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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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Tony Peng • ENVIE

November 25, 2016
Tony Peng ENVIE Hellosmartblog

Meet Tony Peng. The absolutely superb artistic mind behind creative lifestyle and concept design company ENVIE. He’s a visionary. An entrepreneur. A Trendsetter who will dazzle you with his fantastical talent and ingenious designs. He is Creative Director of the VIE Business Network, TEDxBloemfontein and BDG, owner of NOIR Floral Addict, lecturer and brand consultant… All of that AND an all-a-round gentlemen to boot. Take a peek into the marvelous mind of Mr. Tony Peng – We are truly inspired! People will stare. Make it worth their while. – Harry Winston Name: Tony Peng Age: 29 Profession/Life’s work: Entrepreneur and Events designer…

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BMWP • Boonzaier Meyer Wentzel Physiotherapy

October 28, 2016
Boonzaier Meyer Wentzel Physiotherapy

Meet the partners of BMWP – Boonzaier Meyer Wentzel Physiotherapy. Dana Boonzaier, Riaan Meyer and Schalk Wentzel are pioneering, passionate and witty to boot. Providing a broad range of innovative physiotherapy assessments, treatments and education, Boonzaier Meyer Wentzel Physiotherapy always aims to be original, inventive and advanced. Thinking out of the box seems to be a specialty of this razor sharp trio – Meet the Mavericks of Physiotherapy. Dana Boonzaier Age: 34 Profession/Life’s work: Physiotherapist and part-time property investor. Riaan Meyer Age: 30 something (39) Profession/Life’s work: Physiotherapist and entrepreneur Schalk Wentzel Age: 27 Profession/Life’s work: Physiotherapist and entrepreneur So what’s the story of the Boonzaier Meyer Wentzel…

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Casper Bosman • Casper Designer Wear

September 30, 2016
Casper Bosman • Casper Designer Wear

Fashions fade, style is eternal – Yves Saint Laurent Meet Casper Bosman. The superbly talented founder of Casper Designer Wear. He’s an entrepreneur. A creative soul. A designer, visionary and romantic. A man of true style, his designs will transport you to a time of glamour and elegance all the while still being utterly modern. Dressing many dazzling celebrities such as Lorna Maseko, Tatum Keshwar, Christina Storm, Melinda Bam and Miss World Rolene Strauss (to name but a few!), Casper weaves dreams of enchanting colour and exquisite fabric. The Casper Designer Wear label includes mesmerizing bespoke wedding gowns, evening wear…

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Johan Cronje • South African Athlete

August 26, 2016
Johan Cronje

Meet Johan Cronje. South African track and field star, Olympian, Sport and Financial manager and all-a-round super nice guy. Johan is a 7 x National Champion who specialises in the 1500 metres event. With a personal best of 3:31.93 he is the current South African record holder in the 1500 metres. Want to know what goes on in the mind of a pro athlete? We’ll here’s your chance to pick his brain… Name: Johan (Tobias) Surname: Cronje Age: 34 Profession/Life’s work: SA Track & Field athlete/Sport & Financial Manager So, what’s your story? Where were you born? Bloemfontein Where did you go to school? Grey…

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Christo Smit • Urbanjava

July 29, 2016
Christo Smith Art Director Urbanjava

Meet Christo Smit. The insanely talented founder, Art Director and entrepreneur of Urbanjava. Specializing in digital design and brand communication across multiple platforms and channels, Christo is the yin to the yang of Hello Smart Blog. An incredible collaborator with a radical flair, we proudly introduce to you, the superb designer and Art Director behind the Hello Smart Blog and OFS Smart Repair brands. Name: Christo Surname: Smit Age: 29 years YOUNG Profession/Life’s work: Entrepreneur and Founder of Urbanjava / Art Director | Co-Founder: Easy Student (Tech Start-up) So, what’s your story? Being born as a child of wonder, I was…

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