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“Fly-fishing is a passion – once you have caught your first trout you are hooked for life.” Ben van der Sandt from Hartbeespoort is a serious professional, travelling the African continent for business, but start a conversation with Ben about fishing – fly-fishing – his whole posture transforms. Relaxed with a...
Hartbeespoort beauty and well-known dancer, Natalie Eilers le Riche, has her eye on the Mrs South Africa crown She has danced for the likes of Oprah Winfrey and Mariah Carey, and has traveled the world to live out her love for dance, and now the beautiful and talented Natalie Eilers Le Riche...

Green beauty

“Let’s go back to how we used to do it, a healthier lifestyle.” Thinking of beauty pageants, the last thing that comes to mind is saving Mother Earth! However, Sizane Ngobeni is determined to use a newly launched beauty pageant platform, Mrs South Africa Green, to inspire women to create a better future...
Being a trauma doctor takes guts, commitment, passion and compassion and these are qualities that Lize Gouws from Hartbeespoort does not seem to have a shortage of. Combining the emergency room with an aesthetic medical practice , she seems to have found the perfect balance. “I told my...
Hanli Goncalves from Hartbeespoort aims to prepare children in South Africa - and Africa for that matter - for the 4th industrial revolution that is upon us. “Because most children don’t know what is coming!” Hanli’s first very successful My Future 4.0. expo at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg recently drew almost...
When Johan Schoeman’s dream about building a dam in the valley of Hartbeespoort became a reality at the beginning of the previous century, a crew of sailors from the Witwatersrand started their dream of an inland yacht club. The Hartbeespoort Dam was not yet full to capacity when the Transvaal Yacht Club...
Vir Maryke Jonker, bekende regisseur van revues, ‘n passievolle drama-afrigter, draaiboekskrywer en organiseerder van die bekende Hartiwood-kunswedstryd in Hartbeespoort, is die uitvoerende kunste ‘n noodsaaklike deel van elke kind se lewe, om ‘n eie fantasiewêreld te ontwikkel wat deur rekenaars en televisie vervang is. “Die uitvoerende kunste is ontvlugting van realiteit en niks...
The howling of wolves is the last thing one would expect in Hartbeespoort, but on a lovely piece of property in Broederstroom, 17 wolves, destined for the canned hunting trade, have found a safe haven with Lexi Austen and her husband, Ronnie A famous saying “when one runs with the wolves, one must...
Young Hartbeespoort fashion designer, Kentse Masilo, has taken the fashion world by storm with her very unique and somewhat futuristic designs. The 26-year-old fashion designer won the Mzansi Magic’s Project Runway show in 2018, culminating in a flurry of exciting opportunities like a showing in Paris and a range of her own...
With the emphasis on the fast-changing education environment in South Africa, we have asked a few of Hartbeespoort’s educators for their views on the future of education and what drives them to be part of this journey. Joan Coetzee(above) Headmistress Pecanwood Pre-PreparatoryJoan, a founder member of Pecanwood College, has been an educator...
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