Monthly Archives: May 2011

Hooked on trout

IT is hard to believe that 25 years ago, when the Stubbs brothers – Andrew, David and Greg – scooped their first tussling netfuls of market-ready rainbow trout from the few tanks they had installed alongside the crystal clear stream … Continue reading

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Spotting a fake artwork

THE hullaballoo that erupted in 2009 regarding the authenticity of Vladimir Tretchikoff’s Lost Orchid, which was sold for a record R3.2-million at the Brett Kebble auction in May that year, reminded people once again about the worrying phenomenon of forged … Continue reading

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Sex up your soup

THE problem with soup, said my über-hyper marketing-guru friend, Emile, as he paused momentarily between spoonfuls of vichyssoise at a recent dinner party, is that it has a boring image. It needs, he went on, to undergo an extreme brand … Continue reading

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How green is your office?

IT’S no surprise that green jargon has dominated the raft of new words that has been added to the annually updated Oxford English Dictionary in recent years. After all, while words like “carbon footprint”, “green audit” and “carbon neutral” germinated … Continue reading

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