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Will Development Bring ‘Bonne Santé’ For Land Claimants?

The environmental authorisation application for a mixed-use development on erf 1692 has again publicly exposed rifts in the Franschhoek Claimants’ Trust (FCT) that owns...

Franschhoeker rooting for hydroponics

There’s a farm near Klapmuts that has the capacity to grow 1 500 000 heads of Iceberg lettuce annually. It’s not Old Macdonald’s farm,...

Stellenbosch First African Local Authority to Map Heritage

Stellenbosch Municipality is far advance in a project to identify, classify and digitally map its rich and diverse heritage resources. The municipality contracted with...

Leeu Estates Named SA’s Leading Wine Country Hotel by World Travel Awards

For the second year running, World Travel Awards has named Leeu Estates, the Leeu Collection’s flagship property in Franschhoek, as South Africa’s Leading Wine...

La Motte Recognised As Tourism Destination of the Year

International Tourism Day was celebrated on 27 September. The Cape Winelands District Municipality used the day as a fitting opportunity to announce the winners...

Fire Consumes Recycling Depot

A fire on 4 October destroyed the La Motte facility used by Jocelyn Van der Ross’s Green Spot Recycling. Several tonnes of sorted recyclables that...

Winners of Franschhoek Regional 2018 Prestige Agri-Awards Announced

The 5th annual Prestige Agri-Awards recently took place at Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards, where the winners for the sought after titles were announced. The...

Coffee man

Walking towards the entrance of the Big Dog Café the same thought always pops into my head: I wish that aroma could be bottled!...

Your name on a wall for a good cause

If you haven’t yet bought a wooden parquet tile in support of the Franschhoek Theatre Project at Franschhoek High School your time could be...

Water restrictions relaxed to Level 5

In a media statement on 11 September the executive mayor of Stellenbosch, Adv. Gesie van Deventer, announced that water restrictions will be relaxed from...

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