People

A life and legacy in colour

Liezl le Roux’s art is a true reflection of her life – vibrant, colourful and forever changing. She is one of a trio of Le Roux women from Kosmos who has made art her career. Although life has thrown her some curveballs, she always finds her way back to her happy place, paintbrush in hand in front of a blank canvas.
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Van ‘vrot’ goed tot mooi goed

Adri Degenaar hou van ‘vrot goed’, soos sy dit noem, en sy het ‘n talent om dit in mooi goed te omskep, of dit in ‘n omgewing te plaas waar dit mooi goed word.
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Fresh food for thought

Dietician Mpho Tshukudu,who runs her own practice in Rustenburg, loves to make and eat real, whole food. This love has now culminated in her co-authoring a stylish new recipe book rooted deeply in southern African soil that she hopes will change the way people eat and think about food.
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The unbearable lightness of the Big C

René Coetzee of Hartbeespoort is never without a feather adornment on her left ear, which has become her signature. Although she goes by the nickname Veertjie (little feather), her journey has been anything but light. Not many people fight and beat colon cancer several times over 20 years, but then René is no ordinary woman.
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Piece of Paradise

On a lovely farm in the Magaliesburg area a young couple has decided to opt out of the rat race and to create their own piece of paradise they now offer to others to escape to.
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Die “Bek” praat nou sag

Die naam Kallie Knoetze is sinoniem met bokshandskoene, bloedige boksgevegte en ‘n befoeterde bokser wat vir niks skrik nie. Maar as jy vandag die voormalige bokskampioen raakloop, sou jy nooit sê dat geweld so te sê sy lewe was nie. Kallie is deesdae oupa, kranige golfspeler en sakeman – in dié volgorde – en van die befoeterde ‘Bek’ het daar niks oorgebly nie.
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Living fit and healthy

Growing up on a farm with two brothers, Helouise Strauss of Hartbeespoort was always an outdoorsy and sporty girl. Since starting cross-country running in grade two, this owner of a local fitness centre and personal trainer has rarely slowed down. But she is also a girly girl who easily swops the trainers for high heels.
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African queens of substance

Two Hartbeespoort beauties are vying for the Mrs Africa 2016 title. Both ladies from head to toe with philantropic hearts and souls, they are proud ambassadors of our town and for the country.
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Get a bead on lampworking

Worldwide, glass beadmaking, or lampworking is growing in popularity as a creative hobby.Internationally-renowned Corina Tettinger of the US and author of every beadmaker’s Bible, Passing the Flame, recently visited South Africa to teach techniques such as basic shaping, creating patterns, poling, twisting and raking dots in Pretoria. Get It caught up with her to learn more about her burning passion.
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A voice of note

Meyrand Roux of Meerhof mesmerised the coaches and public alike on stage in The Voice SA on DStv. Although this up-and-coming blues and rock musician didn’t make it past the first knockout rounds, he has won fans for life and his career seems set to reach high notes.
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Get It Hartbeespoort December 2016


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