Entries tagged with “Durban”.

imageWhilst indulging at My Sugar in Sea Point on Saturday, restaurateur and Chef Seelan Sundoo walked in for a coffee fix. He is opening Sundoo Indian Tapas Bar later this week, and showed me his almost-ready restaurant three doors away on Regent Road. (more…)

Uber BurgerEat Out and Uber are collaborating in delivering two ‘gourmet burgers‘ (minimum order) to one’s home or office tomorrow (30 October), in Cape Town, Durban, and Johannesburg. This will become a monthly service.

The ‘lunch on-demand‘ service will deliver the ‘gourmet burgers‘ (can the adjective apply to a burger, one asks), made in Cape Town by The Hoghouse Brewing Company, in Johannesburg by DW Eleven-13, and by 9th Avenue Bistro in Durban, at the cost of (more…)

Eatout-best-everyday-eateriesThe Western Cape winners of the 2015 Best Everyday Eateries were announced last night, and many are horrified by most of the ten eateries on the Western Cape list, there being no consistency with previous Best Of restaurant awards!

Eat Out seems to like making changes to its Awards on a regular basis, this year the Best Of awards getting a new umbrella name of Best (more…)

imageLast night KWV was crowned as the king of the wine industry for the fifth year running, winning 5 Double Gold and 9 Gold Awards for its wines, more than any other winemaker. Nederburg (2 Double Golds and 11 Gold Awards) and Spier (2 Double Golds and 8 Gold Awards) followed in second and third place, respectively, awarded at one of the highlights of the wine industry, a function attended by about 400 wine industry staff and media, with their partners. Kanonkop won the Best Performance by Entry title for 10 wines or fewer entered, while KWV won the title for more than 10 wines entered.  A total of 57 Double Gold, 157 Gold, 473 Silver, and 662 Bronze medals was awarded.  A mix of local and international judges evaluated the entries.

Not only were the wines with their winemakers and related staff celebrated, so too was the 25th anniversary of the Veritas Awards. The highlight of the evening for me was seeing how many women (more…)

imageEver-creative Uber is delivering Checkers Boerewors to Uber clients on Heritage Day and National Braai Day this Thursday, a bargain at R60
for one kilogram.

Available in all major cities of Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria, and Durban, the Boerewors is available for delivery in a matter of minutes, (more…)

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*.  Cape Town has been named as one of 35 most beautiful cities in the world for 2015 by the UK Telegraph, in the company of Istanbul, Florence, Paris, Siena, Jerusalem, Oxford, Cambridge, New York, Rome, Sydney, Bruges, Seville, San Francisco, Bath, Lausanne, Venice, Edinburgh, London, Havana, Prague, Kyoto, Moscow, St Petersburg, Dubrovnik, Rio de Janeiro, and more.

Cape Town was praised for its ‘in-your-face beauty of a craggy mountain range that drops precipitously into a glittering sea, its flanks carpeted in greens and delicate florals – the Cape Floral Kingdom, smallest yet richest in the world’. The pristine white beaches with their granite boulders are also (more…)

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*   Our economy is struggling, business confidence having fallen to its lowest level in 16 years. The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry Business Confidence Index fell from 88 in July to 84 in August! This scenario may cost the country’s workers 60000 jobs.

*   Given that the 2022 Commonwealth Games will be held in Durban, (more…)

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*.  The hosting by Durban of the Commonwealth Games in July 2022 has been announced, the first time that the Games will be held in Africa.  The city had no competitive bidders, as Edmonton had withdrawn its bid earlier this year. Athletes from more than 50 countries are expected to compete, mainly in the Moses Mabhida Stadium and at the Rachel Finlayson Swimming Complex. The Games are expected to generate R20 billion, at a cost of R12 billion.

*   SAA reduced its losses by almost half in the first five months of its new financial year. Business was influenced by (more…)

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*.  Durban has been given the go-ahead to bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, a potential boost of R11 billion and employment for 11500 forecast. The cost to host the event is estimated at R 6,4 billion. The announcement of the winning bid will be made on Wednesday, and is likely to be awarded to Durban, as the former competitor city Edmonton withdrew earlier this year.

*   Volkswagen has announced that it will invest R4,5 billion in the (more…)

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*   NATIVE Media has launched a full-channel media service, that goes beyond the traditional ad agency media channels, to start with digital channels and building traditional channels on top of that. The media planning and buying service will be headed up by Gordon Muller and Trish Guildford.

*  The growth in Airbnb could lead to a reduction in hotel rates, as its (more…)