Category: People of Pretoria

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Chef of the Month: Ivan Richards

May 8, 2020, Author: bianca

In a small suburb between Queenswood and Waverley called Moregloed, Chef Ivan Richards experiments and works his foodie magic – a passion inspired by his grandmother, Frieda Helena Smit, who raised him and put him through school by baking rusks, koeksisters and fudge on the […]


Win with Dr. Juanri Jonck

May 4, 2020, Author: bianca

7 Minutes with Dr. Juanri Jonck She’s the owner of LifeLAB and works as medical doctor and health coach together with a group of phenomenal Pretoria-based, female entrepreneurs. The topic on everyone’s lips: Corona. Dr. Juanri says she is very impressed with the way President […]

Dining Out, People of Pretoria

Chef & Guests: Professional cooking in your very own kitchen

April 21, 2020, Author: bianca

Growing up, people who hired chefs to cook at their homes were stereotyped as rich and often a little snobbish. Today, with the strict laws on drinking and driving, we don’t think it’s such a bad idea. We went ahead and tried it and we […]

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7 Min with Martin Bester

April 6, 2020, Author: bianca

Martin accompanies thousands of people on their daily commute. Most famous for hosting ‘Breakfast with Martin Bester’ on Jacaranda FM every weekday morning from 6am to 9am, he is also a beloved musician. We got to know him a little better… Tell us more about […]

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CLOSED. Win with Honey Bee Baker

March 5, 2020, Author: bianca

The bee’s knees! The engineer turned baker, Melissa du Plessis has been breaking boundaries in baking since 2016. Her success speaks volumes of her incredible talent and her witty personality. Melissa du Plessis is a qualified industrial engineer and self-taught baker. She has never been […]

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7 Minutes with Elise Serfontein

March 4, 2020, Author: bianca

As the director and founder of, Elise Serfontein has always had a passion for wildlife, but her purpose and life goal is to stop the relentless poaching of our rhinos and to conserve these majestic creatures for future generations. Please share a little bit […]

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7 Minutes with Lindie Strydom

January 20, 2020, Author: bianca

She’s a beacon of hope in the city of Jacarandas with stars in her eyes and faith in the future. Lindie Strydom is someone you want to keep tabs on as she searches for and finds ways to make a difference in Pretoria and its community.  She’s been […]

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Inspiration of note

December 3, 2019, Author: bianca

CH2 Guitar Duo Proud members of the Grammy Foundation, CH2 Guitar Duo has been known to wow their audiences with their exquisite talent and fast fingers and many aspire to play that way. The renowned duo continuously pushes boundaries when it comes to the classical […]

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7 Minute met Douvoordag

December 2, 2019, Author: bianca

Daar is ’n varsheid in die lug. ’n Varsheid wat jou in ’n nuwe begin, ’n tweede kans laat glo. Dit is wat Jattie en Ilse de Beer van die groep Douvoordag met hul saamdra – die avontuur van nuwe uitdagings. Die ontmoeting Jattie was […]

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Jo Black – More than guitar and beard

October 31, 2019, Author: bianca

He might refer to himself as a “skarminkel” from Pretoria North, but he’s been dubbed South Africa’s George Clooney and he is clearly also not just a singer-songwriter, but a formidable entrepreneur. Six years ago, Jo Black never imagined to be where he is today. […]