Video: Greg Minnaar & Andrew Neethling Explore Pietermaritzburg’s Best Riding

Jessica Wong
Words: Andrew Neethling

As a young mountain biker growing up in South Africa, I, like all my peers, looked up to Greg Minnaar. It’s not always easy to breakthrough onto the world stage when you’re from the southern tip of the African continent, but Greg showed us that it was possible. Indeed he did much more than just break through, he broke records.

After following in his footsteps and racing alongside Greg on the World Cup circuit for fourteen years, I am once again watching from the sidelines, fascinated not only by his ability but also his longevity.

With the

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Date Night is a great time to explore the local restaurant scene

Jessica Wong

Flash fried calamari from Willow’s Bistro

By Algenon Cash

I love a great date night!

I’m a romantic at heart and my amorous side perks up when I’m carefully planning small details and playing host to my date. The fact I relish date night is perhaps the reason I’ve never been married.

So when a close friend decided to make a special birthday visit from Atlanta, I just had to pull out all the stops. My initial reaction was to cook and plan a quiet evening at home. But then it dawned on me: let’s use this as an opportunity

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Vidyard Releases New Documentary Film “re:connection” to Explore the Expanding Role of Video in a Virtual Business World

Jessica Wong

KITCHENER, Ontario–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Vidyard and Media One Creative today announced the release of re:connection,” a short documentary film exploring how video creates human connections in a digital business world. The film features a diverse set of experts ranging from a neuroscientist to an unlikely TikTok star discussing how video and shared content experiences help create personal connections in a world where businesses and individuals are reinventing how they reach their audiences in authentic ways.

Accelerated by the pandemic, the digital-first era has arrived in full force. And while video technology has helped ease the change, businesses

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7 National Pavilions at the 2021 Venice Biennale that Explore Migration and its Impact on Built Environments

Jessica Wong

7 National Pavilions at the 2021 Venice Biennale that Explore Migration and its Impact on Built Environments

Several recurring qualities and topics were explored at the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale, answering curator Hashim Sarkis’ question of “How Will We Live Together”. Sarkis called upon architects “to imagine spaces in which we can generously live together”, spaces that are unbound by spatial or social contracts, and are flexible enough to welcome individuals and make them find a sense of belonging in an entirely different

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Blue Whole Gallery to explore ‘Color and Light’

Jessica Wong

Layered glass sculptor Deborah Harrison and watercolorist Jolene Sanborn are the featured artists of the month of July at the Blue Whole Gallery, with an exhibit dubbed “Color and Light.”

The community is invited to meet Harrison and Sanborn at the gallery, 129 W. Washington St., during the First Friday Art Walk from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, July 2.

“While I am always happy to share what inspires my designs, I am delighted when viewers simply respond viscerally to the exquisite, luminous beauty that stained glass offers,” Harrison said.

She said the translucent hues of stained glass have mesmerized her

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