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Saxenburg Private Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2003 caused a stir at the IWSC in London this week, when it walked off with not only the prestigious Gold Medal in the Cabernet Sauvignon category, but also with the Best in Class Medal and the Warren Winiarski Trophy for Cabernet Sauvignon.
[] This week marks the launch of the Sunday Times Business Times Marketing Excellence Awards call for entries. In January 2006 Sunday Times Business Times took over the management of the Marketing Federation of South Africa's Marketing Excellence Awards, following the dissolution of MFSA.
Tuesday, 25 July 2006 11:47

Markex Cape opens this week

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[] On Wednesday, 26 July 2006, this year's Markex & World of Events Cape will be opening its doors at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Running until 28 July, with over 125 exhibitors, and a tight focus on the marketing, promotions and special events industries, it will be the…
[] The Spier Summer Arts Season presents The TRC Cantata Lecture Demonstration, where composer Philip Miller will be presenting and discussing extracts from work produced to date.
[] Rudyard Kipling’s beloved “Just So” stories is getting a renewed take with a song and dance production by Ballet Theatre Afrikan (BTA), at the closure of the Spier Arts Summer 2005/6 Season. The collaboration of actors, musicians, dancers and singers with esteemed names in South African theatrical circle brings…
Monday, 03 April 2006 04:00

Old Mutual Encounters Festival Comes to Spier

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[] The Old Mutual Encounters Festival comes to Spier for the first time on Sunday 16 April 2006, with a line-up which is set to wow audiences. Old Mutual and Oppikoppi Productions have joined forces again to make sure that the Easter weekend is a memorable one by presenting a…
[] Together with Australia, China and Argentina, South Africa is on the shortlist to host the world's largest radio telescope, the Square Kilometre Array, or (SKA). "Competition in this bid is tough, as the winning country will attract a billion euro investment and one of the most ambitious science projects…
Wednesday, 01 February 2006 04:00

"Big Science for the Big Questions"

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[] At 67, Roy Booth did not feel ready to retire. "After 25 years as director of Onsala Space Observatory, I did not want to be the old man who dropped in from time to time and I definitely wasn't ready for full time gardening" he explains. "Also, I wanted…
Tuesday, 16 May 2006 04:00

SAB Sports Journalist of the year awards anounced

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[] SAfm sports producer Helen Mittwoch was adjudged the overall winner in the radio category of the annual SAB Sports Journalists of the Year Awards. The judges said that her understanding of her audience was evident in the wide variety of programme content featured on SAfm’s Saturday Sports Special and…
Thursday, 20 April 2006 04:00

Memoranda of Understanding

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[] At a historical event on 21 April 2006 the South African Weather Service will sign several Memoranda of Understanding with various community leaders at the Highbury Radar Installation in Mthatha to ensure the security provision for meteorological equipment.
[] Discipline and focus applied by Investec (comprising Investec Limited and Investec plc) to enact its growth strategy have created the momentum, coupled with favourable market conditions, to allow the group to report a strong performance for the year ended 31 March 2006.
[] Investec to issue sterling-denominated preference shares - Investors seeking exposure to pound-sterling-denominated securities will be able to invest in a non-redeemable, non-cumulative, non-participating preference share from Investec plc. The securities are to be offered at a discount to provide an attractive dividend yield as well as rand-hedging properties.

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