Management

Magdie Raats
Magdie Raats

Founder & Owner

With a honors degree in Audio-Visual Communication and 10 years’ experience in the media industry, Magdie Raats started her own female glossy in 2013. Four years later, she re-invented the wheel with a never-been-done business structure in the media and integrates print with technology through innovative and exiting ways. BLOSS - is not only a magazine, but an international media platform. With a passion for young women, beauty and the media, she also owns her own make-up brand, STATUS COSMETICS and started BUILDINGWOMEN, a foundation to empower and uplift women in the building industry.

Claudine Cleghorn
Claudine Cleghorn

DEPUTY EDITOR AND BRAND MANAGER

Claudine Cleghorn grew up in Pretoria and is married with 2 beautiful kiddies. She obtained her qualifications in both Marketing and Advertising and studies Luxury Brand PR & Communications in London at the Prestigious London School of Fashion. She has been privileged enough to work for some incredible luxury brands including Ferrari and Maserati. She has a love for travel and fashion and has traveled all over the world. Her 2 favourite places are New York and Paris. She draws a lot of inspiration from these beautiful cities in her day-to-day life.

Leaine Lindeque
Leaine Lindeque

BLOSS ACADEMY DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Leaine Lindeque is the owner of Textbook Communications and mommy of a beautiful 7 year old son and currently expecting her second child. Her company specializes in soft skill training and supporting companies to improve their public relations image. She is the face behind the BLOSS Academy and her aim for this academy is to create a platform where all the editors and managers can earn the trust of the readers by showing off their expertise in a more structured, educational way.

Trudi Stander
Trudi Stander

Brand Ambassador Development Manager

Trudi Stander, the head of our BLOSS Brand ambassador program is a strong woman who faces life with no fear, fights for what she wants, and don’t care what people say about her. She is a businesswoman and entrepreneur with more than 10 years’ experience in the media industry. She believes that every moment we are alive is precious. Treat it as such and don’t waste a single second. Be brave, and don't be afraid to assert your power in the pursuit of your dreams. Set your goals, and accomplish them, but be kind to yourself. Make things happen without permission.

Rulanda Guhring
Rulanda Guhring

CHARITY DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Rulanda goes by the saying ‘’Being unique makes life more fun’’. Uniqueness for her is one of the most beautiful characteristics of a person. She is in her twenties and is striving to make a difference in the world, even if it is only to make a difference in one person’s life. She likes new challenges and believes that you are your own limit. She is currently doing her BCom Financial Management at UNISA. She loves working with people and giving back to others.

Angelique Shehata
Angelique Shehata

International Business Developer

Angelique Shehata has a LLB law degree from the University of Pretoria and is excited about sharing the BLOSS platform with South African women who stay abroad through her international travels. Her passion for the youth inspired her to start the matric experience platform in 2015 to educate young people and guide them through their future career plans.

Zetske van Pletzen
Zetske van Pletzen

Business Consultant

Zetske van Pletzen is a South African actress well known from 2006 and has a degree in Psychology and French. She is best known for her role in 7de Laan, but has also been seen in Binnelanders, Kruispad and Bloed Broers. Zetske is more than just an actress, she is a wife and a mother to a beautiful boy as well as an entrepreneur and successful business woman with her own clothing range.

Gerinda Jooste
Gerinda Jooste

Business Consultant

Editors

Magdie Raats
Magdie Raats

Managing Editor

With a honours degree in Audio-Visual Communication and 10 years’ experience in the media industry, Magdie Raats started her own female glossy in 2013. Four years later, she re-invented the wheel with a never-been-done business structure in the media and integrates print with technology through innovative and exciting ways. BLOSS - is not only a magazine but an international media platform. With a passion for young women, beauty and the media, she also owns her own make-up brand, STATUS COSMETICS and started BUILDINGWOMEN, a foundation to empower and uplift women in the building industry.

Claudine Cleghorn
Claudine Cleghorn

DEPUTY EDITOR AND BRAND MANAGER

Claudine Cleghorn grew up in Pretoria and is married with 2 beautiful kiddies. She obtained her qualifications in both Marketing and Advertising and studies Luxury Brand PR & Communications in London at the Prestigious London School of Fashion. She has been privileged enough to work for some incredible luxury brands including Ferrari and Maserati. She has a love for travel and fashion and has traveled all over the world. Her 2 favourite places are New York and Paris. She draws a lot of inspiration from these beautiful cities in her day-to-day life.

Annica Potgieter
Annica Potgieter

EDITORIAL ASSISTANT

She has a passion for media especially TV and the magic box of mystery. She is here to assist in the making of BLOSS in all its beautiful glory. In her free time she likes to do DIY’s, illustrating and collecting Lego’s.

