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Deaf barista and chef overcoming sound barriers

PHUMZILE Mazibuko, 38, has made thousands of coffees but has never heard the sound of a coffee grinder or the gurgling noises of the milk steaming. Chef Lindokuhle Mashiane, 29, does not know what the clatter of appliances, meat sizzling or bubbling boiling sounds like. However, despite being deaf,…
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Waterblommetjies in full bloom in the Boland

IT’S waterblommetjie season in the Western Cape and pickers can be spotted harvesting this locally indigenous flower that grows in shallow ponds between June and September. The waterblommetjie (Aponogeton distachyos) is one of South Africa's most famous edible plants with a long history of use by…
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Tasty little morsels with wine at L’Avenir

THE marathon of drinking wine and eating on day three in Stellenbosch continued with a visit to L'Avenir. We were to have the carpaccio pairing but our good friend Ryan Bredenkamp - one of the jolliest, most fun people I've had the pleasure of wine tasting with over the years - decided…
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Entire Stellenbosch Wine Route in one place

BETWEEN majestic mountains and surrounded by luscious, bountiful vineyards lies the picturesque and internationally renowned town of Stellenbosch. Wine-lovers come from all over the world to visit South Africa’s second oldest town and the region’s many award-winning wine estates – taking with them…
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