Yesterday I visited the Carrol Boyes head office in Paarden Eiland, and was shown around its extensive and impressive Showroom, and Chocolate and Sugar Confectionery production facility by its CEO Craig Ludwig. Continue reading →
Yuppiechef was an innovative online business focused on the home cook, launching this unique service eleven years ago. Now the online retailer is making a move into traditional retail, opening a store at Willowbridge in Durbanville on 1 October. Continue reading →
* Is it the right thing for Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom to feature in an ‘advertorial’ for Uber, (boringly) showing him booking his ride via phone in his Parliamentary office, and then being driven to the Cape Town International Convention Centre, where he addressed the eTourism Africa Summit as keynote speaker?
* Graham Beck Blanc de Blancs 2009 has won World Champion Cap Classique, Best in its Class, as well as Gold in the 2014 Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships in London, with 650 wines from 16 countries evaluated. Klein Constantia MCC Brut 2011 won Gold too, while Simonsig Cap Classique Kaapse Vonkel 2010 won Silver. A total of 185 wines won a Gold or Silver medal.
* Yuppiechef.com has been named the Best eCommerce Store in South Africa for the fifth year running, winning ahead of Continue reading →
We have become increasingly critical of the SA Blog Awards, the organisation of it having become so bad that we have decided to not enter again unless the organiser JP Naude is not involved anymore. The winners and runner-up list contains largely unknown blogs.
We first entered the SA Blog Awards in 2010, in which year we made the Top 10 ‘Most Controversial Blog‘ shortlist. In that year Will Mellor (better known as his alias Seth Rotherham of no longer vibey 2Oceansvibe) won almost every category (there were many more in those days), even though 2Oceansvibe could never be described as a blog! He was a co-organiser of the Awards the following year, and seems to no longer be involved. We have criticised former Good Hope FM sport presenter JP’s role as organiser and co-ordinator, not being a blogger! JP cannot write to save his life, as this classic paragraph on his website www.jpnaude.com illustrates: ‘During this time JP worked for Mr Tokyo Sexwale and succesfully managed the Bastille Festival as well as the launch of the Nelson Mandela statue at The Drakenstein prison where for president Nelson Mandel (sic) was released from‘!
Every year the announcement of the SA Blog Awards is later and later, and feels like an afterthought, and so too it was this year. Being on their mailing list, we received an e-mail to announce the Awards competition, and requesting one to enter. We were sent the SA Blog Awards voting badge to add to our blog. None of the few e-mails from the SA Blog Awards identified the name of the writer of the e-mails. Continue reading →