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Western Cape: Latest News
Peter Pedroncelli, 4:30 am
Seven South African biotech, health, agro-processing, and manufacturing projects have received a funding boost from the Cape Craft and Design Institute (CCDI) through their Design Innovation Seed Fund (DISF) initiative. The grants, which form part of the Cape Craft and Design Institute’s second round of seed funding, will allow for the innovative projects to be developed for use in a variety of sectors that will benefit from the ideas in development.
Staff, 7:19 am
Whale-watching season — June to September — just ended in South Africa. This is a good time to book for next year. Some of the best land-based whale watching can be found at De Kelders and De Hoop Nature Reserve. Don’t limit yourself to Hermanus. The Overberg region of the Western Cape is often overlooked, but it’s among the most beautiful destinations in South Africa with many luxurious escapes, five-star hotels, spas, boutiques, award-winning restaurants and wineries.
Joe Kennedy, 11:17 am
South Africa’s Western Cape is quickly moving up the global tourism charts and that means costs are slowly but surely going up. And with places like Cape Town, wine country, and natural wonders in every direction, it’s no wonder tourists keep coming. But that doesn’t mean you have to break the bank, as there are several budget alternatives to expensive hotels. The province has a large number of campsites in incredible locations to choose from
Joe Kennedy, 10:00 am
Hiking enthusiasts will instantly fall in love with the stunning scenery and diverse wildlife in South Africa’s Western Cape province. The area is home to some of the best places to hike in the country, and the mild year-round weather makes heading into nature for the day (or week) possible any time of year. Whether you want to explore the coast, the mountains, or wine country, here are 10 wondrous Western Cape hikes.
Dana Sanchez, 2:53 pm
Respondents in a four-year South African survey of venture capitalists show that private funders overtook the government as the primary source for venture capital funding, accounting for 81% of deals. Western Cape startups received the most funding of any region in South Africa for the survey period.
Staff, 10:49 pm
Free Wi-Fi is being rolled out at taxi ranks in Western Cape as an expansion of a project to grow Internet access throughout South Africa. Project Isizwe today announced that commuters at Gugulethu and Khayelitsha taxi ranks would be given access to free Wi-Fi, as the organisation forges ahead with its program to connect mainly disadvantaged areas with the Internet.
Staff, 10:41 am
The Western Cape government has finally approved metered taxi operating licences for Uber drivers following a week of public mudslinging between the two parties. The Transport Department’s Provincial Regulatory Entity late yesterday said it had approved 201 metered taxi operating licences, 142 of which were for Uber “partners”.
Lucy Corne, 4:59 pm
The signpost says this 37km road takes two hours to travel. It’s a triple whammy of everything I hate when driving — narrow, rubble-strewn, and filled with dizzying switchbacks. When we reach the steep descent into the valley, I stop bird-watching and start teeth-grinding. South Africa’s Western Cape is well trodden but towns do exist off the grid. Fancy navigating South Africa’s road to Hell? This town may well be the world’s remotest.
Karen Elowitt, 5:00 pm
This enticing southwestern region is not only home to Cape Town, one of the world’s most beautiful cities, but also the Western Cape winelands, the lovely fishermen’s villages of the West Coast, the forests and scenic beaches of the Garden Route, and the arid Cederberg mountain range.
Makula Dunbar, 1:03 pm
Wineries and breweries across South Africa’s Western Cape are infusing products with rooibos wood, a plant that alters flavors, but also prolongs shelf life. According to CCTV Africa, instead of fermenting the wine in oak barrels, the new technique calls for boiling the indigenous wood in a copper fermentation tank. Using rooibos
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