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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...

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...

R8.6 million green library opened in Groendal

Mayor Gesie van Deventer officially opened the new Groendal Library on Friday, 7 September 2018.  The new library is a state-of-the-art green building and...

Kusasa Stars return from Sweden to heroes’ welcome

Franschhoek’s Kusasa Stars returned home on 26 July from a life-changing trip to the Gothia Cup 2018 in Sweden. Emotional family reunions were the order...

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