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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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Simple Stories

June 24, 2019
Simple Stories

Love the life you live. Live the life you love – Bob Marley Meet Simple Stories. They’re fresh, they’re interesting and they ooze talent. The proud Bloem boys are re-writing singer-songwriter simplicity with their cool acoustic sound and their proper muso talent. It’s no secret, the SMART Team loves a good tune, but when someone REALLY has something to say and they do it by playing not 1, not 2, but a multitude of instruments, you know that you’re in for a treat. Bloemfontein has an incredible pool of creative talent and the charming Simple Stories is certainly right up there with…

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Busi Maile • Smart Repair Group

September 25, 2018
Busi Maile • Smart Repair Group OFS Smart Repair C3 Auto Body Repair Academy

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower • Steve Jobs Meet Busi Maile. Intelligent, innovative and determined. Busi is as much a lady as she is a leader. Impeccably stylish and graciously smart, she is the dynamic CEO of C3 Auto Body Repair Academy, one of only three Merseta accredited auto body repair training centres county wide, as well as the Director of Stakeholder Relations & Procurement of OFS Smart Repair and the Smart Repair Group. A truly gifted and talented young professional, Busi started her first business in her 20s, a unique training program enabling disadvantaged youth to train and qualify as auto body repair…

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Schalk Bezuidenhout

July 25, 2018
Schalk Bezuidenhout • Funnyman by design

I never know when I am being funny, and the other way too. I don’t think you can think about that. I don’t think you can try to be funny. Some people are just funny • Christopher Walken Meet Schalk Bezuidenhout. Razor sharp, exceptionally sassy and smart as a whip. The brilliant funnyman brought the house down at his stand-up show SNORSEUN at the Vrystaat Kunstefees this year. Known for his eclectic woolly style and Adidas kicks, Schalk rocks a moustache and furry ‘fro like no other Afrikaans boytjie we’ve ever seen. Make no mistake – the knits might be…

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Annette Griesel • Little

June 6, 2018
Annette Griesel • Little

It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make BIG things happen • John Wooden Meet Annette Griesel. The absolutely lovely Momtrepreneur behind the delightful baby apparel and accessories brand, Little. Chic and refined yet with a casual charm, Annette is beautiful, bright and tremendously talented. She’s a passionate entrepreneur who’s serious about quality and sincerely believes in the heart of supporting local. Only using 100% natural & organic fabrics and water-based digital & screen printing techniques, all of Little’s collections are hand woven with love and care by South African weavers, the prints are hand drawn by local South…

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Margaret Whitfield • DJ Magpie

February 27, 2018
Margaret Whitfield • DJ Magpie • Bright Sparks

Ninjastic – the display of certain skills or abilities which are esentially ‘ninja’ in every way imaginable. Meet Margaret Whitfield. Razor sharp and superbly sassy. DJ Magpie is known for her impeccable taste in music and her stealth-like grammatical abilities. Not to mention her killer sense of humour. Attorney of law by day and Music Maven by night. Ninja and fantastic put into one – Ninjastic. She’s one of Bloemfontein’s paramount creative forces. An exceptional collaborator here at Hello Smart Blog and a true friend of the OFS Smart Repair Team. We are delighted to introduce to you, the tremendously talented and…

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Machiel and Jamandi Bekker • The #lekkerbekkers of MKR SA

November 24, 2017
Machiel and Jamandi Bekker • #lekkerbekkers MKR SA

As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was going to happen • Winnie-the-Pooh Meet Machiel and Jamandi Bekker. The local-is-truly-lekker dynamic duo of My Kitchen Rules SA. They are loads of fun, genuinely passionate and charming to boot. Loving nothing more than getting together with family and friends, their hearty food is delicious and their festive hospitality simply contagious. They are the exceptional husband and wife team who dared to take a chance on a culinary adventure of a lifetime and very quickly became the firm fan favourites of South Africa with their kind hearts and gutsy determination. They are…

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Leander Pienaar • Jetsport

October 26, 2017
Bright Sparks • Leander Pienaar

What good are wings without the courage to fly? Atticus Meet Leander Pienaar. The trailblazing, off-road racing entrepreneur behind the rip-roaring outdoor powersport dealership Jetsport. He’s talented, passionate and charming to boot. A buccaneer of note with a very impressive adrenaline infused CV: Started his racing career straight after school, participating in the South African Off-road Championship. Represented the South African Bombardier team in the Baja 1000 desert race in Mexico. Won the 800km Roof of Africa Cross Country Motorcycle race – twice! Raced with the Australasian safari champ, Dave Mcshane, in the SA Cross Country series for team Fox…

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Christoff Steyn • Roodt Architects

September 29, 2017
Bright Sparks • Christoff Steyn Roodt Architects

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you anywhere – Albert Einstein Meet Christoff Steyn. The superbly gifted Architectural Retail and Interior Designer of Roodt Architects. A bona fide man of style. He is smart, sophisticated and seriously talented. A true creative thinker who will inspire you with his imaginative designs and innovative ideas. His passion for great design is apparent in all he does. He is the mastermind and architectural designer behind exceptional buildings and their outstanding interiors such as The Pienaar House, The Central Media head office and the NEW OFS Smart Repair HQ. Here is…

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