Above: Stellenbosch’s Aan de Gragt building and mountains. Photo: Francois Lombaard.

– Lia Snijman

The weekly news round-up is a weekly combination of news relevant to the Stellenbosch community which has not been covered by us in detail elsewhere, as well as some of our articles you might have missed.

Covid-19
The total amount of Covid-19 infections in Stellenbosch is now 2100. Recoveries have risen to 1973 and deaths to 82. Currently, there are 45 active Covid-19 cases in Stellenbosch.

Sandra Maritz, the Western Cape’s department of Health spokesperson for the Cape Winelands, has reminded residents that they must go into isolation if they have been in close contact with somebody that has Covid-19 or while they are waiting for the results to their Covid-19 test.

Social run and kids ride
The Stellenbosch Triathlon Squad is organising a social run and kids ride for Saturday 2 October at 8:00. People will be meeting up at Specialised Stellenbosch to run or walk through the vineyards while kids can join the kids club ride. There will be coffee and lucky draws afterwards. For more information, you can email sts@triathlonsquad.co.za.

New culinary bursary available
Aspiring chefs that will be studying with the Institute for Culinary Arts next year can now apply for a new bursary. The Flori and Koelsoem VIA bursary will be available to students on the Stellemploy campus.

In case you missed it
Rascallion Wines, the Stellenbosch based wine brand, linked up with Dignity Dreams, which provides comfort and menstrual health education to young women and girls from disadvantaged and at-risk communities in South Africa.

E’Bosch could not hold their regular yearly awards ceremony due to Covid-19, but continued in a scaled down manner. They took the time to honour those that helped out Stellenbosch’s different communities in times of need. Please note that this article is in Afrikaans. 

Ying-Shan Tseng is a matric student who has often been described as prodigious for her musical talent, despite extra challenges she faces as somebody who is visually impaired. Her parents have recently opened a shop, Veganic, in Stellenbosch and she comes here for music lessons as well.