Profile

Ilse is a freelance journalist and editor for hire. From 2017-2018, she was the motoring, ICT, and Logistics editor at Bizcommunity.com, the first-choice B2B news site in Africa. Prior to that, she was the editor of Marketing & Media Africa at Bizcommunity.com. She is still a contributing writer for Bizcommunity. In her spare time, she's probably surfing, hiking, or travelling - she has a long bucket list and very itchy feet. Email (note .co NOT .com) or or find her on Twitter.
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Experience

Group Editor
Bizcommunity.com - www.bizcommunity.com
1 May 2010 - 1 Jul 2018
#TriedAndTested: Refreshed Hyundai Creta and Tucson

I know comparisons can be a bit cliche, but that's basically what Hyundai has done with the Creta and Tucson...

By Ilse van den Berg 14 Sep 2018

Benguela Cove: more than just a wine farm

Drinking a glass of bubbly is not what I particularly felt like when I arrived at Benguela Cove on a cold and rainy winter's morning...

By Ilse van den Berg 12 Sep 2018

#TriedAndTested: Renault Megane RS Lux EDC

If you find yourself at Aldo Scribante Racetrack in Port Elizabeth and you have the opportunity to hop in the passenger seat with Michael Briggs behind the wheel of a new Renault Megane RS, you don't even think twice.

By Ilse van den Berg 27 Aug 2018

Failing at Flammkuchen, winning at wine tasting

Give me any recipe, or not even a recipe at all, and I'd be able to whip you up a finger-lick'n-good meal in no time. Pasta alla Norma, any type of risotto your heart desires, bobotie, or braaibroodjies...

By Ilse van den Berg 27 Aug 2018

Durbanville Hills reveals whimsical new wine range

Situated 20 minutes away from Cape Town's CBD, against the Tygerberg Hills, the winery not only offers an unobstructed view of Table Mountain, Table Bay, and Robben Island, but also an extraordinary terroir which makes for great wines - sold in many restaurants and shops nationwide...

By Ilse van den Berg 24 Aug 2018

#TriedAndTested: Meandering in the Midlands in the new Ford EcoSport

With its newly launched EcoSport, Ford decided to properly put it to the test...

By Ilse van den Berg 15 Aug 2018

#TriedAndTested: Volkswagen Touareg 3.0 V6 TDI

If you were hoping to get your hands on the new Volkswagen Touareg, I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news. It turns out they're all sold out already...

By Ilse van den Berg 13 Aug 2018

#TriedAndTested: Volvo XC60 D5 Geartronic AWD

In my younger mind, I always used to think a Volvo was the car of choice for older citizens...

By Ilse van den Berg 6 Aug 2018

Comfortable weekend cruising in the new Ford Kuga

At the end of a week, you have to leave extra early to miss Cape Town's Friday frenzy on the roads - especially if you're heading out of town past the Hottentots Holland mountains for the weekend...

By Ilse van den Berg 24 Jul 2018

#StartupStory: Driver Assess

Drawing on his risk control background, Keith Cunningham created Driver Assess which creates an extensive driver profile...

By Ilse van den Berg 23 Jul 2018

Good things happen in 3s - just ask Groot Constantia

Friday the 13th is a bit of an urban legend, eerie day for many. I remember my great-grandmother refused to set a foot out of bed on Friday the 13th. Perhaps she had a good reason...

By Ilse van den Berg 23 Jul 2018

#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

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