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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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Huibre-Mare and Louise-Mare Botes • The Tennis Prodigies

August 25, 2017
Bright Sparks • Huibre-Mare & Louise-Mare Botes

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose – Dr. Suess Meet Huibre-Mare and Louise-Mare Botes. The exceptionally gifted Tennis prodigies from Bloemfontein. Probably two of the most talented and dedicated young women we have ever met. To have such incredible focus and commitment at such a young age is truly remarkable! They both represented South Africa for the U14, U16 and U18 teams in tennis. Huibre-Mare was ranked the No. 1 school tennis player in South Africa and also won the South African National singles title. Louise-Mare was…

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Dr. Ricardo Peach • Director Vrystaat Kunstefees

July 28, 2017
Bright Sparks • Dr. Ricardo Peach

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time – Thomas Merton Meet Dr. Ricardo Peach. The phenomenal creative maestro behind the Vrystaat Kunstefees/Arts Festival. A virtuoso of note with a truly interesting and impressive CV: He is Director of the Vrystaat Kunstefees and also developed and is the Co-director of the Programme for Innovation in Artform Development at the University of the Free State, partnering with the Vrystaat Arts Festival. He managed the Capacity Development Program at the Australia Council for the Arts (2014). Was an independent cultural consultant with expertise in research and analysis,…

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Elizabeth Pretorius • Mumu and Me

May 25, 2017
Elizabeth Pretorius • Mumu and Me

Meet Elizabeth Pretorius. The beautiful and vibrant artist, photographer, designer and all-round enchanting creative behind the gorgeous Mommy blog and brand Mumu and Me. She is smart, passionate and seriously talented. Having recently launched an uber-chic contemporary e-commerce addition, the Mumu and Me shop, to her charming eponymous brand, it’s clear to see that this Mommy means business. We are delighted to introduce to you the very inspiring talent that is Elizabeth Pretorius. Today you are you. That is truer than true. There is no one alive who is you-er than you! Dr. Zeuss Name: Elizabeth Christina (Elani) Surname: Pretorius Age: 31 Profession/Life’s work: Blogger, Brand owner,…

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Adrian Saffy • Pure Adventures

April 27, 2017
Bright Sparks • Adventurer Adrian Saffy

Meet Adrian Saffy. The brave-hearted and resolutely spirited adventurer, trail runner, mountain biker, and endurance athlete of Pure Adventures. Attorney by day (SUPERman the rest of the time), he is event director of downright adrenaline fuelled outdoor races such as the 4Peakes, Sky run and the Wartrail challenge. A trailblazer. A true Maverick. Meet the buccaneer of extreme multi-sport Adrian Saffy. What I love most about this crazy life is the adventure of it • Juliette Binoche Name: Adrian Vincent Surname: Saffy Age: 48 Profession/Life’s work: Attorney; event organiser various other business ventures. So, what’s your story? Where were you…

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Evert Kleynhans • Rooistoel

March 31, 2017
Bright Sparks • Evert Kleynhans

Meet Evert Kleynhans. The vividly talented and fiercely passionate new media designer behind television and video production company Rooistoel. He’s a dreamer. An Entrepreneur. A round peg in a square hole. A true creative thinker who will inspire you with his fantastical stories and innovative ideas. We introduce to you family man, gentlemen and absolute tech aficionado Evert Kleynhans. Don’t be most people. Most people don’t achieve their dreams – Robert Kiyosaki Name: Evert Surname: Kleynhans Age:  14,813 days (on Friday 31 March 2017) Profession/Life’s work: Digital Storyteller (Whether you’re selling, promoting, documenting: if you’re doing it right, you’ll be telling a…

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FJ & Sumari Potgieter • Eye Poetry Photography

February 24, 2017
Eye Poetry Photography • FJ Potgieter & Sumari Potgieter

Meet FJ & Sumari Potgieter. The dynamic duo behind the uber successful wedding and lifestyle photography brand, Eye Poetry Photography. Virtuosos of note. They are talented, passionate and charming to boot. They are the exceptional husband and wife team who love to capture love. Responsible for the gorgeous photography on Hello Smart Blog, we are very honoured to collaborate with these two marvelously gifted artistic minds every month and also VERY proud to call them our friends. We introduce to you, the splendid FJ & Sumari Potgieter of Eye Poetry Photography. FJ Potgieter Name: Frederik Johannes Surname: Potgieter Age: 26…

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