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Water #DayZero moved to summer 2019, depending on winter rainfall and water saving!

Last week’s Water Statement by the City of Cape Town was uncharacteristic in two respects: it was only issued on Thursday instead of the usual Tuesday; and #DayZero was not moved forward or backward for the first time since the weekly Water Statements were issued.  The latest statement appears to suggest that #DayZero may move into later in 2018, or even into 2019.
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WhaleTales Tourism, Food, and Wine news headlines: 21 October

WhaleTalesTourism, Food, and Wine news headlines

*   South Africans are ‘shady travelers’, and not always welcomed visa-free, due to their reputation of smuggling in non-allowed items (sometimes drugs but mostly biltong), having lied to Customs’ officials, taken photographs where it is not allowed,  and ‘stealing from hotel rooms’.

*   The ‘Tops at Spar Bierfest‘ will be held at Newlands Brewery from 7 – 10 November. (received via e-mail)

*   Stellenrust has won the International Chenin Blanc Trophy at the International Wine and Spirits Competition for the second year running.

*   About 20% of British travelers would spend more on their holidays in 2014, and 16% said that they would cut back.  The balance would spend the same.

*   The Food, Wine and Design Fair will be held at the Hyde Park Corner centre in Continue reading →

WhaleTales Tourism, Food, and Wine news headlines: 14 October

WhaleTalesTourism, Food, and Wine news headlines

*   La Motte is hosting a talk on ‘Shiraz and all its facets‘ with a tasting on Thursday at 18h30 – 20h45. (received via newsletter from La Motte)

*Justin Bonello is launching his new book ‘Roads Less Travelled‘ in conjunction with his The Ultimate Braai Master judges Bertus Basson and Marthinus Ferreira in November. Justin Bonello Roads Less Travelled !cid_591EB639AA894029BB6C086921E283E5@ChrisPCUnsurprisingly the book sizzles with the stories and experiences of the TV reality show, and the journey on the backroads of our country in testing the best of our country’s braaiers.

*   New York restaurant Eat has prohibited talking by its diners during their 4-course meals!

*   A new tourism region has been created, called the Vanilla Islands, consisting of Seychelles, Mauritius, Reunion, Seychelles, Madagascar, Comoros, Mayotte, and Maldives.

*   La Motte is participating in the Franschhoek Art in Clay Festival, and Continue reading →

WhaleTales Tourism, Food, and Wine news headlines: 30 July

WhaleTalesTourism, Food, and Wine news headlines

*   Food group Mondelez International has announced that it will start operating in our country.  It manufactures Cadbury sweets and chocolates, Oreo biscuits, and Stimorol.

*   Burger King has signed a deal with Sasol to open fast food outlets at petrol forecourts as of 2014. The number of such outlets to be opened has not been named.

*   Social Media has benefits, but how does one measure the ROI?

*   De Oude Bank Bakkerij in Stellenbosch has moved in the building to the corner of Church Street, now a retail outlet selling meat, wines, home made ice cream, and breads, with Continue reading →