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Karla Pretorius • Protea Netball

February 28, 2021
Karla Pretorius • Protea Netball I LOVE BFN

There’s only one way to succeed in anything, and that is to give it everything • Vince Lombardi Meet Karla Pretorius. Player of the Tournament at the 2019 Vitality Netball World Cup. The first South African to feature in the Australian Super Netball league. Named one of the Mail & Guardian’s TOP 200 Young South Africans. Vice-captain of the SPAR Proteas. Dietician. Currently playing for Sunshine Coast Lightning, Karla is a Protea and Kovsie Netball LEGEND. We’re very proud to introduce to you one of the most hard-working, determined, down-to-earth, kick butt Bloem girls we know – Karla Preroius. Name: Karla Surname:  Pretorius Age: 30 Profession/Life’s…

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Shandor Potgieter • OFM

November 15, 2020
I Love Bloem | Shandor Potgieter

“I personally like being unique. I like being my own person with my own style and my own opinions and my own toothbrush”  Ellen DeGeneres Meet Shandor Potgieter. Radio host. Muso. Influencer. Family man and all-around COOL dude. To say the edgy rock-‘n-roll tattooed, long-distance-running, OFM Good Morning Breakfast host is NO ordinary guy, would be putting it mildly. But then again, who wants to be ordinary when you can be unique?! Always in the mood for a good vibe and a lekker laugh, meet the very witty, very entertaining Shandor Potgieter. Name: Shandor Surname: Potgieter Age: 29 Profession/Life’s work:…

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Cool Spots

The Social Food Club

March 9, 2020
The Social Food Club • I LOVE BFN

The Social Food Club 9 James Scott St, Brandwag, Bloemfontein, 9301 Instagram @socialfoodclub_    What’s in a name? In the case of The Social Food Club, it’s everything. When passionate owners Jamandi Bekker (of the #LekkerBekkers – winners of MNet’s My Kitchen Rules season one) and Petri Coetzen (the Brand virtuoso behind the legendary Mystic Boer) decided to collaborate on their à la mode eatery, they decided to harness all things they love the most: good food, lekker people and creating good vibes. Enter The Social Food Club – the eclectic Kitchen Bar on James Scott Street, where everything – from the…

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Brainy Business

6 new cars coming to South Africa in 2020 to get excited about

January 23, 2020
new cars coming to South Africa in 2020 - Toyota Corolla

South African motoring enthusiasts can expect an absolute bumper year for new cars coming to South Africa in 2020. Whether it be a face-lift, a new variant, or an all-new model, there are some fantastic vehicles on the way. The vehicles expected to hit our shores over the course of the this year, includes best-sellers like the Toyota Corolla and the ever popular crowd-pleaser – the Golf 8. All the major German marks will launch new vehicles. Audi has promised at least three new ‘models’ and Porsche also has a cracker sedan up their sleeve for 2020. Here’s a look…

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Style

Sporty Chic • How To Wear SweatGear Leggings To Work (and beyond)

October 10, 2019
SweatGear designed by Minnette • Hello Smart Blog

Yes, it may sound odd to sport your trusty SweatGear gym leggings to the office. BUT when dressed up with work-wear pieces, these sporty chic bottoms can be the secret to creating a polished-yet-comfortable look. For anyone who thinks leggings are strictly for working out, take a look at Chanel and Prada’s Spring/Summer 2019 runways. Both featured leggings and bike shorts! If there’s anything these designer examples have taught us, it’s that the comfortable staple is not only quite on point from a fashion-forward sense, but it has a proper place alongside your polished wardrobe pieces. And (when done right) can absolutely…

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Magriet Groenewald

September 1, 2019
Magriet Groenewald • Smart Social Media Masterclass #SSMM19

Fitting in is a short-term strategy that gets you nowhere. Standing out is a long-term strategy that takes guts • Seth Godin Meet Magriet Groenewald. Educator. Strategist. Entrepreneur. Social Media Maverick. Creator and crackerjack whiz behind the 28-Day-Facebook-Hero challenge and the hugely successful Instagram workshop GRAM-it with local mega-influencer Minki van der Westhuizen. With more than 21 000 followers on Facebook and a super fast growing Insta account, Magriet has the local Social Media scene sitting up and taking notice. Take a peek into the very savvy mind of Bloem-based digital talent Magriet Groenewald. Name: Magriet Surname: Groenewald Age: 38                  …

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Minnette Oliver • We Wear What

August 18, 2019
Minnette Oliver • We Wear What

Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak • Rachel Zoe Meet Minnette Oliver. Entrepreneur. Stylist. Designer. Influencer. Mastermind and creator of the uber popular fashion and style Facebook page, Instagram profile, blog and online shop – We Wear What. Minnette not only built a massively influential following on Social Media, but has translated her social privy into a hugely successful brand collaboration by making her design debut for trend-setting local active wear label SweatGear. Here’s a very special peek into the mind of Minnette – hands-down one of the most stylish women in Bloemfontein (and…

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Jadie Herbst • Jadie Professionals

August 11, 2019
Jadie Herbst • Jadie Professionals

Be a first-rate version of yourself, not a second-rate version of someone else • Judy Garland Meet Jadie Herbst. Passionate, ambitious, ridiculously talented and unapologetically herself. Jadie is the stylist that has turned the Bloemfontein hairdressing scene on it’s head. Part of the Millennial generation of innovators and trendsetters, Jadie was one of the first local hairstylists to utilise her social media presence like an absolute pro. She’s is a Wella Colour Master Expert, a GHD Brand Warrior and is considered to be one of the very best Blonde and Balayage specialists in the country. In fact, Jadie is SO…

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Style

Street Style • The K-Way Puffer and Smart Tees

July 30, 2019
Smart Team Street Style • The K-Way Puffer and Smart Tees

Introducing the custom OFS K-Way Puffer and Smart Tees collection for 2019. It’s no secret. The Smart Team LOVES our brand. Smart, sassy and stylish. We live it. We breathe it… And we most certainly WEAR it. We believe our brand is not just what we do, but HOW we do it and WHO we are. That’s why, every year, we celebrate SMART by designing a custom Smart Team Street Style collection. Our very own gear that we, the Smartguys and Smartgirls of OFS, get to wear PROUDLY to work (and beyond 🙂) It’s a bit like wearing our hearts on our sleeve,…

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Brainy Business

7 Smart Instagram Stories Hacks That Will Blow Your Mind

July 15, 2019
7 Smart Instagram Stories Hacks That Will Blow Your Mind

The best Instagram Stories hacks are usually top secret. Brands and businesses like to keep their tips and tricks to creating awesome stories posts under wraps – but we’re here to reveal 7 super cool Instagram Stories hacks to take your story to the next level! When it comes to making Instagram Stories stand out, some of the most useful features, editing tools and techniques are hidden to the naked eye. So we’ve unearthed them and shared our favorite, creative Instagram Stories hacks in one post. Keep reading to learn how you can make engaging, artistic, and effective stories with…

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