Marolee Smith
Marolee Smith

Editor: Trends

Marolee Smith has been in the interior industry for some time and previously owned her own décor shop. Her focus, however, has shifted to styling as well as full wedding and event planning and coordination. She is constantly on the lookout for new inspirational fashion and trends. Her two poodles, Phoebé and Khaleesi are her very best friends.

Francois Olivier
Francois Olivier

EDITOR: CREATIVE

Francois Olivier is Media24's acclaimed Celebrity Photographer and Designer. He is currently the owner of Olivier Productions & Vocal Coaching SA, and has worked with industry leaders like Steve Hofmeyr, Kurt Darren, Nicholis Louw, Gerhard Steyn, Karlien van Jaarsveld and many more. With his fourteen years of experience in the fashion and modeling industry the magazine and publishing world is the next stepping stone.

Chantal Viljoen
Chantal Viljoen

Editor: Real life

Chantal Viljoen obtained her honors degree in Psychology at the University of South Africa after gaining her degree in BA Psychology & Sociology at the North West University's Potchefstroom Campus. She is intelligent with her beauty matching equally. Chantal has perused an active modelling career since the age of fifteen and placed in the Miss Earth SA Top Sixteen in 2015 and was among the Miss Commonwealth SA Top Five in 2014.

Anrike van der Walt
Anrike van der Walt

Editor: Adventure

Anrike van der Walt has the heart of an adventurer and enjoys having an active life, doing Crossfit and is often on the lookout for new adventure. She was crowned as a Mrs. South Africa finalist in 2017, is a GAPA cover model and has a wide range of experience in the media industry. She obtained her BA Honours degree in Communication and Graphic Design at the North-West University and is currently busy with her studies in personal training.

Annica Potgieter
Annica Potgieter

EDITORIAL ASSISTANT

She has a passion for media especially TV and the magic box of mystery. She is here to assist in the making of BLOSS in all its beautiful glory. In her free time she likes to do DIY’s, illustrating and collecting Lego’s.

Lara Opperman
Lara Opperman

EDITOR: WEDDING

Lara Opperman is a professional photographer and entrepreneur of two successful wedding businesses. Her commitment and love for weddings is reflected in her two passions: Luna Fay Weddings & Tikibox Events. Through these companies she lives her dream of a creative wedding and events planner to the full. Her husband supports her by offering his services as videographer. Recently also walking down the isle, the dream wedding is still a fresh memory and her enthusiasm in weddings has excelled even more.

Amor van de Giessen
Amor van de Giessen

EDITOR: FASHION

Amor van de Giessen has always been a storyteller. As a child, she would tell her story to anyone who would listen and this later led to her working as a journalist at Tuks' Campus and Beeld. Amor is the owner of Biamor Photography and has a great love for the visual and written arts fueled by her BA degree in journalism in 2010 at the University of Pretoria as well as a BA degree in fashion at LISOF in 2013.

Johan Ungerer
Johan Ungerer

Editor: Luxury brands & events

Johan Ungerer has been working in the luxury industry for more than 10 years and is the director of his own business, Johan Ungerer Signature Events. According to him, success is in details and he likes to beautify everything around him. His favorite saying and a motto to live by is: "Be you - nothing else will do".

Debbie Ryan Ellis
Debbie Ryan Ellis

Editor: Beauty

Debbie Ryan is an amazing makeup artist who specializes in bridal make-up and hair styling. She is also the owner of Debbie Ellis Makeup Artisry and Hair. Debbie finds inspiration in the words of Helen Keller: “What I’m looking for is not out there, it’s in me”. Her motto as mother and entrepreneur is that beauty comes from within, so she tries to empower women by making them look and feeling beautiful.

Elri Botha
Elri Botha

Editor: Hair

Elri Botha has been living her passion for hair styling since 2005. She manages her own salon, Salon Next Door where she also specializes in beauty procedures including special event Make-up and Microblading. One of her biggest passions complementing beauty is her compassion with a big heart for animals as Elri tries to give a voice to those who cannot speak for themselves.

Christel Roets
Christel Roets

Editor: Health

Christel Roets is a clinical psychologist currently practicing in Johannesburg. According to her, life is not merely white or black, but everyone lives in a phase of 'gray'. She is passionate about motivating and inspiring people to become the best version of themselves while embracing the grayer parts of life.

Amorie Pearson
Amorie Pearson

Editor: Sport

Amorie Pearson is an entrepreneur in her own right and is the owner of Amorie Arts, a photography platform. She is comfortable in front and behind the camera and is both a professional photographer and a model. Her active lifestyle makes her the perfect brand ambassador for Trifocus Fitness Academy and Mirror Mirror Studio.

Anél van den Berge
Anél van den Berge

Editor: Kids

Anél van den Berg is married to the love of her life, her prince charming and together they have two beautiful boys. She is a full-time mother and entrepreneur who manages her own business @HelloByAnél. She is passionate in sharing her knowledge of motherhood with other moms and pregnant women to guide them through this precious time in their lives.

