November 2016: 15 stories in 10 publications

In arts news this month, the Standard Bank Gallery in Johannesburg is hosting Air: Inspiration – Expiration, the final instalment in a series inspired by the four elements of the natural world. And in music news, soprano Pretty Yende is making her mark on opera stages around the world while Catherine Lückhoff of NicheStreem is connecting artists and fans with an innovative streaming app.

In business news, Robert Cialdini has six scientific strategies to unlock the power of persuasion, which might come in handy if you want to know how to be a tenderprenuer. You can also take inspiration from Vanessa Jacobs of Sow Delicious, winner of a recent Entrepreneur of the Year Award, or Neill Anthony, star of reality television show Private Chef.

In the world of drinks, the new Black Cellar Club is spreading wine knowledge across Africa, David Donde shares the secret blend of success at TRUTH Coffee, and Charles Hopkins reflects on his career as cellar master at De Grendel Wine Estate. And if you’re looking for a top restaurant in South Africa, here’s the latest list from the Eat Out Awards.

It’s almost time for the holidays, which means it’s time to get away. If you’re in the mood for a luxury safari, escape to Mhondoro Game Lodge in Limpopo or Founders Lodge in the Eastern Cape. Or pick one of the top travel destinations for 2017. In the words of DJ Black Coffee:

“Save money, book a flight, find a hotel, and go to a place you’ve never been. It’s such an eye-opener. You always come back a different person. And the more you do it, the more you learn.”

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Zebra crossing at Welgevonden Game Reserve (Copyright: Eugene Yiga)