Month: February 2016

South Africa’s first black female winemaker ready to go it alone

South Africa’s booming wine industry “What is wine? Is it a cider or something? I hated the first sip.” That was Ntsiki Biyela’s first reaction after she won a scholarship to study winemaking in 1998. Now she’s an international award winning vintner and resident winemaker at the Stellekaya winery in Stellenbosch — east of Cape …

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Tech tackles the refugee crisis

There are nearly 1 million displaced Syrian children. Techfugees wants to use tech to improve things like education. Solving the refugee crisis should be a collaborative effort. That’s the message of a global grassroots nonprofit called Techfugees. Techfugees held its first U.S.-based event on Tuesday. Roughly 180 tech professionals gathered in New York City at …

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