February 2018: 10 stories in 6 publications

To celebrate the month of love, here are the best drinks for Valentine’s Day and beyond. In food news, Vusi Ndlovu is chosen as the S.Pellegrino Young Chef Africa and Middle East semi-final winner while Jane Griffiths discusses the benefits of growing your own fruit, vegetables, and herbs at home. And in arts news, Cape Town Opera debuts a new musical adaptation of the novel Tsotsi while Same Mdluli is appointed is as the new manager of the Standard Bank Gallery in Johannesburg.

In travel news, we explore the rise of LGBT tourism, the growth of global citizenship programs around the world, and the best corporate retreats in South Africa (including Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat). And in business news, The People’s Fund is giving corporations and the general public a chance to support local entrepreneurs while I reflect on why you should say yes to less:

“Find healthy ways to build up your sense of worth and find better activities to occupy your time. We’re not meant to live feeling so trapped. Life is for so much more.”

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Sunset at Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat (Copyright: Eugene Yiga)