Ruth is the production manager at Bizcommunity, as well as a editor of the Lifestyle section.


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#AfricaMonth: Q&A with photographer Mário Macilau

Award-winning Mozambican artist Mário Macilau will be exhibiting his solo show, titled Faith: Rituals, Spirit & Sea in collaboration with Ed Cross Fine Art in London, at Guns & Rain in Johannesburg...

By Ruth Cooper 13 May 2019

4 reasons to visit The Marine in Hermanus

Hermanus is a such great getaway town. Just a two-hour drive from Cape Town, this small seaside village is known for its beautiful scenery, art scene, great seafood and, of course, excellent whale sightings in season.

By Ruth Cooper 25 Apr 2019

#WTMA19: Keith Jenkins on how best to harness influencer marketing in travel

For influencer marketing to continue to grow and perform, it needs to return to its roots of honesty and authenticity says iambassador founder and CEO Keith Jenkins...

By Ruth Cooper 23 Apr 2019

The 'Harvest Story of Creation' is wine pairing at its best

I've experienced my fair share of wine pairings, but the pairing at family-run Creation Wines in the beautiful Hemel-en-Aarde Valley delivers the best marriage of food and wine I have experienced yet...

By Ruth Cooper 18 Apr 2019

Chicago delivers with sex, scandal and all that jazz

The South African production of the ever-popular award-winning Broadway and West End musical hit Chicago is currently razzle-dazzling at the Artscape in Cape Town till the 14 April, before shimmying on over to Montecasino's Teatro in Johannesburg from 20 April to 26 May 2019...

By Ruth Cooper 22 Mar 2019

Cape Town welcomes first-ever pintxos bar

Sotano in Bree Street recently opened a pintxos bar serving elevated bar snacks for the after work crowd...

By Ruth Cooper 18 Mar 2019

Womxn in Food - FOOD XX: Honouring the game changers and supporting the startups

The inaugural Womxn in Food - FOOD XX Awards and Symposium took place at Jetty 5 at the V&A Waterfront on the 12 February 2019...

By Ruth Cooper 26 Feb 2019

Diamond Thug on The Cure, cosmic wolfs and convos of the universe

Dreamy indie pop band Diamond Thug will be adding their unique celestial electronica/psychedelic-rock to the upcoming Rock On The Lawns lineup, alongside headliner English pop rock icons The Cure...

By Ruth Cooper 20 Feb 2019

In review: Matt Manning's new Grub & Vine

Chef Matt Manning recently opened up his first official restaurant, Grub & Vine, a bistro-style eatery in the foodie mecca of the Mother City, aka Bree Street...

By Ruth Cooper 23 Jan 2019

4 reasons to visit urban oasis Fairlawns

Award-winning Johannesburg luxury boutique hotel and spa Fairlawns has many reasons to persuade you to visit, here are my top four...

By Ruth Cooper 9 Jan 2019

Jock Safari Lodge in Kruger relaunches

As of 1 November 2018, Jock Safari has made some significant changes to the two sections of their lodge; the main camp area and the family-friendly Fitzpatrick Lodge..

By Ruth Cooper 4 Dec 2018

Chef Rikku Ò'Donnchü brings theatrical and interactive dining to the Winelands with new restaurant Gåte

Calling all foodies, there's a new restaurant in town and you're gonna wanna make sure you make a booking...

By Ruth Cooper 26 Nov 2018

Contemporary class at Luke Dale-Roberts' Salsify

Can Luke Dale-Roberts slow down already?! Not only content with establishing and being involved with the wildly successful Test Kitchen, Pot Luck Club, and Shortmarket Club, his most recent venture Salsify is yet another finger in the Cape Town culinary scene pie...

By Ruth Cooper 21 Nov 2018

Ash Heeger chats about Netflix cooking show The Final Table

South African Chef Ash Heeger, of restaurant Riverine Rabbit, recently competed in Netflix's new cooking show, The Final Table...

By Ruth Cooper 20 Nov 2018

Bree Street welcomes new South American grill house Charango Barbacoa

The foodie hub of Cape Town aka Bree Street has welcomed yet another trendy eatery to its delicious strip. Charango Barbacoa is a contemporary South American-style grill house that looks to be a favourite amongst locals and tourists this summer...

By Ruth Cooper 19 Nov 2018

5 Cape Town spots that offer gourmet picnic baskets

Sometimes you just want someone else to do the dirty work when it comes to selecting and packing your picnic basket, that's why we're giving you five top Cape Town restaurants and wine estates that offer readymade and packed gourmet picnic baskets for purchase on their premises...

By Ruth Cooper 13 Nov 2018

Pierre Greeff on Liefde by die Dam's Cape Town debut

After three years of successful events in Joburg, Liefde by die Dam will be making its highly anticipated debut in Cape Town at the Meerendal Wine Estate in Durbanville on 17 November 2018...

By Ruth Cooper 9 Nov 2018

#EntrepreneurMonth: MasterChef SA winner Kamini Pather launches healthy food-delivery service

MasterChef SA season two winner and all-around local foodie celebrity Kamini Panther launched her new chef-inspired, healthy food delivery service FÜDY through Uber Eats at the beginning of this month...

By Ruth Cooper 6 Nov 2018

Harbour House Constantia rebrands to The Restaurant @ The Nek with Chef Dylan Laity

The historic Constantia Nek Restaurant used to be a rather sad place. I remember eating a particularly terrible toastie and soggy side salad in a dark and dingy interior and thinking what a pity it was, as the setting is so ideal for a truly great restaurant...

By Ruth Cooper 5 Nov 2018

5 reasons to visit BOSJES

Known and insta-famous for its iconic flowing wimple-shaped wedding chapel, BOSJES farm in the Breede Valley not only offers a dramatic venue and backdrop for weddings but also so much more...

By Ruth Cooper 23 Oct 2018

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