January 2016: 14 stories in 9 publications

Happy New Year! Kickstart your health by learning about the benefits of cryotherapy or put a spring in your step with the splash-tastic Singin in the Rain. You can  also look forward to top soloists performing in the Cape Town Philharmonic’s 10th International Summer Music Festival and the Cape Town Concert Series

What can you savour in the winelands? Petrus Bosman, managing director of Bosman Family Vineyards in Wellington, shares the story of South Africa’s first Nero D’Avola; Nikki Friedman, managing director of Môreson Family Winery in Franschhoek, speaks about running a business while raising twins; and TOKARA Restaurant in Stellenbosch celebrates five award-winning years with a new menu and new look. And speaking of celebrations, join the South African Brandy Foundation’s spirit of brandy across the country or at the boutique Brandy Homes in the Klein Karoo.

In business news, Nomvano Mbathiso realises a lifelong dream with the Ayatshisa Mateki (“Try Again”) Football Club while Phumlani Dlongwana, also a graduate of the Small Business Academy from the University of Stellenbosch Business School, is changing lives (and the environment) with Waste to Food. And from the offline to the online, Evert van der Veer talks about his role as the head of Comedy Central Africa while Aaron Fuchs shares the story of creating the iXperience coding bootcamp

Whatever you have planned for the year, now is the perfect time to start creating change. As explained in the 10 timeless marketing trends:

“Once you understand that you’re only as strong as your weakest link, you can go on to build a whole that is far greater than the sum of its parts.”

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Live music at TOKARA in Stellenbosch (Copyright: Eugene Yiga)