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New, street-food inspired eatery, Brocka opens
New, street-food inspired eatery, Brocka opens

New urban eatery, Brocka has just opened its doors at the Canal Walk shopping centre in Century City and we popped in at the launch last week to see what all the buzz is about and to sample what's on offer

By Juanita Pienaar 2 days ago

Hilda's Kitchen from on high
Hilda's Kitchen: A 21st century take on Victorian recipes

If the cooking channel had been around in the early 1900s, Hildagonda Duckitt would have probably given the likes of Nigella Lawson (minus the cleavage) a run for her money

By Nicci Botha 2 days ago

#OnTheBigScreen: Dickens, Jedi, Met Opera
#OnTheBigScreen: Dickens, Jedi, Met Opera

Star Wars: The Last Jedi, The Man Who Invented Christmas, The Foreigner, The Wedding Party 2 and Ad├Ęs's: The Exterminating Angel open at local cinemas this week.

By Daniel Dercksen 2 days ago

#ATFexpo17: Challenges and opportunities facing SA's clothing retailers
#ATFexpo17: Challenges and opportunities facing SA's clothing retailers

While the demise of physical retail abroad is sure to cast a shadow on the plans of local counterparts, Brett Kaplan believes the long-term outlook for local apparel retail is a good news story

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 days ago

Feel at home at Paarl's Light House Boutique Suites
Feel at home at Paarl's Light House Boutique Suites

Tucked away in the suburbs of Paarl, you will find The Light House Boutique Suites. A beautiful boutique hotel which is both charming and homely, yet incredibly luxurious and glamorous and all topped with personalised and attentive service.

By Ruth Cooper 3 days ago

2017 Voice winner Craig Lucas chats debut album
2017 Voice winner Craig Lucas chats debut album

The Voice 2017 winner Craig Lucas's debut album Restless was released through Universal Music South Africa in October 2017. We got in touch with the singer to chat about the new album and his experiences on The Voice.

By Ruth Cooper 12 Dec 2017

Magical memories with MSC in Mozambique
Magical memories with MSC in Mozambique

The speedboat glided effortlessly over the see-through water and slowed down as we entered the bay. Luckily we were on the first shipment out, so we had some time to get a good spot on the beach. Soon it would be crowded with almost all the Sinfonia passengers

By Ilse van den Berg 12 Dec 2017

#FreshOnTheShelf: New G+T premix distilled with the flavour of the Cape
#FreshOnTheShelf: New G+T premix distilled with the flavour of the Cape

Greenleaf + Terroir intends to shake up the pre-mixed alcoholic drink market, which has, for the most part, failed to truly win over consumers

By Lauren Hartzenberg 8 Dec 2017

#OnTheBigScreen: Dirty Laundry, Wonder and Zola Budd
#OnTheBigScreen: Dirty Laundry, Wonder and Zola Budd

Vuil Wasgoed, Kidnap, Beauty And The Dogs, Wonder, The Fall and Barbie: Dolphin Magic open at local cinemas this week.

By Daniel Dercksen 7 Dec 2017

Bilboa joins Kove Collection's Camps Bay eateries
Bilboa joins Kove Collection's Camps Bay eateries

The Kove Collection has a bevy of eateries under their name, most residing alongside the popular Camps Bay strip. Latest addition Bilboa joins its seaside siblings - Zen Zero, La Belle, The Marley, Paranga, Umi and the soon to launch Chinchilla - and is a worthy addition to the family.

By Ruth Cooper 30 Nov 2017

#OnTheBigScreen: Zulu Culture, Battle Of The Sexes and Bolshoi Ballet
#OnTheBigScreen: Zulu Culture, Battle Of The Sexes and Bolshoi Ballet

She is King, The Accident, The Battle Of The Sexes, A Bad Mom's Christmas, Paddington 2 and Le Corsaire open at local cinemas this week.

By Daniel Dercksen 30 Nov 2017

Eat, shop, play in Knysna
Eat, shop, play in Knysna

Somewhere about a one hour 40-minute flight from Johannesburg and a five-hour drive from Cape Town is a place said to be one of the most beautiful parts of the world.

By Jessica Tennant 29 Nov 2017

Down the rabbit hole with the Kove collection's new addition, The White Rabbit
Down the rabbit hole with the Kove collection's new addition, The White Rabbit

Situated right next door to Dalliance at the V&A Waterfront, you'll find the place Alice wish she'd found when going down the rabbit hole. The White Rabbit offers an all-day coffee shop and patisserie with a fun play on the scenery and tea-time quirkiness from Alice in Wonderland

By Angie White 27 Nov 2017

Farm-fresh fare and artisanal wares at Windmeul Kelder's new neighbourhood market
Farm-fresh fare and artisanal wares at Windmeul Kelder's new neighbourhood market

Tapping into the growing appreciation for artisanal fare, Windmeul Kelder has introduced an on-site marketplace packed to the brim with locally-sourced homemade goods

By Lauren Hartzenberg 27 Nov 2017

#OnTheBigScreen: Agatha Christie, J. D. Salinger and David Hockney
#OnTheBigScreen: Agatha Christie, J. D. Salinger and David Hockney

Murder on The Orient Express, Rebel in The Rye, Coco, Olaf's Frozen Adventure, Daddy's Home 2, Potato Potahto and David Hockney at The Royal Academy of Arts open at local cinemas this week.

