Ilse is a group editor at, the first-choice B2B news site in Africa. She is the former editor of Marketing & Media Africa at and is also a contributing lifestyle and travel writer. In her spare time, she also does some freelance writing & editing (when she's not surfing, hiking, or travelling). Email or find her on Twitter.
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#StartupStory: Aura security app to aid beleaguered Uber drivers

A revolutionary new app that provides speedy security assistance and cuts emergency response times has become a welcome safety measure, especially for beleaguered Uber drivers...

By Ilse van den Berg 13 Jul 2018

How I became a "Nederburg Wooded Wine Expert" in just one day

A glass of heartwarming sweet wine, a couple of smiling faces, and mouth-watering canapes welcomed us upon arrival at Nederburg in Paarl...

By Ilse van den Berg 12 Jul 2018

#TriedAndTested: New Mini Cooper and Mini Cooper S

The Mini Cooper has always been one of my secret favourites. Secret because, well, I didn't want to hurt my little trusty steed's feelings. But now that I've driven two of the new facelifted Mini Coopers, I am in a pickle... I want one!

By Ilse van den Berg 9 Jul 2018

#TriedAndTested: Hyundai H1 Bus

It's funny how you only become aware of certain cars on the road once you drive one of them. I found this again the other day when I drove Hyundai's refreshed H1 Bus...

By Ilse van den Berg 3 Jul 2018

#TriedAndTested: BMW i8 and i3

When you get into a car with flip-up, gull-wing doors, you cannot help but feel excited. Especially if it's a BMW i8 Roadster and it's the only one in South Africa...

By Ilse van den Berg 29 Jun 2018

#YouthMonth: The superpower that enables you to design the future

WeThinkCode_ is a network of tech institutions dedicated to deliver Africa's human potential and meet the demand for software engineering skills...

By Ilse van den Berg 26 Jun 2018

Bonnievale Wines' The River Collection: fresh, fun and fabulous

We recently headed out of town to attend Bonnievale Wines' new premium wine range launch, dubbed The River Collection. A fitting name, seeing that the Breede River is the main, life-giving artery of this region...

By Ilse van den Berg 25 Jun 2018

#TriedAndTested: New Nissan Micra

The fifth generation Nissan Micra represents a significant progression in design. It has undergone a complete transformation from cute and bubbly to downright sophisticated and sexy...

By Ilse van den Berg 22 Jun 2018

And the Kuga reputation once more goes up in flames...

NEWSWATCH: The N3 south, near the London Road off-ramp near Sandton, saw some fireworks yesterday as another Ford Kuga burst into flames...

By Ilse van den Berg 19 Jun 2018

#YouthMonth: This 16-year-old developer is dominating the gaming industry

16-year-old self-taught game developer, Brandon Kynoch, is dominating the gaming industry with the App Store having chosen his game, Torus., as its 'Game of the Day' in 137 App Stores worldwide...

By Ilse van den Berg 19 Jun 2018

#TriedAndTested: The all-new Suzuki Swift

Suzuki is targeting millennials with its all-new Suzuki Swift model which it hopes will give them "all the right feels"...

By Ilse van den Berg 18 Jun 2018

#StartupStory: BlockMesh

BlockMesh is enabling cost-free communication by creating a global mesh network which allows its users to skip typical cellular and ISP "toll roads"...

By Ilse van den Berg 12 Jun 2018

#TriedAndTested: VW Tiguan Allspace 2.0TDI 4Motion Comfortline

Volkswagen's new Tiguan Allspace model is spacious, elegant, and smooth. The main highlight of the Allspace is the fact that it has an extra row of seats, making it a large and versatile seven-seater SUV...

By Ilse van den Berg 8 Jun 2018

Constantia Valley celebrates 333 years

Did you know that the Constantia Valley is celebrating 333 years of winemaking in the region this year? I'd say it's a pretty good reason to celebrate when so many businesses close their doors after two years...

By Ilse van den Berg 6 Jun 2018

Get to the pump! Official petrol price for June

NEWSWATCH: South Africans face yet another tight month as fuel prices soar to a record high this June. The department of energy has announced a heavy increase in petrol and diesel prices as of tomorrow, Wednesday, 6 June 2018...

By Ilse van den Berg 5 Jun 2018

Taking telecoms to the next level: Who needs a long-term contract?

The average South African has experienced the sheer frustration that comes as part of the service provider package once you sign on the dotted line, especially when it comes to telecoms service providers...

By Ilse van den Berg 4 Jun 2018

The West Coast is a wondrous place for a wine-tasting

Five hours on the N7 in a van is unnerving even to the most easy-going traveller. Even so, the scenery is pleasant on the eyes and good for the heart. Philadelphia, Malmesbury, Morreesburg, Piketberg for a quick pitstop to stretch legs, and off we were again...

By Ilse van den Berg 4 Jun 2018

#TriedAndTested: Renault Clio R.S. 18 F1

We recently had the opportunity to test Renault's new collector's edition, the Clio R.S. 18 F1, at Zwartkops Raceway in Gauteng...

By Ilse van den Berg 4 Jun 2018

#AfricaMonth: How Africa's auto industry is faring on the digitisation front

Digital transformation is affecting and reshaping the entire automotive business model - from design and production to distribution and retail. We find out more from Lee Naik, CEO of TransUnion...

By Ilse van den Berg 1 Jun 2018

#YouthMonth: Equipping unemployed youth aboard the SA Agulhas vessel

According to Trading Economics the youth unemployment rate in South Africa increased to 52.40% in the first quarter of 2018 from 51.10% in the fourth quarter of 2017. Luckily the maritime industry is doing its part in lowering these numbers...

By Ilse van den Berg 1 Jun 2018

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