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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 10 of Adjusted Level 2, 9 June 2021


Wednesday 9 June 2021, Day 10 of Adjusted Level 2 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a more relaxed day; starting with a visit to Bootlegger in Bakoven to chat to Councillor Nicola Jowell in her mobile office, meeting Camps Bay residents, giving me an early first walk of the day; for getting my work done, leaving me half an hour on the terrace in the sun, the morning fog having lifted and it being much colder today than the past few days; for a good status meeting at Anatoli; for being able to see my hotel client for a quick meeting; for having time for another half an hour Bakoven walk at sunset, at the tail end of Stage 3 Loadshedding 😱; and for being happy, Continue reading →

‘Rooibos’ and ‘Red Bush’ Tea officially recognised by the European Commission, first African Food receiving recognition!


The Western Cape Minister of Agriculture Dr Ivan Meyer has announced that ‘Rooibos’ and ‘Red Bush’ were officially recognised by the European Commission on 31 May, thus officially protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications.  It becomes the first African product to be protected by the European Union.

Rooibos Tea is an iconic beverage of our country, originating from Clanwilliam in the Western Cape, as well as the Northern Cape.  Its name may not be used for Teas originating from any other parts of the world. It is widely available in Europe, as well as in other countries, known for its health benefits. Local Rooibos Teas will now be allowed to carry the EU logo.  Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 19 of Level 2, 5 September 2020.


Saturday 5 September 2020, Day 19 of Level 2, Day 163 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a loooong sleep, over 8 hours long; for only one Loadshedding today, already done this morning, sleeping through the first half, and then walking the second half of it; for having a strawberry milkshake at the brand new Firefly Café, as they currently only stock Rooibos Tea, so I connected them to Dilmah (my favorite) via Instagram; for a second walk, through Bakoven; for a light drizzle most of the day, not stopping me from going outside; for not being sent to bed in the dark by Eskom at 20h00, as has happened twice in the past three days; for completing my steps of the day to Kfm; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Chef Jan-Hendrik van der Westhuizen’s new KLEIN JAN Restaurant at Tswalu Kalahari opens its doors for a first peek inside!


In the latest issue of SARIE KOS (Summer 2020), the reader receives a detailed introduction to the new KLEIN JAN restaurant which Chef Jan-Hendrik van der Westhuizen, of Michelin one-star restaurant in Nice, plans to open in November 2020 at Tswalu Private Game Reserve in the Kalahari Desert. It will become even more South African in its cuisine than its big brother JAN. Continue reading →