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The agriculture sector forms the backbone of the regional economy of the Cape Winelands District Municipality area. The estimated 80 ha intensively cultivated and irrigated areas of the Cape Winelands produce mainly deciduous fruit and wine grapes, with Ceres being the main centre for pear production and the Hex River Valley and Paarl for table grapes. In terms of the wine industry, the locus is equally dispersed between Robertson, Worcester, Stellenbosch and Paarl. The Cape Winelands District Municipality conducted an agricultural sector study in Below, are some of the key findings of this study. This included 67 cooperatives, 91 estates, private wine cellars and 11 producing wholesalers. The area under vines is some hectares. About million litres of wine are produced annually from million vines. With respect to macroeconomic impact of the wine industry on the economy of the CWDM, in a study by Coningarth and Associates illustrated the important contribution the wine industry makes to the various wine regions of South Africa. By looking at the contribution of the sector to factors such as capital formation in the industry, employment, GGP impact and income distribution factors the study was able to conclude on the pivotal role the industry plays in the regional economy given its strong forward and backward linkages.

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The room glittered with crystal and silver, pineapples, lobsters and champagne. And the smart talk – what a row! One side of the room was a semi-circle of colonnaded windows through which jewelled figures slid out to the candlelit terrace and the beating of a band. I gave up toying with my truffles and let my gaze move across the breathless midnight Mediterranean lit up with yachts and beyond, way beyond, to the lights of Africa.

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Once in Cape Town Backpackers Your next travel adventure starts right here at this Mother City hostel Once-in-a-lifetime experiences are rare. So when they come around, it is imperative to grab them with both hands and embrace the encounter, making sure to take full advantage. Opened in late , the centrally located Cape Town accommodation it’s been listed on Lonely Planet’s Top 6 ‘Poshtels’ selection positions itself as a hostel-meets-hotel type of place where travellers from near and far can tailor-make their own once-in-a-lifetime holiday experience.

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For example, it is the site of the Orania settlement, whose leaders have called for a Volkstaat for the Afrikaner people in the province. The Northern Cape is also the home of over 1, San who immigrated from Namibia following the independence of the country; they had served as trackers and scouts for the South African Defence Force during the South African Border War , and feared reprisals from their former foes.

They were awarded a settlement in Platfontein in by the Mandela government. The precolonial history of the Northern Cape is reflected in a rich, mainly Stone Age, archaeological heritage. They occur on hilltops, slopes, rock outcrops and occasionally as in the case of Driekops Eiland near Kimberley , in a river bed. From that period the archaeological record also reflects the development of a complex colonial frontier when precolonial social formations were considerably disrupted and there is an increasing ‘fabric heavy’ imprint of built structures, ash-heaps, and so on.

The copper mines of Namaqualand and the diamond rush to the Kimberley area resulted in industrial archaeological landscapes in those areas which herald the modern era in South African history. Government of the Northern Cape The provincial government consists of a premier, an executive council of ten ministers, and a legislature.

The provincial assembly and premier are elected for five-year terms, or until the next national election.

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After mother and child were discharged following an uneventful birth, IDT began to exhibit signs of jaundice. He was readmitted to the hospital on 16 January They claimed damages for themselves and on behalf of IDT. In July the defendant conceded the merits. The present judgment is concerned with quantum only.

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Of all of these many stories there is one to which I return again and again because without recognition of this cover-up which stands out from the rest, the erroneous accredited foundation of our City of Cape Town and indeed modern South Africa will go on for perpetuity and with it an everlasting negative impact, particularly on descendants of indigenes in this region of South Africa. The story I refer to concerns two remarkable men whom the Europeans called Cary and Harry.

Their real names were! Both men contributed to the emergence of a new clan of maroon Khoena which became known as the Goringhaicona! Kukhwekwa who for various reasons had branched off from other clans or suffered misfortune resulting in displacement or who were exiles from those clans. Though it has always been a very well documented story, it was covered up by constructed falsehoods and replaced by the story of the so-called Dutch founder of Cape Town, Jan van Riebeeck.

