Banana Jam Cafe – Kenilworth Cape Town

Headquarters of South Africa’s CRAFT BEER REVOLUTION.
A phenomenal range of both local and imported beers.

Their Caribbean menu takes a step out of the ordinary: All chicken and eggs are free range.

Tel: 021 674 0186. 157 2nd Avenue, Harfield Village, Kenilworth, Cape Town

Website: http://www.bananajamcafe.co.za
FB: /Pages/Banana-Jam-Cafe/159500330781316
Twitter: @BananaJamCafe

‘Support your Local’

This is a huge concept overseas and so crucial to develop more into our culture of thinking in SA.
At every level, supporting your local boosts industry instead of importing and makes so much sense!

Initially, this wil be a category heavily crowded with Craft Beer tales and local Markets worth checking out.
We absolutely thrilled that South Africans can enjoy a variety of beer & ales brewed locally.

You may have observed that there are already a decent number of Breweries in SA now, and the number will definitely grow.
We’ll highlight 1 – 2 beers from each brewery and tell you why we reckon their product resists the ordinary.

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Boycott = Voting. Who’s on our Boycott list?

Remember: Your spending votes and shapes the world we live in. This list will become much longer but initial culprits we recommend to NOT support:

  1. Proctor & Gamble (test on animals! Chances are you unknowingly have household items in your home from this corporate giant)
  2. All the fragrance, skin care and make up brands that you see when you walk into an Edgars. Yes! All of them! (test on animals)
  3. Johnson & Johnson (the biggest organ in your body is your skin. It’s highly absorbant. Your baby’s body should not be exposed to all the synthetics in this product)
  4. Nestlé (evil) own Loreal (animal testing)
  5. Macdonalds (low grade, factory farmed meat, children media targeting)
  6. KFC (factory farmed, genetically modified chickens)
  7. Garments made in China (major sweat shop issues likely: South Africa’s garment industry collapsed and many lost their jobs as we cannot compete with slave labour prices)
  8. Monsanto (patenting the world’s free seeds, bankrupting poor farmers for fertilisers or reuse of GM seeds, bankrupting organic farmers who’s crops turned GM from neighbouring GM Monsanto fields)

…And Yes, before you say it, we agree:
Clearly boycotting is a luxury of choice available to only those who can afford, this Blog is aimed at folks who spend their salary freely or without minimal thought etc etc.
Reminder: Not all boycott decisions imply a higher price. Initially it requires you to have curiousity & to start inspecting the labelling of items you regularly pick up off the shop shelf.

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Imagery from: www.indiegogo.com

Carlyles on Derry – Vredehoek Cape Town

At the foot of Cape Town’s stunning table mountain are the slopey charming streets of Vredehoek.

“Whether it be a quiet after work drink, an intimate dinner or a boisterous celebration of sorts, we cater for all occasions.

We endeavor to use the finest, freshest local and seasonal ingredients available.
All our chicken is certified organic free-range and all eggs used are free-range, with vegetables sourced daily.”

Wheat free pizza & gluten free pasta options available!

Italian menu themes offering delicious thin-based, oven-baked gourmet pizzas.
Fresh handmade pasta dishes, salads & a variety of meat and fish dishes, affordably priced.

Tel: 021 461 8787. 17 Derry street, Vredehoek, Cape Town
Website: http://www.carlyles.co.za
Twitter: @CarlylesonDerry