* The ANC has taken the City of Cape Town to the Cape Town High Court, about the change in its logo last year without obtaining public input. The logo was widely criticized when it was launched. The political party estimates the cost of rolling out the new logo at R8 million.
* Nederburg Auction 2015 keynote speaker Robert Joseph will share wine trends such as ‘issue’ wines, luxury wines sold at very high prices, and the influence of fellow wine drinkers in recommending brands to drink! (received via a Nederburg Auction Newsflash)
* The seven sommeliers participating in the Chefs who Share Gala Dinner on 10 September have jointly made a 9-liter Secret 7 blend bottle of wine, to be auctioned at the event, in addition to top-level works of art. The top sommeliers are Neil Grant (Burrata, Bocca, Open House), Pearl Oliver (Belmond Mount Nelson), Manuel Caballo (Ellerman House), Gregory Mutambe (Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa), Germain Lehodey (Mosaic), Higgo Jacobs (wine consultant), and Joakim Blackadder (Vinovation). (received via media release from FIVESTAR PR)
* The Western Cape government’s Red Tape Reduction Unit has come to the rescue of businesses operating on gas, and which have been hampered by a recent shortage of gas. The Unit liaised with the Transnet National Ports Authority and KayaGas, finding a way in which to offload more gas from the ships in the port, thus enabling a restored supply of gas to all KayaGas retailers, an initial shot-term solution. (received via media release from Minister Alan Winde’s office)
* The Organ Donor Foundation is hoping to sign up at least 700 organ donors at the Cape Homemakers Expo, which is being hosted at the Cape Town International Convention Centre until Sunday. One organ donor can save up to 7 persons, says the Foundation. Less than 1% of South African are registered as organ donors, while 43000 are on the waiting list for an organ transplant. (received via media release from Epic MSL Group)