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Lesego Thepe

Lesego Pearl Thepe is a 20 year old from Bloemfontein and is currently a second year hospitality student at the Central University of Technology with aspirations of becoming a chef. Lesego is also a business woman and owner of Goddess Virgin Hair. Lesego grew up in a...

Nobuhle Ndzakayi

Nobuhle Ndzakayi is a 20-year-old lady from Bloemfontein who is founder of the “Thick Ain’t Disgusting Movement”. She matriculated in 2018, from Vulamasango High School and then decided to take a gap year in 2019, which she describes as having been a very productive...

Yena Mgobhozi

  Yena Nomzamo Nonkululeko Mgobhozi  is a 25 year old blogger, recipe developer and business owner originally from KZN but moved to Bloemfontein with her parents when she was five years old. Asked to tell us more about her childhood background she explained that her...

Disebo Ramabodu

Disebo Ramabodu was born in Botshabelo Section K in 1990 and was raised by her grandmother as she lost her father at the age of 5, and her mother when she was just 9. She attended primary school at Hohle Intermediate School and then moved to...

Esihle Mhluzi

Esihle Mhluzi is a young advocate who was born in Johannesburg but she was raised in small town called King Williams Town in the Eastern Cape. Esihle is currently pursuing an LLB Law degree at the University of Free State. She is also a public speaker, board member of...

Keabetswe Khetsi

Keabetswe Portia Khetsi is a 22-year-old from the small town of Thaba Nchu, just outside Bloemfontein in the Free State. Her mother passed away 17 years ago when she was just 5 and when her father remarried, she went to stay with her paternal...

Makhiba Modupe

Tshego Sebitloane Meet 25 year old Makhiba Modupe also known as “Mogastie”/ “The Lazy Chef” from Botshabelo. Makhiba was born in Botshabelo, stayed there for two years before she moved to Ladybrand where she stayed with her grandmother, siblings and cousins. Asked...

Traditional vs Digital Marketing with Wangqhazar

Phumzile Mnisi, popularly known as Wangqhazar is a 25-year-old Social Media Manager based in Johannesburg. Phumzile was born and raised in the City of Roses, Bloemfontein where she started school and completed her matric in 2012. After matric she studied Marketing and...

Jabulani Chonco

We are continuing with our pride month feature, today we profile Jabulani Chonco a 23-year-old from Bloemfontein. Jabulani was born and bred in Bloemfontein and resides in an area called Matlhomola in Batho Location. He started his schooling career at Mangaung Primary...

Theri Motaung

Moitheri Motaung is a massage therapist whose school career started in Qwa-Qwa at a Primary School in Wetsieshook and then moved to Johannesburg when she was eight to live with her father and finished her primary education that side. Theri moved to Bloem in 2007 to...

Kamohelo Mosikili

As you all may know, October is also Pride Month and to kick it off, we hung out with Kamohelo Rethabile Mosikili, a 24 year old from Bethlehem. Kamohelo is a bit intimidating at first but very outgoing once you get to know him better and describes himself as a very...

Relebohile Rampeta

Tshego Sebitloane Relebohile Patience Rampeta is a 17-year-old designer and founder of “Pareltia” from Bloemfontein. In 2017 she ventured into modelling and she was part of eModels Bloemfontein and then decided to join “@Models” a few months later. She got signed by...

Lethabo Malete

Tshego Sebitloane Lethabo Malete is a 20 year old Fashion Influencer and model who grew up in Welkom, and later moved to Pretoria with his father in 2012. In 2013 he moved to Bloemfontein and has lived here since. He is currently doing his first year at the Central...

Une Mgidi

We talked to entrepreneur and model Une Mgidi, who was born in Barkly East, a small town in the Eastern Cape. Une went to primary school in Barkly East and then moved to Potchefstroom in Grade 8 to attend Potchestroom High School for Boys where...

Zizipho Mgxothwa

Zizipho Mgxothwa is a 25 year old fashion designer, founder and owner of Zii Apparel. She was born in the Eastern Cape until she moved to Bloemfontein with her sister when she was 8 years old. Zizipho attended Kruitberg Primary School and later went to Louis Botha...

Fihliwe Klaas

Fihliwe Klaas was born and bred in Botshabelo in the Free State. She was raised by her grandparents, who she says are her roles models. Fihliwe attended primary school at Ntateleng Intermediate School, which is in Botshabelo then went to Bloem South High and then...

