SA Expat Steps Up to Rescue Starving Animals in the Ukraine

By Jenni Baxter 17-10-14 08:02

A semi-retired South African expat has stepped up to become an unlikely hero in the Ukraine where he is working tirelessly to rescue thousands of zoo animals – affected by the revolution – from starving to death. Lionel de Lange (48), who has lived in the Ukraine since 2006 and still has a business in South […]

Brent Lindeque

Catching Up with Brent Lindeque – the Guy who Changed One Thing

By SAPeople 27-05-15 18:17

It’s been less than three weeks since Brent Lindeque uploaded his ‘South African NekNomination’ video and changed one thing…which changed everything. Today he spoke to SAPeople about optimism, South Africa and his day job. On 31 January Brent uploaded his Neknomination challenge in which he had changed the social media game’s rules and done something […]

Kimite Cancino Source: Facebook

Capetonian Kimi is one of the Coolest Kids on the Planet

By SAPeople 08-09-15 14:51

While some of us wait to get nominated to do a good deed (like a #raknomination), there’s a 17-year-old teenager in Cape Town who’s doing everything she can, on a shoestring budget, to raise the confidence of kids in Joe Slovo/Phoenix and help them and herself follow their dreams. Kimite Cancino lives in Milnerton with […]

Feel Something from South African Singer in the USA

By SAPeople Contributor 27-05-15 18:17

Zarni de Wet has a beautiful voice. American musician John Mayer says  “I just want to hear it again”. And we thought you may want to hear it too.  The 24-year-old singer-songwriter tells SAPeople about the inspiration behind her song ‘Feel Something’, her move to America, and the bittersweet importance of feelings. So, what was […]

Green Vanilla Tea

Interview with Green Vanilla Tea author Marie Williams

By SAPeople Contributor 27-05-15 18:17

Award-winning South African author Marie Williams talks exclusively to SAPeople about love, loss, Green Goblins and discovering what makes your heart sing. Marie was recently awarded the Finch Memoir prize in Australia for GREEN VANILLA TEA, a heart-wrenching and inspiring memoir of the loss of her  husband Dom, a fellow South African. The two had […]

Lana with Barack Obama

Interview with celebrity make-up artist Lana G

By Jenni Baxter 07-09-12 15:34

Johannesburg-born make-up artist Lana G has become one of South Africa’s hottest exports in the make-up field with a list of bumper-to-bumper celebrity clients in the USA. As a child and teenager in Johannesburg, Lana modelled for Killarney Film Studios, until 1971 when she moved, at the age of 19, to New York City to […]

Bernard Pieterse and family

Talking to SA Teen Photographer Bernard Pieterse

By Jenni Baxter 27-05-15 18:21

South African teenager Bernard Pieterse (16), who recently won a top prize in the Sony World Photography Awards, found some time – in between his school studies – to talk to sapeople about his photography, his passions and the photo ‘Sossusvlei’ which won him first prize in the youth Environment category. (See the photo below.) […]

Josie Field

Interview with Josie Field

By SAPeople Contributor 09-08-13 15:49

Singer songwriter Josie Field has just launched her third album 1984; she’s opened for James Blunt at the Dome in Jo’burg, Ziggy Marley in Soweto..and played for Madiba on his birthday. She was born 27 years ago at the Jo’burg Gen; lives in Melville, South Africa; and is organizing a fantastic blues/folk concert – The Drake […]

Jo Maxwell talks about her unique Waterproof Sleeping Bags

By SAPeople Contributor 17-11-11 00:50

Capetonian Jo Maxwell – also known as ‘The Queen’ by those close to her – talks to sapeople about her brilliantly unique sleeping  bag invention…which tends to put a smile on everyone’s face. Jo invented The Good Night and God Bless Waterproof sleeping bags back in 2005 as a temporary emergency measure for night shelters, […]

Odette Warder

By SAPeople Contributor 09-11-11 15:38

Sandton-born Odette Warder is a model turned actress who’s currently carving an acting and film production career for herself in the USA. Odette grew up in Margate on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal, but emigrated to New Zealand with her husband in 2007 before relocating to Manhattan, New York in order to pursue her dream […]