Marissa Cooper Le Roux
Marissa Cooper Le Roux

Layout Artist & Editor: Animals

Marissa Cooper le Roux completed her BIS degree at the University of Pretoria and is currently busy with her Honours degree. She is very fond of animals but shares a special love for her Maltese poodle Jett.

Carmen Hosten
Carmen Hosten

Editor: Décor

Carmen Hosten is a determined, innovative entrepreneur and designer focused on uniquely personalized interiors, architecture and furniture. With a BA degree in Interior Architectural Design Carmen developed a well trained eye for quality and spatial transformation that she combines with environmentally friendly and trend-setting designs.

Shane Smit
Shane Smit

EDITOR: FOOD

Shane Smit is both passionate and inspiring. As a professional chef and restaurateur, he believes in the nostalgic feeling when tasting food. Shane was trained by Jamie Oliver and was the first ever head chef of the famous ‘’Jamie’s Italian’’ in South Africa. With 10 years of experience he believes that the occasion the essence of the perfect meal enhances.

Sue Duminy & Shireen Louw
Sue Duminy & Shireen Louw

EDITORS: TRAVEL

Shireen Louw ‘’mompreneur’’, as she would call herself, with a 13 year long career in wedding photography and her own wedding shoes range Opari and Sue Duminy, owner of the clothing range for little girls ‘’Little Diva’s” are the two dynamic women behind the blog ‘’Inspired Women’’. Inspired Women is a platform for all women to find inspiration, to talk about everyday problems and to share advice. These two special ladies share an adventurous spirit and a passion for travelling. It is not common to meet someone who really understands you and at the same time challenges you to move out of your comfort zone. It is most certainly the special bond between them that transforms inspired women like them to become so successful.

Carla Roets
Carla Roets

EDITOR: TECHNO

Carla Roets is currently busy with her final year of articles. Not only is she almost a chartered accountant, but she also likes to write and be creative. This gadget- girl is a go-getter with a passion for life.

Zander de Beer
Zander de Beer

Editor: Entertainment

Zander de Beer is a dynamic young actor, singer and content creator who has been prominent in the entertainment industry since 2010. He is known for his roles and appearances on platforms like MNET, SABC, Vuzu, Mzanzi and KykNet. Zander is an active YouTube flogger and his involvement in music videos and short films are broadening his environment and achievements to an intentional accreditation level.

Tobi Jooste
Tobi Jooste

Editor: Book Club

Tobi Jooste, the head of our BLOSS Book Club is a man of many talents and has excelled in his career through various paths. He is well known singer, TV presenter, model, successful business man, enthusiastic traveler and writer. Tobi has released six music albums, a dvd and recently his second book, Daar Is ’n Eiffeltoring in Sy Boedel, currently a top seller in the South African market.

Jaco Gerrits
Jaco Gerrits

Editor: Technology

Jaco Gerrits, one of South Africa's most innovative technology entrepreneurs, is a former Top Technology Entrepreneur Africa Award winner. He has further also been the winner of "The Venture" South Africa, where he represented the country in New York during a worldwide search for the best social entrepreneurs.

Suri Smit
Suri Smit

Editor: Wheels

Suri Smit grew up in a small town with the dream of becoming an international model. She has appeared in various advertisements and this is where she fell in love with television production. Suri is now the presenter and producer of her own car television program, The Torque Show. She excitedly exchanged the catwalk for South Africa's roads and is now a full-fledged car journalist.

Angelique Shehata
Angelique Shehata

International Business Developer

Angelique Shehata has a LLB law degree from the University of Pretoria and is excited about sharing the BLOSS platform with South African women who stay abroad through her international travels. Her passion for the youth inspired her to start the matric experience platform in 2015 to educate young people and guide them through their future career plans.

Natasha Muller
Natasha Muller

Editor: Social Media

Natasha Muller is a Social Media expert and director of her own company NMS Marketing. She has worked for various fashion and lifestyle brands in South Africa over the last four years and prior to that she worked in the property industry as Personal and Legal Assistant. Natasha is proudly South African and ideals big dreams for our country.

Leandra Drake
Leandra Drake

Editor: Web

Leandra Drake is the owner of Brood en Botter along with being a qualified website designer and amateur photographer. This working mom is addicted to good coffee. She describes herself as a perfectionist, "font snob" and is fond of clean, minimalist designs.

Jana Louw
Jana Louw

EDITOR: FASHION (IN TRAINING)

Jana Louw obtained her degree in BSc Consumer science and business studies at the North West University. She has a passion for fashion and styling. She is a positive and enthusiastic individual who loves life and is always looking for ways to improve.