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Day Zero moves out by almost a month to 11 May, due to water saving by agricultural sector in the main!

What a good news message from the City of Cape Town yesterday, in its weekly Water feedback to its residents and to businesses. Cape Town Deputy Mayor Ian Neilson announced that it is the reduced usage by the agricultural sector that is allowing the positive water supply projection, extending Day Zero by almost a month, from 16 April to 11 May. An article I found on Facebook provides additional good news to the water projection, it not being clear if this has been factored into the latest Day Zero calculation.  Punitive water tariffs since 1 February may also slowly  be starting to show their effect. Continue reading →

SA ‘wine dining’ launched in London

A marriage between Kathy and Gary Jordan of Jordan wine estate in Stellenbosch and Neleen Strauss, a South African restaurateur now based in London, and previously running Vivat Bacchus, has created High Timber in London, in High Timber Street close to St Paul’s Cathedral, the Tate Modern, and Shakespeare’s Globe, reports The South African.

High Timber has 40 000 wines in its cellar, many of them being from Jordan.   The menu has been designed to complement the wines stocked.   It has South African staples like steak, but with an international flair.