Interview with bass baritone Vuyani Mlinde

By SAPeople 27-06-11 14:35

Brilliant South African bass baritone Vuyani Mlinde answers questions about his amazing voice, a family photograph and the importance of remembering your heritage. Vuyani will be appearing in London tomorrow night (Tuesday 28th June) at the Rosenblatt Recitals, London’s only world-class concert season of opera and song… 1. Your career started a few years ago […]

Andrew Newman at St Andrews catching poems

Interview with the PoemCatcher Andrew Newman

By SAPeople Contributor 25-09-20 10:03

Andrew Newman is a South African (well, Afro-Celtic now) healer and PoemCatcher. He has a geography degree in army avoidance (!) from the early ’90s and has just published ‘Royal Wedding Poems’, an anthology of donated poems inspired by Prince William and Kate Middleton. After working in the family jewellery business for many years, Andrew […]

Lisa Roberts

European Champ (from SA) Lisa Roberts (now WORLD champ!)

By SAPeople 04-08-10 14:32

South African expat and triathlete Lisa Roberts recently won the European  Championships for her age group (running under the British banner). Lisa and her husband, former South African TV presenter Jason Roberts, live in the Alps where they own a ski chalet (Chalet Shiraz), run a transfer business, take care of their two children and […]

Ralph and Paloma

Interview with the famous ‘whale breaching on boat’ couple

By SAPeople 03-08-10 13:39

Capetonians Ralph Mothes and Paloma Werner made international headlines a couple of weeks ago when a breaching Southern Wright whale crashed onto their 32-foot yacht Intrepid during a balmy Sunday afternoon sail. The ensuing publicity and controversy shook their world. Here Ralph and Paloma talk exclusively to sapeople about their whirlwind experience with a whale […]

Interview with Johnny Clegg

By SAPeople 17-06-10 01:08

As Johnny Clegg kicked off a tour of Europe and South Africa, he talked exclusively to sapeople about his message, his exercise regime and what you’ll find at the top of a mountain. Together with Jaluka, and then Savuka, Johnny sang of freedom, equality and cultural unity in a time when our country was drowning […]

Interview with Sibongile Mondalamo

By SAPeople 10-06-10 18:03

An sapeople interview with member Sibongile Greetar Mondalamo (23): So where do you live? Mafikeng Where do you wish you lived? Pretoria Proudest achievement? When i was awarded the best academic performance student in high school for 3 years; and also obtaining my degree in Bcom Operations Research. Your most useful character trait? My creativity […]

Hannes Lochner Wildlife Photographer

By SAPeople 06-05-10 12:21

South African wildlife photographer Hannes Lochner recently returned from two-and-a-half years in the Kalahari Desert, capturing breathtaking images for his latest book ‘Colours of the Kalahari’.  Here the Capetonian talks exclusively to sapeople about ‘TV Monkeys’, the smell of the Kalahari and the 15-year journey he took to be able to make his dreams of […]

Business Coach Themi Stergianos

By SAPeople 23-02-10 00:26

South African business coach Themi Stergianos (38) was born to be an entrepreneur. He has owned and operated over eight businesses including a restaurant, estate agent franchise as well as online ventures. And now he’s sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm with other entrepreneurs in his new venture as a business coach. In this interview the […]

South African in Mafikeng – Ditaba Rantsane

By SAPeople 26-01-10 17:12

An Interview with sapeople Person Ditaba Rantsane  (30)… So where do you live? Mafikeng Where do you wish you lived? Bloemfontein Proudest achievement? Getting my LLB degree Your most useful character trait? My beautiful smile and soft personality. Most interesting person you’ve met (or know)? My mother – despite her being my mother she always […]

Grant Bushby – BBC Marketing Guru and London Blogger

By SAPeople 21-12-09 22:04

Grant Bushby is sapeople’s featured blogger in London, as well as Head of Marketing for BBC Worldwide’s Sales & Distribution division. 1. Proudest achievement to date? Organising a party for 10,000 children in Moscow’s Red Square to launch the Teletubbies on Russian television 2. So why do you live in London? Theatre, music gigs and […]

Melanie Walker – featured blogger in Johannesburg

By SAPeople 21-12-09 16:12

interviewed by Jenni Baxter Melanie Walker is sapeople’s featured blogger in Johannesuburg. She also has a ‘few’ other jobs – which include writing  for SA Garden and Home, presenting a gardening show, “Grounded” on 1485 am Radio Today; scriptwriting and researching for a couple of shows on DSTV (including Studio 53 – lifestyle and entertainment […]

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