This story was later dramatized and romanticised by visual misrepresentations of Jan van Riebeeck and his wife Maria de la Quellerie using the images of two unrelated Dutch figures , Bartholomeus Vermuyden and the woman said to have been his mistress Catharina Kettingh These can be seen at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam as can be seen the portrait of the real Jan van Riebeeck. I have on a previous occasion told the true story of Jan van Riebeeck, the disgraced VOC official caught out defrauding the company while serving in Hanoi Tonkin in Vietnam and Deshima in Japan.

On his voyage of disgrace he passed the Cape of Good Hope and noticed that instead of any European power controlling this halfway shipping refreshment station, it was instead in the hands of local indigenes. He used this fact and the offering of his services to pioneer the establishment of Dutch control of the Cape refreshment station to redeem his honour. It thus came to pass that he wrested control of the trading station from the indigene Gorighaicona traders.

The real story of! Xhore and Autshumao — Cary and Harry, should be a red-letter or prominent story in history if only for the fact that these are the first recorded South African indigenes to have travelled to London and Jakarta and back in and respectively. There had been regular shipping first by Chinese explorers dating back to at least and European shipping since that passed through Table Bay.

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History[ edit ] Four years after the first Dutch settlement at the Cape in , the first experimental crops were grown along the banks of the Liesbeek River at that stage called the Amstel or Versse Rivier. On the banks of the river, a circular grove of thorn trees, or Ronde Doorn Bosje, was turned into a kraal. In , the first group of Dutch East India Company employees gained “free burgher” free citizen status and were granted land along the river in the area now known as Rondebosch.

In the 19th and 20th centuries, Rondebosch became a predominantly English-speaking area and was declared a whites-only area under the Group Areas Act.

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The sauce boat has 3 feet, and is the traditional shape with a deep lip, very suitable for pouring. The hand hammered body and handle picks up the light, this is a lovely item. The handle is Art Nouveau in shape and style. The hallmarks are very well struck and clear, including makers mark G. The teapot is small, due to the rarity of tea during the period, it would be termed bachelor size today. The teapot is pear shaped, with a domed lid topped by urn finial, stand-away hinge, raised circular foot, and octagonal curved spout.

The wooden handle is the traditional shape, with thumb piece for easy pouring.

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The thirty-two artists who participated were tasked with creating, in a single day, an 8-page comic based on the work of Petrus Nooi, a sculptor who works in concrete and sells his pieces from his yard next to the road that connects Stellenbosch with the informal settlement of Khayelitsha. Critics, artists, writers, thinkers and academics were invited to bring and share a story, and then to relate it to an image, with the intention of exploring parallel experiences, memories and relationships to places.

He was the recipient of the Spier Contemporary Art Award This mentorship was created in to give a woman photographer a grant and mentor’s guidance to produce a body of work.

The Northern Cape was one of three provinces made out of the Cape Province in , the others being Western Cape to the south and Eastern Cape to the southeast. Politically, it had been dominated since by the African National Congress (ANC). Ethnic issues are important in the politics of the Northern Cape.

The Wellington region is renowned for its beautiful Cape Dutch homesteads and gardens. The town is surrounded by fruit orchards, wine estates and olive groves. Wellington boasts true country hospitality, some of the most idyllic wedding venues in the Cape Winelans, an award winning wine route, beautiful wine estates and accommodation to suit a variety of requirements and budgets.

We look forward to welcoming you to Wellington! Many thousands of years ago, the valley was inhabited by indegenous people, the San and Khoi-Khoi and relics of their implements are still found in the area. In , the first European settlers came to the valley known as Limietvallei. It was in that the Dutch Reformed Church was established, simultaneously with the proclomation of Wellington as a town in 26 March The founder of Wellington was Dr John Addey.

Thirteen years later, this quiet rustic village became a hub of activity. The roads were improved and on the 13 September the first bridge was opened across the Berg River and a day later, on 14 September, the Bains Kloof Pass was opened, thus the opening up of a route to the North. Andrew Geddes Bain was a brilliant Scot who had no formal training as engineering training but cut a pass through the mountains with dynamite and convict labour.

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