February 2017: 20 stories in 12 publications

It’s the month of love and there’s a lot to love about this month’s newsletter!

In the world of drinks, the Cape Wine Auction is supporting education initiatives in the winelands, Andrea Mullineux wins a Winemaker of the Year award, and my first monthly column for the Edgars Club Magazine features six drinks for Valentine’s Day. In food news, former investment banker Lentswe Bhengu is happy to be following his passion for cuisine while Giles Edwards of La Tête is proud to be included in CNN’s list of best new restaurants in the world.

Speaking of the world, there’s a lot to discover with this month’s travel stories. DJ Black Coffee opens up about how spinning the globe has changed his life, VoiceMap is offering authentic self-guided tours with its innovative app, Ghana is sharing its vibrant culture, and Mamre is giving visitors to the West Coast a taste of a town untouched by time. All you need to do is follow the traveller’s guide to luggage, pack your bags, and get ready to go!

In theatre news, the three leads of West Side Story talk about their journeys to the stage while Sandra Prinsloo and John Kani  are set to appear in a local adaptation of Driving Miss Daisy. And speaking of things to get excited about, entrepreneur Zibu Masotobe is proud to be included in President Barack Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative.

Other business news covers the importance of strategic alliances when building a brand, the rise of African MBAs in business schools across the continent, the growth of fintech in the banking sector, and the risk of workplace suicide among overworked employees. Clearly, it doesn’t matter if you need expert advice for every stage of your relationship or a guide to finding your passion; remember to take care of yourself. We all deserve a little love.

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The former home of Governor Simon van der Stel in Mamre (Copyright: Eugene Yiga)