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De Krans Cape Vintage Reserve rated Best Fortified Wine in South Africa

De Krans Cape Vintage Reserve rated Best Fortified Wine in South Africa

De Krans Wine Cellar in Calitzdorp is without a doubt one of SA’s leading port producers. This statement was reaffirmed when two De Krans port-style wines scored 96 and 92 points in the long-awaited annual review of South African wines, by revered UK authority Tim Atkin MW, which was published on 13 September. In this […]

Mayor Sylvester announces Council’s Bursary Programme

Mayor Sylvester announces Council’s Bursary Programme

Oudtshoorn, 05 September 2017 – Executive Mayor Colan Sylvester has, on 29 August 2017, announced the Council’s Bursary Award Programme in an information session.  The information session which was attended by councillors and high school teachers in the greater Oudtshoorn, also focused at restoring partnership between local schools and the Municipality, to attract more young […]

De Krans Vintage Reserve Port 2006 up for grabs at this year’s Nederburg Auction: Why you can’t afford to let this one go

De Krans Vintage Reserve Port 2006 up for grabs at this year’s Nederburg Auction: Why you can’t afford to let this one go

In South Africa, the word Port is synonymous with a standing issue of controversy with the ruling that prohibits South African labels to use the name since the end of 2011.  Like they say, adapt or die – De Krans shifted gears and embraced this finality with the launch of their 2010 Cape Vintage Reserve […]

PJ Badenhorst Primary School given training in water WASH Project

PJ Badenhorst Primary School given training in water WASH Project

WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) Projects in Schools is a programme which is supported by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to improve water, sanitation and hygiene conditions at schools. The school manager, educators of PJ Badenhorst Primary School in Dysselsdorp and the Eden District Municipality (Eden DM) Municipal Health Section based in Oudtshoorn, collaborated to […]

WC Provincial finance Minister pleased with Oudtshoorn’s Improving finances and governance

WC Provincial finance Minister pleased with Oudtshoorn’s Improving finances and governance

Oudtshoorn, 30 August 2017 – Western Cape Minister for Finance, Dr. Ivan Meyer has, during his oversight meeting on Tuesday, 29 August 2017, lauded Oudtshoorn Municipality for its status-quo report on its finances, management functionality and leadership. “Oudtshoorn Municipality has certainly a good story to tell that gives hope for change to its citizens and […]

Boplaas port now triple SA champion

Boplaas port now triple SA champion

Boplaas Family Vineyards achieved a rare hat trick on Friday when its Port was named South African Champion at the SA Young Wine Show for the third consecutive year. Presented this year for the 185th time, the competition is the oldest of its kind and gives winemakers the opportunity to showcase the best wines of […]

De Krans wins big with Rosé

De Krans wins big with Rosé

The De Krans Pinotage Rosé 2017 was recently awarded a gold medal at the Rosé Rocks! competition. Rosé Rocks!’ is South Africa’s first wine competition which is entirely dedicated to Rosé and seeks to not only acknowledge excellence in rosé winemaking but also to in effect, promote the category in SA. Apart from Chenin (one of […]

Negende Klein Karoo Klassique grootste nog

Negende Klein Karoo Klassique grootste nog

Gehore toon waardering vir groter, gevarieerde musiekprogram. “Die negende Klein Karoo Klassique, wat Sondag, 13 Augustus op Oudtshoorn geëindig het, is deur die grootste gehore in dié fees se geskiedenis bygewoon,” sê Rhodé Snyman, uitvoerende hoof van Kunste Onbeperk, aanbieder van Klein Karoo Klassique. “Klassique se toenemende groei, te midde van die huidige ekonomiese klimaat, […]

Transnet-Phelophepa Healthcare Train is in town

Transnet-Phelophepa Healthcare Train is in town

Oudtshoorn, 23 August 2017 – The Transnet-Phelophepa Healthcare Train will arrive in Oudtshoorn this coming weekend to start with the services on Monday, 28 August 2017. Executive Mayor of the greater Oudtshoorn, Cllr. Colan Sylvester has this week expressed the Council’s support for the arrival of the services of the Transnet-Phelophepa Healthcare Train to Oudtshoorn.  […]