WhaleTales Tourism, Food, and Wine news headlines: 25 May

WhaleTalesTourism, Food, and Wine news headlines

*   Transit passengers, traveling with children through our country’s airports to other destinations, will not require supporting documentation such as unabridged birth certificates, to the relief of our neighboring countries.

*   The success of the Franschhoek Literary Festival has given it coverage in the New York Times, with an article focusing on the controversial nature of some of the sessions, especially the one at which Bongani Madondo spoke. The biographer of late singer Brenda Fassie expressed his concern about the whiteness of the audience. Novelist Thando Mgqolozana told the attendees that he feels like an ‘anthropological subject’ at such events, and would not return to the ‘white colonial festival’.

*   Juma Tours offers mural tours in Cape Town, demonstrating art at the heart of the city in Woodstock and Khayelitsha. The tour includes stops at The Old Biscuit Mill, the Woodstock Exchange, and District Six.

*   Nederburg has launched its new Ingenuity Spanish blend, its maiden 2012 vintage a blend of 90% Tempranillo and 10% Graciano.  The Mediterranean grapes come from Nederburg’s Simondium farm, and were planted eleven years ago in response to climate change. The retail price is about R280. (received via media release from De Kock Communications)

*  Now it is the turn of Hout Bay to have its roadworks! From today Main Road, between the Victoria Road and the Princess Circles, will be resurfaced in two stages, until mid-October, at a cost of R10 million!  The roadworks will affect the routes of the MyCiTi Bus.

Chris von Ulmenstein, Whale Cottage Portfolio: www.whalecottage.com  Tel (021) 433-2100, Twitter:@WhaleCottage  Facebook:  click here

2 replies on “WhaleTales Tourism, Food, and Wine news headlines: 25 May”

  1. Nick Jones says:

    I dread to think just how long will be the queues at immigration after June 1 when these crazy new rules come into operation. 🙁

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