Neal Farrell

Neal Farrell

CEO

Notorious for:
Climbing mountains on 2 wheels.

Loves most about life:
Getting out to places seldom visited by humans.

Favourite pastime:
Riding in the mountains with my mates or just being at home.

Things that dumbfound:
Animal cruelty and littering.

Best holiday destination:
The Kruger National Park, anywhere in Italy and December in Knysna with friends.

Christelle Grobler

Christelle Grobler

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Notorious for:
Zoning out (day-dreaming) and not listening to conversation.

Loves most about life:
Chocolate, ice cream, Nutella, my freakishly cute cats and my hubby.

Favourite pastime:
Watching series, making stuff, knitting & crochet.

Things that dumbfound:
When you write an email asking three to five questions, and when you receive the reply only zero to one of your questions got answered. That’s a (facepalm) moment.

Best holiday destination:
Anywhere pretty.

Jane Smith

Jane Smith

CHIEF CONTENT OFFICER

Notorious for:
Putting my foot in it.

Loves most about life:
Time with friends and family.

Favourite pastime:
Spending summer days at Newlands watching Test cricket.

Things that dumbfound:
When the tight forwards insist on standing in the flyhalf channel and slowing down the game.

Best holiday destination:
Italy.

Anitta Banjwa

Anitta Banjwa

JUNIOR WRITER/SUB-EDITOR

Notorious for:
Having an opinion about almost EVERYTHING. Big glasses of wine, books and discovering new food spots.

Loves most about life:
The fact that nothing stays the same. I love that there is so much beauty around me and the opportunity to explore.

Favourite pastime:
Snuggling up with a glass of wine and a good book.

Things that dumbfound:
People who can’t spell, misogyny and crime.

Best holiday destination:
Any place that’s rich in culture and has the best food spots.

Kirsten Mackrill

Kirsten Mackrill

DESIGNER / PHOTOGRAPHER

Notorious for:
Being shy with the occasional dance outburst.

Loves most about life:
Summer adventures, my family and my dogs.

Favourite pastime:
Snapping pictures, playing music and reading a good book.

Things that dumbfound:
People who walk bare feet.

Best holiday destination:
Must be tropical or a fashion capital.

Justin Fox

Justin Fox

CONTENT OFFICER

Notorious for:
Finding a way to leave town at the drop of a hat.

Loves most about life:
Travelling and beaches; preferably a combination of both.

Favourite pastime:
Surfing the waves of the Atlantic seaboard and windsurfing along the Cape’s West Coast.

Things that dumbfound:
The quirks of nature, especially the more obscure animals that look as though evolution should have done away with them ages ago.

Best holiday destination:
Kaokoveld and the northern Skeleton Coast where desert elephants and desert rhinos still roam free.

Tracy Melass

Tracy Melass

CONTENT OFFICER

Notorious for:
Perfectionism.

Loves most about life:
It’s a never-ending adventure, full of twists and turns and surprises.

Favourite pastime:
Strapping on mu muddy Merrells, snacking, watering and sunscreening up, and setting off into the mountains.

Things that dumbfound:
Small-minded and petty people. I swerve to avoid them an try and focus on the big picture.

Best holiday destination:
Anywhere I haven’t been before. I love the sights, sounds and smells of any place new and different.

Robyn Daly

Robyn Daly

CONTENT DIRECTOR

Notorious for:
Changing my mind.

Loves most about life:
Sunrise, sunset and everything in between.

Favourite pastime:
Daydreaming, horse riding, playing with my dogs.

Things that dumbfound:
Small-chunk people and little boxes.

Best holiday destination:
Anywhere wild and free.

Chelsea Stodel

Chelsea Stodel

ACCOUNT DIRECTOR

Notorious for:
Rapping to hip hop songs, and dancing anywhere and everywhere.

Loves most about life:
My beautiful family, friends and cats.

Favourite pastime:
Wine tasting with friends while laughing till our faces fall off.

Things that dumbfound:
Eating with your mouth open.

Best holiday destination:
Spain and Thailand.

