BKCOB | Komani’s first community produced wine hits the shelves

BKCOB | Komani’s first community produced wine hits the shelves

The two year wait is finally over for the Shiloh community in Queenstown as the local wine hits the shelves on Monday.

This is a product of the Mayime winery, also known as the Inkosi wine which operates under the Mayime Primary Agricultural Cooperatives based in Shiloh Township.

CEO of the Chris Hani Development Agency, Thukela Mashologu, called on all the districts residents to support local brand.

“Let us own this wine it is ours. The company received their winery licence and we are going to market it throughout South Africa”, said Mashologu.

Plans are underway to export the wine to China and Russia; so far the people can be able to purchase the chenin blanc and pinotage wines retail at R49.99 at their Komani Pick n Pay liquor store.

Written by: Asavela Fekema
Communications Intern
Border-Kei Chamber of Business

Countdown to SA Historic Grand Prix begins

Countdown to SA Historic Grand Prix begins


  • Only two months’ waiting left for pre-war motoring nirvana
  • Over 20 pre-war Grand Prix cars confirmed for the South African Historic Grand Prix Festival starting 25 November
  • Over 120 of the best classic cars confirmed for Garden Party display on 1 and 2 December

With just two months remaining until the start of the South Africa Historic Grand Prix Festival, excitement is growing amongst entrants and spectators alike. Recent outings for some of the cars at the Goodwood Revival will be their last until turning a wheel again in anger in East London on 25 November.

Over 20 Grand Prix cars are now confirmed for the historic reunion of some of the exact cars that raced in the South African Grand Prix between 1934 and 1939. Some of them are even winners of the race, including the inaugural race-winning Maserati 8CM and the 1937-winning ERA.


Never again will an assembly of pre-war machinery of this calibre be seen in South Africa. It’s a spectacle not to be missed with a historic opportunity to see these incredible cars up close and hear and smell their irreplaceable allure. All in the very place they competed some 80 years ago.

Much of the original Prince George Race Track in East London still exists. The cars will retrace the historic 17km circuit in a parade taking place between two short sprint races on the current track on 25 November. The road-going cars will then tour down to the Western Cape between the 26th and 30th November on some of the most scenic routes South Africa has to offer.

The event will culminate in a two-day Grand Prix Garden Party at Val de Vie Estate, located between Franschhoek and Paarl, where the public will have a further opportunity to interact with these spectacular cars on the pristine polo fields the estate is renowned for.  Supported by several car manufacturers and local classic car clubs presenting over 120 of their most interesting cars, the 1st and 2nd of December promises to be a classic car haven for enthusiasts at the luxury estate. The Grand Prix cars will be paraded on a short road circuit within the estate.

Also confirmed for the event are a number of Rileys, Bugattis, the Alfa Romeo Tipo B P3 from the 1936 race, a local Aston Martin Ulster, and another Ulster which is a very famous car, and a brace of ex-SA Grand Prix MGs, including the very K3 that Dick Seaman raced in the 1934 SAGP, amongst others.

Limited general access and VIP Hospitality tickets for both the East London Race event and the Grand Prix Garden Party are available for purchase at www.sahistoricgp.com or follow the event on Facebook – SA Historic Grand Prix Festival.


Issued by Meropa Communications on behalf of Speedstream Events Ltd

Media Contacts –


UK – Mark Woolley – mark@speedstreamgroup.com

SA – Patrick Gearing – patrickg@meropa.co.za

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Leadership Discussion 5 October | Golf Day 7 October

We would like to warmly invite you to our upcoming Leadership Discussion hosted by M&C Business Solutions the theme is “Leading with a heart of a Servant” on Friday the 5th October 2018 , registration starts at 13:00 and Discussion starts at 14:00 – 18:00.

On the panel we have General Bantu Holomisa, Monde Tabata, Les Holbrook and Simlindile Hintsa.

Kindly RSVP by the 30th October 2018.

We also have a Golf Day on Sunday the 7th October 2018 should you be interested for networking see poster attached.

We look forward to see you with active contribution and support to make this event successful.

Your prompt response will be highly appreciated.