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THE CRYPT

A TOUR OF KLEIN JAN’S ROOT CELLAR Creating a new …

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PRIDE OF THE SWARTLAND

MAKING JAN ORGANIC OLIVE OIL Over the years, living in …

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JAN-BOERERAATJIES

BOERERAATJIES

A SMALL COLLECTION OF HOME REMEDIES FROM OUR PAST Boererate, …

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JAN-KITCHEN MYTHS STORY

KITCHEN MYTHS

A NOSTALGIC LOOK AT OUR CULINARY SUPERSTITIONS You know, there …

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SOMETHING TO PROOF

WHY AND HOW TO USE A PROOFING BASKET The longer …

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MY FRANSE KOSVERHAAL

Elke storie het ‘n begin. Myne begin aan die tafels …

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JAN-KFM BOUJEE BRAAI

WHAT HAPPENED AT THE KFM BOUJEE BRAAI?

Last Friday night, on 5 March 2021, I hosted a …

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JAN-BAZAAR

HOW BAZAAR

A LOOK AT ONE OF SOUTH AFRICA’S MOST NOSTALGIC PASTIMES …

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Lifestyle Stories
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A HELPING HAND

WHY HAND SANITISER IS HERE TO STAY  Grabbing a bottle …

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COMFORT CRAVING

The whole world is still living with the restrictions of …

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JAN-KITCH

KITSCH COMEBACK

THE REVIVAL OF 1970S GLAMOUR Don’t go pfffft! just yet. …

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MY THING FOR UNIFORMS

THE POWER OF YOUR PERSONAL STYLE   We chefs are …

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TALK TO THE HAND

Now as ubiquitous as using a knife and fork, hand …

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TRAVEL Stories
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NAILING YOUR ROAD TRIP

ESSENTIALS TO MAKE HITTING THE ROAD A BREEZE   It’s February (already!), the holidays (was it a holiday?) are a long-forgotten memory involving specifically not …

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SNACKING SOUTH AFRICA

A TOUR OF OUR FAVOURITE SNACKS One of the best parts about creating JAN the Journal Volume 6 was going on a real, don’t-make-‘em-like-they-used-to, authentically …

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GO SLOW

Our New Appetite for Slow Travel   Remember the Y2K hype? All that talk about how planes would fall from the sky at midnight, how …

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ON THE WATERFRONT

There are some Capetonians who won’t admit to liking the Waterfront, but deep down, they secretly do.

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DWARSKERSBOS

One of my favourite things to do when I come home is to look for a beautiful, quiet place to spend a few days just to recharge.

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ABOUT THE JOURNEY

One thing that has never changed is my love for discovering new people and places – a passion that I have found is greatly enhanced by the way you travel,

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A VISIT TO THE RUNGIS MARKET

On the southern outskirts of Paris – in an area whose name has become synonymous with the largest…

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Before The Horizon

The need to travel is a deeply human trait that some believe hails from our nomadic past as a species. So, when struck by a worldwide pandemic,

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DWARSKERSBOS

One of my favourite things to do when I come home is to look for a beautiful, quiet place to spend a few days just to recharge.

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JAN | Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen | Stories

ABOUT THE JOURNEY

One thing that has never changed is my love for discovering new people and places – a passion that I have found is greatly enhanced by the way you travel,

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Stories about people
JAN-CARL WASTIE

BOUJEE UP YOUR BRAAI GAME

Q&A WITH KFM’S CARL WASTIE  Tuning in to KFM’s Flash Drive between 3 and 7 on any weekday afternoon, you may have heard Carl Wastie’s energetic voice beaming over the airwaves, somehow always …

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THE ART OF NERIKOMI

A VISIT TO DANIEL BRAND’S CERAMICS STUDIO   What you serve a dish on is just as important as what goes into the dish. Your …

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THE SKIN I LIVE IN

Q&A with The Beauty Therapy Institute At the time that the Beauty Therapy Institute was founded in 1996 there was a shortage of colleges offering …

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French Lessons, A Coming of Age

As a young girl growing up on the South African platteland, I had very little in the fashion stakes …

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After the Swan Song

There is something I’ve always found fascinating about people: some of us have a clear vision of what we want to do, some of us …

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Q&A with La Motte’s Edmund Terblanche

Over the course of his tow-decade-long career at La Motte Wine Estate, Edmund Terblanche has not …

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JAN wins a SAFTA

When we made JAN the TV show, it was uncharted territory for me, so I was absolutely overwhelmed by people’s responses. Some of our viewers …

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Q&A with De Grendel Winemaker, Charles Hopkins

Charles Hopkins is one of South Africa’s winemaking elite. After graduating from Elsenburg College, the prestigious Stellenbosch-based school of winemaking, in 1986, he honed his …

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