Mark van Dijk

Mark van Dijk

CHIEF CONTENT OFFICER

Notorious for:
Working/playing on three screens at once.

Loves most about life:
Ice cream. Hot chocolate. My wife. My kids. Movies from the 90s. TV from the 00s. Tech from the 10s. Music and soccer from anywhere.

Favourite pastime:
Reading indoors, playing outdoors.

Things that dumbfound:
Twitter slang, and the baffling track record of the South African cricket team in international limited overs tournaments. #lolz #smh  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Best holiday destination:
The next one!

Ashleigh Tremearne

Ashleigh Tremearne

TRAFFIC COORDINATOR

Notorious for
Having a really loud voice, and being able to chill on the couch for hours on end

Loves most about life
Travelling, healthy food, family, friends and great wine

Favourite pastime
Playing sport in school (being part of a team), and the sun, sand, and sea salt

Things that dumbfound
How people can complete a rubix cube behind their backs

Best holiday destination
Driving through Italy, Road tripping into Africa and/or backpacking around Asia

Andisiwe Ndwandwa

Andisiwe Ndwandwa

DESIGN INTERN

Notorious for

laughter

Loves most about life

nature

Favourite pastime

Illustration

Things that dumbfound

aliens exist

Best holiday destination

Balugha

Graham Wood

Graham Wood

FREELANCE WRITER

Notorious for:
Forgetfulness.

Loves most about life:
To start: truth; beauty; red wine; coffee; wife; daugther; her bulldog puppy; books; pictures; music…

Favourite pastime:
Indolence… combined with at least one of the things I most love about life.

Things that dumbfound:
Scatter cushions.

Best holiday destination:
The seaside.

Helen Uckermann

Helen Uckermann

FREELANCE JOURNALIST

Notorious for:
Apparently I am a bit of a straight shooter.

Loves most about life:
Travel.

Favourite pastime:
Relaxing in a coffee shop with a good cuppa.

Things that dumbfound:
Hatred, intolerance, impatience.

Best holiday destination:
Since my sons live in France and Switzerland, I’d have to say Europe.

Michelle Dyson

Michelle Dyson

HEAD OF OPERATIONS & TRAFFIC - CT

Notorious for:
Problem solving.

Loves most about life:
Being a mother.

Favourite pastime:
Cooking.

Things that dumbfound:
Slang teenagers use when communicating on WhatsApp, I need a dictionary to have a conversation with my 16 year old daughter on WhatsApp (OMG).

Best holiday destination:
Thailand

Soni Siwela

Soni Siwela

ACCOUNT MANAGER

Notorious for:
Wanting to build Rome in a day, or always having so much to say but never knowing when to say it.

Loves most about life:
I call them “little humans”, babies are the cutest things. They make me smile from ear to ear, even when they’re crying.

Favourite pastime:
Sleeping while baking in the sun, it’s heaven on earth.

Things that dumbfound:
CAPITALISM, why is it a thing?

Best holiday destination:
Anywhere that allows me to be in solitude. I am a secret loner.

Faeron Wheeler

Faeron Wheeler

CHIEF CONTENT OFFICER

Notorious for

Breaking out into Broadway show tunes whenever the situation calls for it (which is always)

Loves most about life

The small things, the moments that may not spark great novels but make you feel warm and fuzzy inside

Favourite pastime

Being on stage, running, hanging with my cats, crocheting, knitting, doing cross stitch (not necessarily in that order)

Things that dumbfound

Litter bugs and people who say they will do something and then don’t

Best holiday destination

Greece or anywhere that is rich in history

Dominica Wannenburg

Dominica Wannenburg

DEVELOPER

Notorious for:
Strong-mindedness, awkward hand gestures, constantly eating.

Loves most about life:
Relaxing with a good book.

Favourite pastime:
Something dorky, like Dungeons and Dragons.

Things that dumbfound:
The status quo.

Best holiday destination:
Middle Earth.

Katherine Farrell

Katherine Farrell

PROOF READER

Notorious for:
Having to end every meal with something sweet.

Loves most about life:
The daily joy of motherhood and the natural beauty on my doorstep.

