The people behind Courant

The Mahareng Family

The people behind the scenes at Bloemfontein Courant are much more than just colleagues. They are friends and “family”. These people come from different backgrounds, with experience at different levels but they all share one common goal, which is their love and passion for their work.

The Management

The management behind Bloemfontein Courant is a critical component for the running of this successful organisation. Apart from being the Sales Manager, Corni Fourie loves interior decorating and travelling. Bloemfontein Courant Editor, Pieter Delport, enjoys a good book as well as doing community work. General Manager of Mahareng Publishing, Christel Basson, who is not only a well-known businesswoman but is also known for her writing skills and public speaking, holds the reins of Courant.

The Design Studio

With an eye for detail and creativity flowing through their veins, the Mahareng Design Studio is filled with many different characters, including sketch artists and sports car enthusiasts. From the left are intern, Orapeleng Setlhare, who enjoys sport and is also a car fanatic. Andries Miennie enjoys going to the gym as well as gaming. Liezl Magson enjoys painting in her free time. Orefile Malebo enjoys vlogging and making her Sispaddy sanitary products for girls. Elmarie Venter is known for her handmade crafts and painting portraits. Moloko Moholwa is a car enthusiast and enjoys discovering new music.

The Writer’s Block

The writer’s block focuses on educating the public about events and issues and how lives are affected. They spend much of their time interviewing expert sources, searching public records and other sources for information but always make sure to have fun while doing it. From the left is journalist and photographer, Pierce van Heerden, who enjoys watching live music concerts and loves art. Journalist Sazly Hartzenberg enjoys writing, socialising (meeting new people) and learning about different languages. Sannie Fouchee is the Sub-editor and enjoys reading in her free time. She spoils everyone in the Mahareng Group by seeing that they are well fed and warm on cold days. Journalist Seithati Semenokane enjoys binge watching and has an special love for animals, especially puppies. Journalist Nomaqhawe Mtebele enjoys yoga and painting. She’s a people person and loves socialising and sharing ideas with others.

The Sales Team

The Bloemfontein Courant female sales force includes a group of ladies like no other. Apart from flourishing in sales, their hobbies go from playing piano to baking. Debtors Clerk, Petra Laubscher, enjoys playing the piano, listening to music, dancing and reading. Internal Sales Consultant, Felecia Wessels, enjoys singing and spending time with her loved ones. Account Executive, Tarryn Swartz, enjoys spending her free time with her family. Account Executive, Mitzi Noome, enjoys meeting new people every day, helping people to have a voice and tell their stories and inspire other, being the platform for businesses to speak to clients and to grow potential clients. Media Specialist, Marcine O’Reilly, enjoys being in the kitchen and baking treats for her loved ones. Account Executive, Nettie de Beer, enjoys being outdoors and camping as well as baking. Account Executive, Judy Barnard, enjoys reading, music and spending time with family and friends. Senior AE – Key Accounts, Marelize Dunlop, has two boys, Elon almost 3 and Erhardt 10, who keep her busy for pretty much of the time. In her “me time” she loves to keep busy with food, parenting and travel magazines. She loves entertaining family and friends and setting and decorating a beautiful table with flowers.