Meet the first black south African to obtain PhD in Viticulture

Growing up Paarl, Dr Erna Blancquaert was surrounded by the vineyards and exposed to wine from early age because her father worked in the wine farms. These inspired her to pursue a career in the wine industry.

Graduated from Stellenbosch University, she is the first black South African to receive the PhD (Agric) degree in Viticulture, a field that involves the study of grapes.

I was always fascinated by the wording at the back of wine bottle and I couldn’t figure out how is it possible to relate grapes and wine to get all this aromatics in wine.

Dr Erna Blancquaert, Graduated from Stellenbosch University

Listen to the full conversation below:

Read More
DA says the first phase of nuclear deal has been found to be corrupt by AG

DA says the first phase of nuclear deal has been found to be corrupt by AG

The DA is in possession of extracts of the AG’s forthcoming report for the financial year ending 31 March 2017.

Local desalination company says no to small-scale tender

Local desalination company says no to small-scale tender

Tom Callaghan at Grahamtek says desalination tender is not viable for business but will bid for the large-scale land based plant.

Home Affairs Minister found no irregularities with Gupta naturalisation

Home Affairs Minister found no irregularities with Gupta naturalisation

Hlengiwe Mkhize appeared before Parliament's committee where she was quizzed about the naturalisation of the Gupta family.

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race

Award winning journalist, Reni Eddo-Lodge has written a book in which she details why she no longer talks race with white people.

The act of being homeless is not an offence - Cllr JP Smith

The act of being homeless is not an offence - Cllr JP Smith

CapeTalk's John Maytham received a letter from a listener, Paul who raises concerns about people camping along the highway.

Snuki Zikalala's track is really poor on many levels - broadcasting researcher

Snuki Zikalala's track is really poor on many levels - broadcasting researcher

ANC hopes to have Snuki Zikalala, former SABC head of news who blacklisted analysts, to be an SABC board member have failed.

Popular articles
5 reasons why South Africa granted Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity

5 reasons why South Africa granted Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity

 Simon Allison, Africa Editor at the Mail & Guardian explains the political considerations behind Mugabe's diplomatic immunity.

"ANN7 and  New Age sale is effectively a transaction between  Manyi and Guptas"

"ANN7 and New Age sale is effectively a transaction between Manyi and Guptas"

Phillip de Wet, Associate Editor at Mail & Guardian breaks down the sale of Gupta owned ANN7 TV Station and The New Age paper.

This is incredibly embarrassing for both countries - SAIIA Head of Governance

This is incredibly embarrassing for both countries - SAIIA Head of Governance

On Saturday international relations minister Maite Nkoane-Mashabane granted diplomatic immunity to Grace Mugabe.

Read and weep: 10 of the most expensive houses in South Africa

Read and weep: 10 of the most expensive houses in South Africa

These super luxury houses with enormous price tags will induce some serious house envy.

44 drivers arrested for drunk driving in WC traffic blitz

44 drivers arrested for drunk driving in WC traffic blitz

Western Cape provincial traffic chief, Kenny Africa gives traffic updates of what he described as a very hectic weekend in the WC.

Grace Mugabe immunity: SA between ‘rock & hard place’

Grace Mugabe immunity: SA between ‘rock & hard place’

Professor Christopher Landsberg has praised the International Relations and Cooperation Minister for her 'honest approach'.

[Watch] John Maytham shuts down victim shamer on air

[Watch] John Maytham shuts down victim shamer on air

A caller wanted to know what the alleged victim had done in order for Grace Mugabe to assault her.

Meet Bonang Mohale, BLSA's outspoken (‘don’t blame colonialism’) Chairperson

Meet Bonang Mohale, BLSA's outspoken (‘don’t blame colonialism’) Chairperson

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Business Leadership South Africa’s Mohale for his weekly “ShapeShifter” feature.