July 2015: 24 stories in 19 publications

Are you hungry for some content? This month, Lentswe Bhengu speaks about his switch from corporate to kitchen while Melanie Burke reflects on how non-profit organisation StreetSmart SA has used good food to make an impact over the last ten years. There are also several restaurants in and around Cape Town where you can eat, drink, and be merry: from Rootbar and VickyCristina’s to Hemelhuijs and Haute Cabrière. And let’s not forget about Nobu (yes please!) or the brand new Open Door at Constantia Uitsig.

Speaking of food, take a trip to the West Coast for the new Reuben Riffel menu at Abalone House, where you’re bound to learn about the business of brandy from their new cocktails at the bar. You could also enjoy some fine wine at Oldenburg Vineyards or hang out with the jetsetters of the world at The Maslow Hotel.

Further afield, now’s a good time to think about a trip to captivating Colombia or else consider three things to love about a holiday at sea. You could also enjoy all things wild and wonderful with the Mantis Collection (they have a tented dome in Antarctica!) or experience five-star luxury from the Kerzner International developments in Dubai. And don’t worry if money’s tight; experience the magic of ancient Egypt at the Tutankhamun exhibition or learn how to win the customer loyalty game to earn some cash.

In business news, get inspired by seven savvy South Africans catering to local needs or learn about how the South African Supplier Diversity Council is helping businesses reach their goals. Speaking of success, Rupert Bryant chats about going from high school dropout to Forbes-listed entrepreneur while Bianca le Grange reflects on her journey from small screen to big stage.

No matter what you do, take some advice from career coach Ben Fanning and get to love your frustrating job, or listen to award-winning surfer Chris Bertish to overcome your odds:

“I live by the motto and mantra: dream it, see it, believe it, achieve it. We can all create an amazing adventure for ourselves; it’s just a matter of making the choice and living with the courage to try.”

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Dessert at Constantia Uitsig’s “Open Door” restaurant (Copyright: Eugene Yiga)