Category: People of Pretoria

People of Pretoria

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. […]

Entertainment, People of Pretoria

7 minutes with Nicholis Louw

October 31, 2019, Author: bianca

He sang in pubs at the age of 13, he’s been flying solo in the industry for 16 years and you might not know it, but he’s got an opera background. Nicholis Louw is full of surprises at the end of this year… What’s new? […]

People of Pretoria

7 Minutes with Roan Ash

October 1, 2019, Author: bianca

Pretoria-born Roan van As is currently South Africa’s favourite country and blues singer. His authenticity is tangible, which is something you don’t find every day; a character trait true to Pretoria. Where did you grow up? I grew up in Waverley. Yes, I’m from the […]

People of Pretoria

Siba, Keeping SA’s cuisine alive

September 6, 2019, Author: bianca

She shines with pride, dignity and poise and is a true ambassador of South Africa, its heritage and its cuisine. Siba’s Table When Food Network was looking for some fresh talent, they initially had a male chef in mind. They were looking for someone young […]

People of Pretoria

Charné Bosman – Yes, I am

August 1, 2019, Author: bianca

An icy wind was blowing when we met at Spout Coffee. She was warmly wrapped in sporty attire with shiny, silver sneakers and we luckily found a cosy spot next to a heater. Charné Bosman, sponsored by Murray & Roberts, just ran the Comrades and […]

People of Pretoria

Angelique Gerber – Let it Grow

August 1, 2019, Author: bianca

Angelique Gerber’s heart burns with an unstoppable passion for women and children. For her, being a woman is to let the sun shine on others, to let that green monster go and to always keep growing. When her first born was six months old, she […]

People of Pretoria

7 Minutes with Leon Gropp

July 1, 2019, Author: bianca

If you’ve never met a Jack of all trades, meet Mr. Gropp. He’s a songwriter, a brilliant guitar player, has a next-level singing voice and he is a presenter on kykNET’s Ontbytsake. He is also busy building a recording studio with one of his mates […]

People of Pretoria

People of Pretoria – Anke Potgieter

April 29, 2019, Author: renate

For Anke Potgieter, wife and mother from Meyerspark, Pretoria in five words is Jacarandas, thunderstorms, Afrikaans, vibrant and crafty. Anke is the owner of a newly founded catering business (so new, it doesn’t even have a name yet), and supplies Birillo Coffee Shops with delectable […]

People of Pretoria

Meet Richard van Zyl – A man for adventure

March 25, 2019, Author: renate

If Richard had to convince an out of towner to move to Pretoria, he’d lure them with its friendly people, the variety of entertainment and its country feel.   Richard van Zyl, Senior Project Manager at Turner and Townsend, lives in Equestria with his wife, Linde […]

Accommodation, People of Pretoria

HOOD SCOUTING

March 25, 2019, Author: renate

Waterkloof is a suburb filled with natural beauty, unique, local art and quintessential cuisine.   Waterkloof has become home to some of the city’s most expensive real estate, with lovely hilltop homesteads. It also seems to be one of the more health-conscious suburbs of Pretoria, with quite a number of unique […]