Buying or selling items through the classifieds like Gumtree or OLX can be fraught with danger and fraud. But escrow services are popping up to facilitate transactions and ensure that both the buyer and seller are protected. I used one of the services recently, this is my experience and my thoughts on escrow services in general.
Capitec recently launched their credit card product. Being a huge fan of Capitec I took a look at it but what I saw was very disappointing. Here’s why I won’t be getting one.
It’s that time of year again. Time for the wine festival that put both Wellington and Pinotage on the map. Time for the king of wine festivals. Time for Pinotage On Tap at Diemersfontein. Here are my 5 reasons to get to POT this year and have a pair of tickets to giveaway too.
Here is the Kirstenbosch concert schedule for the summer of 2016 / 2017. As usual, a great lineup. Don’t forget to book in advance on Webtickets because most concerts sell out well ahead of the day.
Galileo have released the movie and venue schedule for the 2016/2017 summer season. If you haven’t been to a Galileo screening before, you are seriously missing out. What’s not to love about an outdoor movie at a fabulous venue with drinks and food available to purchase? At some venues you can’t take your own drinks and food so check before you go.
Most people know about the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards. They happen annually and South Africa has had representation on the list through top performers like The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Francaise and The Test Kitchen. San Pellegrino is one of the sponsors of the awards but they have decided to escalate their investment in the industry by creating a new competition which is complementary to the the World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards. The San Pellegrino Young Chef Awards started in 2015 and is a worldwide competition.
What started in 1997 as a sustainable way for parents to raise money for schools, has grown to become one of South Africa’s biggest community programmes. Cardholders have a portion of their spend donated by the retailer whenever they swipe their MySchool card. The card is free and the donations cost the cardholder nothing, and now there is a new partner, online shopping site, Loot.co.za.
Most of you will see the title of my post and think it’s click bait. But actually, it’s an observation about rewards programmes in South Africa. Specifically the British Airways Avios and the Pick ‘n Pay Smart Shopper programmes.
It seems that every second thing is ‘craft’ or ‘artisan’ these days. But what does craft mean? And what makes craft products better than other products? Are craft products actually better? This article is about beer, but the questions are relevant more broadly.
In this post I share my thoughts on the 7 day cruise I did to Mozambique on the MSC Sinfonia recently. We paid for our cruise and all expenses, but a big thank you to Pentravel for sponsoring my time to write this article, allowing me to share the experience with you.