News

Ten Years of Honouring Cape Winelands’ Inspirational Women

The Cape Winelands is rich in inspiring women doing good in their communities. For the past ten years, Valcare, a nonprofit operating throughout this region,...

Municipality

compost

No More Organic Waste to Landfill – by 2027

Local authorities have had headaches because of a lack of landfill space for several years. Stellenbosch Municipality currently transports its waste to a private...
Mayor Gesie van Deventer

Another Clean Audit for Stellenbosch Municipality

The Auditor General of South Africa, at the end of January, announced a clean audit for Stellenbosch Municipality for the 2020/21 financial year. The...
Stellenbosch Municipality Mayoral Committee

New Mayoral Committee Will Get Things Done

Following the inaugural council meeting on 15 November 2021 and it’s continuation on 23 November the Executive Mayor Adv. Gesie van Deventer announced her...

Lifestyle

Ten Years of Honouring Cape Winelands’ Inspirational Women

The Cape Winelands is rich in inspiring women doing good in their communities. For the past ten years, Valcare, a nonprofit operating throughout this region,...

Music for Our Time

The Cape Chamber Music Collective presents one of the most important chamber works of the 20th century – Olivier Messiaen’s ‘Quartet for the End...

Soul Barrel Brewing Tops in Africa

Simondium brewery Soul Barrel Brewing has taken the top spot in the 2022 African Beer Cup, Africa’s biggest beer competition. The brewery took the...

IN MEMORIAM

Business

Soul Barrel Brewing Tops in Africa

Simondium brewery Soul Barrel Brewing has taken the top spot in the 2022 African Beer Cup, Africa’s biggest beer competition. The brewery took the...

(Cutting) EDGE African at Tapasco

Before dinner I wondered whether Chef Vusi Ndlovu, whose surname means elephant, knew that Franschhoek was first known as Oliphantshoek (Elephants Corner). He did....
Candle

ESKOM May Leave Us in Complete Darkness

Over the past few days, South Africans have again experienced the devastating effect of rolling Eskom blackouts. There seems to be no end in...

Education

Dick Muir

From South to North and Back Again

Dick Muir played five tests and five tour matches for the Springboks and 183 first class games, but it is as a coach that...
Gary Gold with the Springboks

A Glass of Gold

Reinventing and Restoring Rugby at Franschhoek High School Former Springbok assistant coach Gary Gold recently joined Train Camp at Haute Cabrière as a guest of...

More Wheelchairs from Bread Tags and Bottle Caps

Bridge House’s collaboration with the Bread Tags for Wheelchairs organisation reached another milestone during the recent school holiday when the seventh and eighth wheelchairs...

Sport

Dick Muir

From South to North and Back Again

Dick Muir played five tests and five tour matches for the Springboks and 183 first class games, but it is as a coach that...
Johan Fourie and Zach Moolman

SA’s Richest Street Mile to Be Held in the Valley of...

The inaugural Franschhoek Street Mile will take place in November 2022, in this prestigious Cape Winelands village.  Located in South Africa’s Valley of Dreams,...

Health

Mass vaccination drive

Mass Vaccination Drive

Franschhoek may soon be the first village in South Africa to have herd immunity from COVID-19. That is the aim of a mass vaccination...
Dalewood Dairy Products

Dalewood Does More Dairy

Like many of us, Dalewood Fromage’s Rob Visser and his team found that they had a bit more time on their hands during lockdown....

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