Tag Archives: South Africa

  • The Village Pantry – organic conversion of the Capital city

    The Village Pantry is situated in Pretoria’s plush suburb of Waterkloof and it’s here that the well heeled rub shoulders with diplomats in South Africa’s capital city.  The small neighbourhood store is the city’s first entirely devoted to the supply of locally sourced organic foods and produce. The store, the brainchild of Micha Landmann, business …

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  • Val du Charron – bringing history to life

    Val du Charron Wine and Olive Estate, situated high on a hill overlooking the breathtaking Bovlei Valley, outside the town of Wellington in the Western Cape, is truly the grand dame of wine estates in the area.  She commands attention in terms of the expansive views she affords of the historic valley, the vision and generosity …

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  • Ways of Staying

    South African journalist Kevin Bloom published a book called Ways of Staying in 2009, ISBN  978-1-770-10160-9, recording anecdotes and conversations that pull at the threads of complexity that is this country and defines the way we play out our politics, economy and society.  We who live here – are most often perplexed and even despairing about …

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