Favourite pastime:
Reading and exploring Kirstenbosch, the perfect playground, with my daughter.

Things that dumbfound:
People who think it’s acceptable to criticise the decision to have only one child, and there are a lot of them.

Best holiday destination:
Italy.

Wilma de Bruin

Wilma de Bruin

FREELANCE FINANCIAL JOURNALIST

Notorious for:
Order and tidiness.

Loves most about life:
Nature’s wonderful way, friendship.

Favourite pastime:
Reading, watching tennis on TV.

Things that dumbfound:
Maniacal drivers and bikers.

Best holiday destination:
Ah… Italy’s Amalfi coast!

Gillian Warren- Brown

Gillian Warren- Brown

FREELANCE WRITER

Notorious for:
Correcting where people do (or don’t) put apostrophes, and always having my dog around.

Loves most about life:
Clouds, glorious sunsets, autumn and meeting fascinating people.

Favourite pastime:
Hiking in the mountains with my hubby – and my dog, of course.

Things that dumbfound:
Cruelty and abuse – of humans and animals.

Best holiday destination:
The Wild Coast.

Lauren Brabant

Lauren Brabant

BUSINESS UNIT DIRECTOR

Notorious for:
Eating way too much junk food.

Loves most about life:
Baked goods, I can’t resist a croissant…

Favourite pastime:
Movies, movies and more movies

Things that dumbfound:
Inconsiderate people

Best holiday destination:
Croatia

Natasha Greenall

Natasha Greenall

ACCOUNT MANAGER

Notorious for:
Taking on a challenge and going for it whole heartedly. I look for adventure and good times, whilst still planning everything down to the finest detail.

Loves most about life:
My parents, friends and fiancé truly are irreplaceable and my dog Monty.

Favourite pastime:
Good food with a mojito in hand, followed by a tough gym workout to work it all off.

Things that dumbfound:
People who love avo and olives… Oh, and the cold!

Best holiday destination:
Beach, beach and more beach☺ Give me sand in my toes, tanned skin and salty hair any day.

Bongeka Mnotoza

Bongeka Mnotoza

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

Notorious for:
Respectful and best host when have gatherings.

Loves most about life:
Being a mom and never giving up attitude I have.

Favourite pastime:
Growing up at my grandparents’ house, best time of my life.

Things that dumbfound:
Mistreating people I don’t like such people and rudeness.

Best holiday destination:
Durban, in hopes for Mozambique I hear its beautiful.

Frans Hanekom

Frans Hanekom

DIGITAL DESIGNER

Notorious for:
Cleanliness and optimism.

Loves most about life:
Technology changing the world around us.

Favourite pastime:
Watching TV series.

Things that dumbfound:
Small-minded people.

Best holiday destination:
London, UK

Catherine Hofmeyr

Catherine Hofmeyr

PHOTOJOURNALIST

Notorious for:
A neat and orderly desk.

Loves most about life:
Activities with my children.

Favourite pastime:
Reading.

Things that dumbfound:
South African voters.

Best holiday destination:
Lake Malawi & Maldives.

Nick Dall

Nick Dall

JOURNALIST

Notorious for:
My appetite, and knowing the difference between ‘less’ and ‘fewer’.

Loves most about life:
My family, my books and my worm farm.

Favourite pastime:
Fly-fishing. Preferably alone, in a high-altitude trout stream.

Things that dumbfound:
That people actually drink Nescafe.

Best holiday destination:
Bolivia. The Jesuit ruins circuit in the east of the country is the most amazing place I’ve ever been, but the rest of the country’s great too.

Natalie Boruvka

Natalie Boruvka

DEPUTY EDITOR: BUILDERS

Notorious for
Taking an age to order at a restaurant. An extensive menu is my nemesis.

Loves most about life
The constant opportunities to learn, grow, love and dream.

Favourite pastime
Experimenting in the kitchen. Watching Netflix in bed and reading Zomato and Tripadvisor restaurant reviews come a close second.

Things that dumbfound
World hunger, oppression, quantum physics.

Best holiday destination
Locally, Paternoster for its untainted seclusion, but anywhere near the sea will do.

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