In March The Telegraph announced that Cape Town is the greatest city in the world to visit right now. Last week it ranked Cape Town as the third greatest city on Earth, scoring 549 out of 810 points.
Utilising a list of 50 Top city contenders, its annual reader survey, and input from its Travel writers, it ranked the list of cities on a number of factors, including the number of museums, galleries, UNESCO heritage sites, Michelin restaurants, 5-star hotels, beaches, air cleanliness, transport, tourist attractions, legalized same-gender marriage, and LGBTQ+ community safety. Additional points went to cities with a symphony orchestra, and a metro system.
Well-known and highly respected restaurant owner and Chef Prim Reddy of Cape Town based Indian Chapter Restaurant with Prim Reddy is the writer with Durban-based baker, hotelier, and chef Niranj Pather of the ‘Temptations: Exquisite Tastes with an exotic Touch’ Cookbook. The book is described as ‘fattening the curve’, the launch of which will be celebrated this coming Sunday at 15h00 with a Virtual High Tea.
‘Temptations’ is a lovely name for a book dedicated to Food, and contains 83 recipes from the two writers’ travels, dishes which they have experienced, and their own dishes. The Cookbook has already made the Exclusive Books Bestseller List.
The Minister of Tourism Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane has just announced the reopening of the Restaurant industry on Monday 29 June 2020, following the regulations as per below. The Minister apologised that the industry had to wait so long to receive the regulations and opening date, after the reopening of Restaurants for Sit-Down was announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa on 17 June 2020!
Restaurants, coffee shops and take-away outlets may not seat more than 50 diners. Screening questionnaire per client, and no entry to diners not wearing a mask. Food Collection Areas must be demarcated. Persons receiving a meal via Delivery must wear a mask.
The Minister confirmed that no Alcohol consumption is allowed ‘on site’. . Continue reading →
Earlier today the Government announced some relaxations to the country’s Lockdown regulations, highlights being an eased regulation regarding co-parenting, emergency repairs to homes and vehicles, opening of call centres related to essential services, and the reopening of warehouses related to essential services products, it was announced by Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. She was emphatic that the selling of cigarettes, alcohol and take-away foods remains prohibited.
Listening to an interview with a reporter of ewn, the news service of Kfm, listeners were told that a light and gradual lifting of the Lockdown regulations from 1 May 2020 was hinted at by the Minister during the media briefing today. The Minister said: “Because we are going to be opening the lockdown in an orderly matter, we will be naming the areas which will opened (sic) from the lockdown,” said Dlamini-Zuma. “The lockdown cannot be stopped abruptly.”Continue reading →