Italy in South Africa

Success Stories in the Rainbow Nation

William Kentridge: Moving Pictures

William Kentridge is undoubtedly one of Johannesburg’s most successful artists working today. As a multi-disciplinary artist, Kentridge works in a wide variety of mediums….

Eataly: The world’s most admired food

Eataly was created in 2004 by business mastermind Oscar Farinetti, and promotes healthy, locally sourced eating habits worldwide. Recently, Eataly celebrated an addition…

Oscar Farinetti, CEO of Eataly

The way to the My Italian Link team’s heart is through their stomachs! That’s why we were so excited to speak with Oscar Farinetti….

Antonella Nonino on the Grappa Nonino Empire

What started as a humble travelling sales cart in Ronchi di Percoto is today a veritable grappa empire! The Nonino family’s perfect combination of…

Grappa Nonino, the essence of perfection

Grappa Nonino by Numbers:   1897: The year the Grappa Nonino story began in Ronchi di Percoto 5: Generations…

Matters of Land and Labour with Artist Michele Mathison

Throughout his career as an artist, Michele Mathison has been making work that engages with issues central to the lives of the economically disenfranchised…

Artemide, the Bright Spark of Interior Design

Those who say beauty does not last clearly do not know about Artemide, a world leader in interior design which creates timeless objects selling…

Aranda Textile Mills: Weaving cultures together

A household name in home and fashion blankets, Aranda exemplifies South Africa’s melange of cultures and traditions. What started as an Italian company escaping…

Dante Alighieri Society Johannesburg 90th Anniversary

Johannesburg’s Dante Alighieri Society Turns 90

The Dante Alighieri Society in Johannesburg turned 90 this year (2017)! How to celebrate such a significant birthday? A beautiful gala dinner of…

Marco Cianfanelli Projected Development

The public & private art of Marco Cianfanelli

Born and bred in the melting pot that is Johannesburg, Marco Cianfanelli makes art that combines numerous contradictions. Monumental and intimate, organic and rigid, historical…