Author: Richard Van Der Spuy

The best online shop solution.

If you own a small to medium business that sells products and you’re not selling online yet then as a business owner you know there’s going to be a substantial time or financial investment to find the best online shop solution for a South African business and indeed any business in any country. As a web developer (and an e-commerce business owner) specializing in WordPress and Shopify I have spent countless hours investigating various solutions for various applications for my clients and for myself with the ultimate aim of finding the best online shop solution for a South African...

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Fifth annual Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir Celebration

The South African wine growing region, Hemel-en-Aarde, needs no introduction. Situated a shell’s throw from the beautiful coastal town of Hermanus, this prestigious region in the Walker Bay district produces site specific wines of excellence. Divided into three distinct appellations, namely Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, and Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge, it thrives at the production of fine Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The annual Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir Celebration aims to revel in the subtle differences each appellation offers with a festive two – day event that weaves together wine and culinary culture – an unmatched selection of Pinot Noir and gourmet...

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Bouchard Finlayson Introduces “First Fridays” Pensioners Discount

Bouchard Finlayson has launched a ‘First Fridays’ promotion aimed at the Overberg retired (over 60’s) market, offering 20% discount on wine sales at the cellar door on the first Friday of every month. Valid for visitors to the Estate only, the special offer takes place on Friday 03 November and offers 20% discount across the winery’s full portfolio, as well as other memorabilia. The Hemel-en-Aarde Valley and its associated terroir is regarded as one of the Cape’s most treasured locations for Pinot noir and Chardonnay. Current Bouchard Finlayson vintages include the award-winning 2015 Crocodile’s Lair/Kaaimansgat Chardonnay and 2015 Missionvale...

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Hands Off Fernkloof Nature Reserve

The Overstrand Municipality has drafted an Integrated Management Plan for the Fernkloof Nature Reserve. This without prior consultation with either the Fernkloof Advisory Board or Vogelgat Reserve. Fernkloof is a biodiversity hotspot and the ‘Crown Jewel’ of Overberg Conservation. Once again it is under threat by the Overstrand Municipality which is entrusted to protect and preserve this gem. The same municipality recently proposed a bypass road, cutting through the reserve. Opposition to this proposal resulted in over 8000 votes by the local community and AVAAZ members. The same municipality now proposes to develop the very core of this reserve...

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Yoco Easy Portable Card Transactions

Yoco provides portable devices which are perfect for market traders and small to medium enterprises who need credit card facilities to grow their businesses without the monthly costs associated with renting a cumbersome, wired unit from the bank. This is a great solution for easy portable card transactions. Here are the basics Two devices are available the Wireless Lite: R 1750 and Wireless Pro: R 2450 Sign up takes 10 minutes No monthly rental 3,5% fee per transaction Money paid into your bank account in under 48 hours No hidden costs On site signups: get your device immediately Online signups: device will be...

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