety of agricultural chemicals caught fire on the Franschhoek Pass early on Monday, 5 September 2016.  The pass was closed...

Farewell Hendrik R.I.P.

He was the most famous rooster in the land, but alas he is no more.  Hendrik, the much loved, feared and respected mascot of...

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