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Western Cape Tourism success, Cape Town Air Access initiative

Air Access Project sees new direct seats to Cape Town soar by half a million. A project to improve air access into the Western Cape played a key role in increasing international arrivals and generating R3 billion in direct tourism spend for the province. (more…)
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Western Cape residents to be honoured for food security contributions

7 December 2016.  One quarter of South African households do not have access to enough food. Improving food security is a top priority of the Western Cape Government. (more…)
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Zuma accolytes

Disrespect of Parliamentary Democracy.

Follow My Leader: Nhleko, Motsoeneng and SABC ‘board’ disrespect of Parliamentary democracy*, Zuma-style (more…)
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November at the Swartland SPCA

Our Swartland SPCA Darling Shop moves: We were delighted when the premises next to the Village Vet, in Darling became available for rent. Without hesitation we signed a new lease. (more…)
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Langebaan Christmas market 2016

Langebaan Christmas Market December 15th and 22nd

Langebaan Christmas Market will host its second last market for 2016 taking place December 15th at Langebaan town hall between 9am and 2pm. The last market will be on 22nd December. (more…)
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Darlings Got Talent winner

‘Darling’s Got Talent’ turns 10

Thank you to everyone involved with the DGT show for all the details about the evening. The annual highlight on Darling's cultural calendar, Darling's Got Talent celebrated its tenth anniversary this year: on Friday 25th November. (more…)
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  • Western Cape Tourism success, Cape Town Air Access initiative

    Western Cape Tourism success, Cape Town Air Access initiative

    Air Access Project sees new direct seats to Cape Town soar by half a million. A project to improve air access into the Western Cape played a key role in increasing international arrivals and generating R3 billion in direct tourism spend for the province. (more…)Read More »
  • Western Cape residents to be honoured for food security contributions

    Western Cape residents to be honoured for food security contributions

    7 December 2016.  One quarter of South African households do not have access to enough food. Improving food security is a top priority of the Western Cape Government. (more…)Read More »
  • Disrespect of Parliamentary Democracy.

    Disrespect of Parliamentary Democracy.

    Follow My Leader: Nhleko, Motsoeneng and SABC ‘board’ disrespect of Parliamentary democracy*, Zuma-style (more…)Read More »
  • November at the Swartland SPCA

    November at the Swartland SPCA

    Our Swartland SPCA Darling Shop moves: We were delighted when the premises next to the Village Vet, in Darling became available for rent. Without hesitation we signed a new lease. (more…)Read More »
  • Langebaan Christmas Market December 15th and 22nd

    Langebaan Christmas Market December 15th and 22nd

    Langebaan Christmas Market will host its second last market for 2016 taking place December 15th at Langebaan town hall between 9am and 2pm. The last market will be on 22nd December. (more…)Read More »
  • ‘Darling’s Got Talent’ turns 10

    ‘Darling’s Got Talent’ turns 10

    Thank you to everyone involved with the DGT show for all the details about the evening. The annual highlight on Darling’s cultural calendar, Darling’s Got Talent celebrated its tenth anniversary this year: on Friday 25th November. (more…)Read More »
  • Bribery: Yet more bad news for consumers

    Bribery: Yet more bad news for consumers

    A Famous Grouse. Andrew Donaldson says the cost of essential govt services, like avoiding a traffic fine, are on the rise. We were a little concerned, here at the Mahogany Ridge, that the average bribe amount in South Africa had risen almost 10% to R2 200 over the past year, an …Read More »
  • Evita also wonders: is the NEC revolting?

    Evita also wonders: is the NEC revolting?

    Evita’s Free Speech Ep67 – 4 Dec: Evita also wonders: is the NEC revolting? (more…)Read More »
  • Blazing Bicycle Saddles

    Blazing Bicycle Saddles

    ‘Blazing Bicycle Saddles’ is a true story; a true adventure involving six colleagues – mostly retired – who, on a sudden whim, decided to embark on a 1 000 kilometre cycle ride down the River Danube believing it would be downhill all the way. None had cycled since childhood nor …Read More »
  • Fidel Castro, two sides of the coin

    Fidel Castro, two sides of the coin

    In praise of Fidel Castro, EFF leader Julius Malema says white people have damaged the lives of black people & are to blame for unemployment, illiteracy & drug abuse amongst them. (more…)Read More »
  • Roads Less Travelled: Why Darling?

    Roads Less Travelled: Why Darling?

    When Howard and I reluctantly departed the small village of Darling in South Africa’s Western Cape Province, near the end of September 2016, we knew, after 14 months there, our first task was to answer the question everyone asked us: “Why Darling?” When we decided to live in South Africa for …Read More »
  • Blitzbokke welcomes HSBC Sevens to Cape Town

    Blitzbokke welcomes HSBC Sevens to Cape Town

    With the HSBC Rugby Sevens World Series on the immediate horizon, Cape Town looks forward to hosting the South African leg of the series. This is an exciting financial injection into Cape Town’s growing business prospects, considering last year’s economic performance where the city received a R539 million boost. (more…)Read More »
  • Ex-SAA CEO planning to take on SAA, Mango on own turf

    Ex-SAA CEO planning to take on SAA, Mango on own turf

    Liezel Hill, Bloomberg News. Johannesburg – Fastjet is considering expanding in South Africa as new chief executive officer Nico Bezuidenhout evaluates growth opportunities for the unprofitable discount airline and says the continent’s most industrialised economy is too big to stay out of. Quo Vadis SAA? (more…)Read More »
  • Cape Town water use down, but still not enough

    Cape Town water use down, but still not enough

    Cape Town – Residents appear to have heeded the call to cut down on their water use, but the City of Cape Town is still urging them to use less. On Thursday, in a statement, the City said the amount of water used this week, compared to last, had decreased. …Read More »
  • DA Cape Town councillor in hot water over comments

    DA Cape Town councillor in hot water over comments

    Shayne Ramsay angers community on Facebook with post about homeless. “Our garbage bins are treated as buffet tables” – DA Cape Town councillor in hot water for comments on homeless. (more…)Read More »

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