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A Beautiful Eco-friendly South African Initiative

A new technology that allows agri-waste to be turned into liquid fuel, electricity, paraffin and wax has been developed by a SA team of engineers and is being manufactured at a scale that is econimically viable for developing countries and locally. Read more >

Cape Town’s Chaeli wins 2011 International Children’s Peace Prize

Inspirational 17 year old Michaela Mycroft from Cape Town has been recognised for her tireless work to help disabled youngsters around South Africa when she won an international peace prize yesterday. Read more >


Table Mountain a 7 Wonder Winner

Celebrations erupted at the V&A Waterfront tonight (Friday November 11) as Table Mountain was named a New 7 Wonder of Nature following a three year battle in the race to choose the world’s seven most wonderful natural sites. Read more >

Kirstenbosch One of the Best Picnic Sites in the World says National Geographic

Something those of us who live in or love Cape Town all already know has now been made official by none other than National Geographic. Read more >

Thanda Shines At 2011 World Travel Awards

Portfolio congratulates Thanda Private Game Reserve on an outstanding achievement at the World Travel Awards! Read more >

Exciting News for Local Nursery Group Owner

Congratulations to Nick Stodel, the MD of Stodels Nurseries, on being elected president of the International Garden Centre Association. Read more >

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Great Excitement Ahead of Gautrain V2.0 Launch this Week

Thousands of commuters are looking forward to trying out the new phase of the Gautrain which launches this week. Read more >

South African Brandy takes Title for World's Best in London

A potstill brandy from the FINE BRANDY.BY DESIGN™ collection of South African brandies has been awarded the 2011 International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) Worldwide Best Brandy title. The Van Ryn’s 20 Year Old, produced by the Van Ryn’s Distillery near Stellenbosch was declared the top performer in London. Read more >

Jordy Takes J-Bay Again

I was in a surf shop in Muizenberg yesterday and joined a bunch of guys watching the Billabong Pro finals on a TV they had set up in the middle of the store. Read more >

SA Patented Technology gets FDA approval

The FDA has approved the commercial use of (SA patented) ultra violet light for the liquid purification of fruit juices as an approved technology alternative to pasteurisation, to remove, reduce or inactivate pathogenic organisms that might prove harmful to humans if ingested. Read more >