* A Global March for Rhinos and Elephants will be held on Saturday 4 October, with South Africa, the USA, Germany, Botswana, Kenya, the United Arab Emirates, Ireland, Italy, and Mozambique being some of the countries participating. World Travel Market (WTM) Africa staff will also participate in the march in Cape Town, as one of its social responsibility projects. The march calls for a total ban on the trade of ‘wildlife body parts’. WTM Africa runs from 15 – 17 April.
* The Bureau of Economic Research quarterly survey has found a sharp drop in the expectation of business growth for the Accommodation sector in the third quarter (July – September), at 9%, compared to the previous winter period of April – June, which showed a 22% growth expectation. For the last quarter of this year, growth of 16% is expected. All other business sectors surveyed are showing negative growth expectations. The overall Western Cape business growth expectation in the second quarter was 15%, is an estimated 20% for the third quarter, and 31 % for the 4th quarter, whereas all other provinces show negative growth experience and expectations. (received via e-mail from the Bureau of Economic Research)
* Luvey ‘n Rose is offering an interesting Cigar Appreciation Evening on 7 October, with Roque, a professional cigar roller from Cuba, demonstrating his art. (received via e-mail from Luvey ‘n Rose)
* An inaugural Food & Wine Affair will be held at Lourensford on 15 and 16 November in conjunction with Checkers. offering wines, craft beers, cocktails, bubblies, food from food trucks, charcuterie, artisanal chocolate, sushi, cheeses, breads, and more to taste. Cost R80 per person. (received via media release from Smart Communications)
* Leopard’s Leap is offering Food and Wine Pairing at midday on Friday mornings, pairing its six wines in the Culinaria range with the perfectly matched food, e.g. the MCC is matched with a sweetcorn soup. Cost is R120. (received via media release from Amplicon PR)