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The Monastery merges with Pirates


By Sebastian Burger Follow @SebBurger House of Pirates Bar/pizzeria has been brought under the roof and management of Daniel Long, founder and long-time owner of The Monastery in Grahamstown. Pirates will essentially be operating as part of The Monastery and will offer students an exciting new experience and the return …

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The Rat and Parrot 2.0- bigger and better


  By Rhea MacDonald Follow @rheamacdonald Grahamstown’s most well-known restaurant and pub, The Rat and Parrot, has been undergoing renovations that have recently been completed, just in time for the arrival of Rhodes students. Service Manager Schalk van der Merwe says that the aim of the renovations is to enlarge …

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Grahamstown gains a new saint

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By Rhea MacDonald Follow @rheamacdonald Well known High Street restaurant La Trattoria closed its doors this January. A new restaurant, Saint’s Bistro, has bought the business and looks set to become a new town favourite. Kaira Bray, one of the owners at Saint’s and a 3rd year Psychology student at Rhodes, …

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Young entrepreneurs: what is your value proposition?


There has been a lot of talk on the radio recently about the state of entrepreneurship in South Africa and especially what young people need to do to be self-employed. A lot of this discussion has been triggered by the R34.1 million loan given to Khanyi Dhlomo by the National …

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Forbes lists world’s top billionaires


By Njabulo Nkosi The annual Forbes list of the richest billionaires constantly attracts much attention and interest around the world. Some have dropped and improved in the rankings, but most are no stranger to the list. Most of those listed are advanced in age and dabble in philanthropy, which denotes …

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