By Daniel Dercksen 23 Nov 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
How to claim if you're injured on holiday

Accidental injury is the worst thing that can happen to you when you are abroad in an unfamiliar environment. Not only will you be far away from friends and family, you will have no access to your usual doctor or local hospital..

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 23 Nov 2017

Boschendal opens farm shop and eatery in Stellenbosch
Boschendal opens farm shop and eatery in Stellenbosch

Boschendal Farm, on the outskirts of Franschhoek, has long been a family favourite. I have many fond memories of lengthy, laughy lunches with the fam over holiday times.

By Ruth Cooper 23 Nov 2017

What to do and where to stay in Zanzibar
What to do and where to stay in Zanzibar

The heat slams your entire body in a suffocating, damp caress as soon as you step out of the plane's air-conditioned coolness; immediately curling hair into little frizzy ringlets and dew-ifying the face. It's overwhelming for a Capetonian used to fresh sea breezes and dry heats - Jambo Zanzibar, there is no mistaking we have arrived upon your welcoming shores!

By Ruth Cooper 21 Nov 2017

Retailers to watch this Black Friday, Cyber Monday
Retailers to watch this Black Friday, Cyber Monday

Retailers and consumers alike are readying themselves for snaking queues and extended shopping hours in-store and online this Black Friday, falling on 24 November this year

By Lauren Hartzenberg 20 Nov 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Behind the scenes of SA's top festivals with Steyn Entertainment
#EntrepreneurMonth: Behind the scenes of SA's top festivals with Steyn Entertainment

We got in touch with Steyn Entertainment director George Avakian to go behind the scenes of what it takes to successfully manage one of South Africa's biggest and most popular music fests for #EntrpreneurMonth.

By Ruth Cooper 20 Nov 2017

Wonder Woman saves the day for Justice League
Wonder Woman saves the day for Justice League

The last time director Zack Snyder was left in charge of a DC movie, he produced the dreadful Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Undeterred, he's returned at the helm of Justice League.

By Natalie Le Clue 20 Nov 2017

#OnTheBigScreen: Father Christmas, Mozart and superheroes
#OnTheBigScreen: Father Christmas, Mozart and superheroes

Liewe Kersfeesvader, Professor Marston & The Wonder Women, Justice League, The Star, The Man With The Iron Heart and Mozart's Magic Flute open at local cinemas.

By Daniel Dercksen 17 Nov 2017

New season, new head chef for Societi Bistro
New season, new head chef for Societi Bistro

Societi Bistro has long been a favourite of mine, so with the appointment of a new head chef, Robert Giljam, I had to confirm that my old favourite still offered all the greatness I have come to love. I was not disappointed

By Angie White 16 Nov 2017

Behind the Eat Out Awards - Q&A with Abigail Donnelly
Behind the Eat Out Awards - Q&A with Abigail Donnelly

One of the biggest South African foodie events on the map, the 2017 Eat Out Mercedes- Benz Restaurant Awards will be recognising the best local restaurants and chefs this coming Sunday, 19 November at GrandWest in Cape Town.

By Ruth Cooper 15 Nov 2017

SA's Wezart helps African artists sell to world
SA's Wezart helps African artists sell to world

South African art and fashion marketplace Wezart is helping African artists and designers sell to the rest of the world via its e-commerce platform

By Tom Jackson 14 Nov 2017

#OnTheBigScreen: Horror, faith, passion and revenge
#OnTheBigScreen: Horror, faith, passion and revenge

Mother!, All Saints, Amityville: The Awakening, Suburbicon, Wolf Warriors 2 and Norma open on the big screen this week.

By Daniel Dercksen 9 Nov 2017

+LIVE+ deliver with Reunion World Tour
+LIVE+ deliver with Reunion World Tour

If there is one band I'll never pass up the chance to see, it's +LIVE+. The Bellville Velodrome in 2006, frontman Ed Kowalczyk singing Throwing Copper unplugged in 2015, and now the 25-year Reunion World Tour.

By Shan Radcliffe 8 Nov 2017

#StartupStory: The Record Drop helps SA musicians become CEO of their own destiny
#StartupStory: The Record Drop helps SA musicians become CEO of their own destiny

Solo musician Damian Malgas has first-hand experience of the challenges faced when it comes to having your music heard as a new artist, often the main issue for up and coming independent artists is distribution

By Ruth Cooper 8 Nov 2017

Authentic wine tours for tourists and locals with Wine Flies
Authentic wine tours for tourists and locals with Wine Flies

One of the must-do things on most tourist's lists when travelling to Cape Town is wine tasting, however, with the huge variety and scope of wine farms and wine land areas, picking where to go and what to taste can be quite overwhelming for most

By Ruth Cooper 7 Nov 2017

Shekhinah at the Red Bull Studios, Cape Town on 5fm Live - The Forbes and Fix Show - image credit: .
Shekhinah on her debut album, Rosegold

Singer-songwriter, Shekhinah explains what sets her and her music apart, who her musical idols are and the goals she ultimately wants to achieve with her music and with the release of Rosegold

By Juanita Pienaar 7 Nov 2017

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