Mellissa Bushby | Editor

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Beyond the ordinary

Pablo Picasso said that art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life, a statement with a decided ring of truth to it – especially when you consider the entries for the 2021 Portrait Awards held at the Rust-en-Vrede Art Gallery.

Stars in her eyes

A small-town girl with big dreams, Petro Janse van Rensburg hails from a farm just outside Mbombela, where, far away from the city lights, the night sky had beckoned to her from an early age.

You’re never fully dressed without a smile

Soothing the ruffled feathers of a performer about to go on stage or reassuring a nervous bride-to-be that her make-up is in fact flawless is all in a day’s work for calm and collected wife and mum of two, Elsabé Steyn.

Moment of triumph

Living intentionally to uphold the meaning her name carries is 29-year-old Triumph Mbiva, wife, mum, transformational speaker, presenter, television producer, and co-founder of T...

We have winners!

Congrats! Leigh-Anne AuerswaldJennifer-Lynn Dermauw

Pretty as a picture

Pretty Mhlongo knows just how to multitask. Wife, mother of three, child of God, and well-known Mpumalanga gospel singing sensation, she is also the...

Boss babe

The minute Cassandra Jacobs walks into a room, the energy levels change. This vivacious young woman fizzes with a vitality that fills the space...

Wandering the Lowveld’s magnificent treasures

The Lowveld is a focal point of beautiful, exciting and adventure-filled places to visit, from world-famous game reserves to quirky living museum towns. We’ve put together a list of a few must-visits in the area, whether you are day-tripping or spending a night (or two).