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Global Competitiveness
South African brandies take centre stage in America While South Africa’s credit rating has taken a knock, our country’s brandies have proved to be the international gold standard, claiming five Double Gold medals at the illustrious San Francisco’s World Spirits Competition (SFWSC). Once again Oude Meester revealed their Midas touch at the competition last month,...
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Oude Meester Demant claims title of World’s Best Brandy South African brandies made a clean sweep at the 2017 World Drinks Awards, claiming gold medals as well as the ultimate title of World’s Best Brandy for the Oude Meester Demant. Now in its tenth year, the World Drinks Awards is hosted in London by TheDrinksReport.com...
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Vergelegen again named best wine tourism destination If there’s a must-see wine destination in the Cape Winelands then, according to the Great Wine Capitals Tourism Awards, it’s Vergelegen. The historic 316-year-old estate has just been awarded the 2017 International Best of Wine Tourism, Cape Winelands for an unprecedented fifth time. Since the awards started in...
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Premium brandies clinch international awards in New York The South African flag flew high at the seventh annual New York International Spirits Challenge with several accolades for local potstill brandies. Stellenbosch brandy distillery Van Ryn’s clinched two international awards at the seventh annual edition of the global competition, which takes place in the heart of...
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Johannesburg, 7 November 2016 Recently certified as the number one Top Employer in Africa, Unilever, has been recognized for their efforts in skills development at the CHIETA 2015/16 National Recognition Awards Ceremony. The FMCG giant received the ‘Best Innovation in Skills Development’ award for the Unilever and Wits University Engineering Program which was launched in...
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Save the Children South Africa CEO, Gugulethu  Ndebele, has been elected  Vice-Chair of the Executive Management Bureau of the Global Alliance for Literacy within the Framework of Lifelong Learning (GAL), a UNESCO led initiative aiming to advance the global literacy agenda. The former deputy director-general of education together with other global leaders and critical thinkers...
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Consol Solar Jars™, a product proudly conceptualised and manufactured by Suntoy in South Africa will be a main attraction at the 300th anniversary commemoration of renowned British Landscape Architect; Lancelot “Capability” Brown, when Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park in England hosts a light art commission using 1000 Consol Solar Jars™ as one of its...
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Crossing the world’s oceans is no mean feat and for a tag team of nine young South Africans, some of which had never seen the sea before, it has been a life-changing experience as the 40,000 nautical mile Clipper Round the World Yacht Race arrived into London’s St Katharine Docks on Saturday 30 July for...
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Stellenbosch brandy distillery Van Ryn’s has been named as the country’s Top Brandy Producer by the South African Wine Index (SAWi). Van Ryn’s 12 Year Old Distiller’s Reserve, 15 Year Old Fine Cask Reserve and 20 Year Old Collector’s Reserve achieved Platinum ratings of above 95 index points; while Van Ryn’s 10 Year Old Vintage...
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Two Kwazulu-Natal residents have set off on the challenge of a lifetime, to sail almost 5,000 miles from New York, USA, across the North Atlantic Ocean in the final, Homecoming Leg of the world’s longest, toughest ocean challenge, the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Having never sailed before taking part in the race, 23...
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Steuart as a Speaker

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Steuart has done some 500 talks on South Africa's progress since 1994 and SA's prospects for the future'