April 2016: 13 stories in 10 publications

The seasons are changing and there are also new developments in the world of food.

[spasie] underground restaurant has new premises in Cape Town’s Bree Street while the city’s Long Street will be the new home of Lady Bonin’s Tea Bar. Also, the iconic wine brand Nederburg has launched a new look, Sxollie Cider is getting ready for a craft revolution, and Richard von Geusau is happy now that he left his twenty-year accounting career to create Von Geusau Chocolates instead.

Arts news this month takes us up the Cape West Coast to !Khwa ttu San culture centre where photographer Paul Weinberg is presenting an exhibition documenting southern Africa’s San tribes. And back in the city, the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra welcomes top international soloists for its autumn symphony season.

In business news, Alistair King of King James Group is awarded Top Chief Creative Officer at the prestigious Loeries, Phumlani Dlongwana is saving the planet through his business Waste 2 Food, and ten African start-ups are leading the way through innovative fintech.

If you want to get ahead in your career, consider the pros and cons of a post-graduate degree. Or perhaps you’d like to improve your health by learning about the benefits of cryotherapy. Whatever you do, take inspiration from trail runner Ryan Sandes:

“Focus on the positives in your life and make the most of them. You only live once and are in control of your own destiny.”

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Olga Kern and the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra (Copyright: Eugene Yiga)
Olga Kern and the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra (Copyright: Eugene Yiga)