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.

Venice Kruger
Venice Kruger

Business Development Specialist

Venice Kruger is a business consultant and serial entrepreneur with a specialty focus on media, the beauty and fashion industry. After two decades in this industry, she is still passionate about making a difference in business every day, and believes that the best opportunities have not been met yet.

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.

Shelbe Pretorius
Shelbe Pretorius

Marketing Manager

Shelbe Pretorius is a role model to South African girls and woman and a young entrepreneur with her own business, Flair Promotional Models. She is a former Miss. South Africa finalist and believes that it is important to continue efforts to maintain long-term relationships in the business world.

Claudine Schalfi
Claudine Schalfi

Brand Manager

Claudine Schalfi grew up In Pretoria and obtained her degree in Marketing and Advertising at the University of Pretoria. Soon after that she began travelling and fell in love with New York, where her appreciation for luxury and design was amplified. She is currently the marketing manager for a lifestyles brand, Vintage Vista while embracing life to the fullest with her husband and two amazing children.

Gerinda Jooste
Gerinda Jooste

Business Consultant

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.

Jaco-Mari Futcher
Jaco-Mari Futcher

Business assistant

Jaco-Mari Futcher is currently completing her Honors degree in Journalism at the North-West University Potchefstroom Campus. She has been active in the media industry for the last three years and has been the writer of her blog, Papierkind, for the past five years. When she gets a chance, she likes to pull her camera closer and capture the world as she experiences it.

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.

Zhan-Mishal Viviers
Zhan-Mishal Viviers

Editorial Assistant

Zhan-Mishal Viviers is currently completing her final year of Publishing Studies at the University of Pretoria, and already has her Honors degree in sight. She is young, yet headstrong and ambitious and ready to grab the media industry with both hands.

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: Celebrity News

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.

Venice Kruger
Venice Kruger

Business Development Specialist

Venice Kruger is a business consultant and serial entrepreneur with a specialty focus on media, the beauty and fashion industry. After two decades in this industry, she is still passionate about making a difference in business every day, and believes that the best opportunities have not been met yet.

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.

Jean Prieur du Plessis
Jean Prieur du Plessis

Editor: Weddings

Jean Prieur du Plessis is the manager at the exclusive Duck Point wedding venue and a leading figure in the wedding industry. Jean Prieur completed his studies in England and worked for the Signature group, but returned to his South African roots in 2007 and became actively involved with the Tsogo Sun group.

Marochane Viviers
Marochane Viviers

Editor: Sex

Marochane Viviers completed her degree in Internal Auditing (BCom) at the University of Pretoria. She is currently busy with her clerkship and studies part-time towards her Honors degree as a Chartered Accountant. The taboo around "boring auditors" is something she is challenging daily. This spontaneous woman does not count her words twice and always approaches a topic straight on.

Karla Bosch
Karla Bosch

Editor: Fashion

Karla Bosch is an entrepreneur and fashion lover with a degree in Fashion Management and Communication. She has received awards in both the fashion and media industry. Karla operates her own fashion and lifestyle blog - Kalala, is a personal wardrobe stylist and has now ventured into the new role as a stylist for the cast of movies and TV series.

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".

Adelle Snyman
Adelle Snyman

Editor: Tomboy

Adelle Snyman has a passion for beauty and a love for makeup and specializes in celebrity, bridal, beauty competitions and special effects make up. She has a qualification in Somatology has gained international experience in her field in the USA and England. In her career Adelle has also been involved in Miss World pageant twice.

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.

Christelle Boshoff
Christelle Boshoff

Editor: Animals

Christelle Boshoff has a great love for animals and her favorite pastime is making memories with her friends and family. She believes in maintaining a healthy and balanced lifestyle that allows her to reach her full potential.

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.

Danielle Steynvaardt
Danielle Steynvaardt

Editor: Food & drink

Danielle Steynvaardt is a strong business woman and entrepreneur successfully running TA-DA! Acting Training Academy and Steynedtcakery. Danielle's heart beats for food, togetherness and champagne. A motto she lives by daily is that everything she eats should not only be delicious but also worthy of an Instagram post.

Amor van de Giessen
Amor van de Giessen

Editor: Travel

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 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.

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.

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 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 his second book, Daar is ’n Eiffeltoring in sy boedel, currently a top seller in the South African market. Tobi reveals his heart to the public in the "Ant Molla" section he writes on a monthly base.

Chantal Viljoen
Chantal Viljoen

Editor: Success

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.

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.

Anuschka Jacobs
Anuschka Jacobs

Sub Editor

Anuschka Jacobs obtained a degree in BA Language and Literature in 2015 at the North-West University's Potchefstroom Campus, majoring in French and English. She further obtained a Postgraduate Certificate in Education and is currently working as a teacher in Rustenburg. A love of visual study and language has persuaded her to endeavor into the magazine publishing industry.

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.

Marissa Cooper Le Roux
Marissa Cooper Le Roux

Layout & design

Marissa Cooper Le Roux is a final year Publishing student at the University of Pretoria and aims to complete her Honors degree in 2018. She is a big fan of Art and Popular Culture and is always on top of the latest trends happening in the fashion world. She is a perfectionist and detail is extremely important to her.