Kabelo Marumo

Tshego Sebitloane Kabelo Happiness Marumo is a 23 year old self-taught make-up artist, mobile salon owner and a Law student from Bloemfontein. Kabelo had a normal childhood, she loved playing games like hop scotch, marandaas and other fun games children in the...

Refiloe Mosala

Refiloe Mosala is a 28 year old lady born and bred in Bloemfontein, a mother of one and owner of “Beauty@Filoe” a Beauty Spa based in Bloemanda, Bloemfontein. Growing up, Refiloe was an active child and she liked to experiment a lot, “hair was my thing and I used to...

Rebaone Diphoko

Rebaone Diphoko is a humble, passionate and optimistic young lady who was born and bred in the city of roses, Bloemfontein. She was raised by her maternal grandparents with the support from her father and aunts after the death of her mother in 2004. Rebaone is...

Maki Molapo

Maki Molapo was born in Ficksburg, a small town in the Free State and raised in Lesotho between Leribe and Maseru. She spent most of her time in Leribe because she attended school in Ficksburg and it was nearer for a day scholar. Maki attended Primary School at...

Kutloano Mokoena

Meet Kutloano Mokoena, owner and founder of Mristo Soaps. At only 23, Kutloano has been running her business successfully for the past four years. Born and bred in Bethlehem, she moved to Bloemfontein with her parents due to employment reasons. Kutloano has a bubbly...

Boitumelo Mtimkulu

Media Mogul in the making Boitumelo Mtimkulu is a 27 year old Tswana speaking Zulu girl born and raised in Johannesburg. She is a middle child and she says that is what has made her independent and a bit of a rebel. “Growing up I was quite the tomboy, very bossy and...

Kelebogile Baboile

Meet Kelebogile Ingrid Baboile, the 25 year old founder of “A Step To Brilliance“ who was born and bred in Bloemfontein and raised by a single mother. Kelebogile holds a Diploma and BTech in Language Practice obtained from the Central University of Technology. “A Step...

Karabo Shago

Tshego Sebitloane Karabo Onthatile Masimone Shago is a Social Work Honours Student at the University of the Free State and is currently doing her practicals at Kidz Care Trust. Karabo was born and bred at Brandfort and attended Monamodi Primary School till Grade 2 and...

Khumo Tapfumaneyi

Today we're profiling Khumo Tapfumaneyi who was born in Phahameng, Bloemfontein. Khumo started her schooling career at Marang Primary school and then moved to Mafikeng, then Cape Town, and is now based in Johannesburg. She currently works as a Business Development...

Duma Pule

Duma Gadaffi Pule is a young man, with a big heart. Born and raised in Bloemfontein, Duma grew up in the Bochabela area raised by his parents and his grandmother who he says taught him a lot about life. When asked to describe himself he replied “I am an outspoken...

Obakeng BuckssMonate Moee

Obakeng Moee aka “Buckss Monate” is a young man from Bloemfontein and resides in Rockland. he attended Fauna Primary School and went on to Bloem South High School where he completed his Matric, he started a business immediately after matric. When asked what inspired...

Kelebogile Rose Mathabela

Kelebogile Rose Mathabela was born in Bloemfontein and resides in Bochabela.She was raised by her grandparents together with her aunts she later moved to Potchefstroom Klipdrift Military Base to live with her parents and siblings she came back to Bloemfontein a few...

Are you the next Face of Free State Fashion Week?

Gird your loins, arm all doors and cross check because the annual prestigious fashion and lifestyle event, Free State Fashion Week (FSFW) has announced its call for entries, searching for the Face of Free State Fashion Week (FOFSFW) 2019 ambassador. As part of FSFW’s...

Ofentse Moholoagae

Meet Gaogakwe Ofentse Moholoagae, a 21 year old from Bloemfontein.  Ofentse went to Brebner High School where she completed her matric in 2015 where she was also a school monitor. After Matric she enrolled at the University of the Free State, where she studied BSc in...

Lungile Mazibuko

Reigning Miss Free State Queen, Lungile Carol Mazibuko was born in Harrismith and grew up in Qwa Qwa, both in the Free State. She’s the second born from a family of five. She attended Retief pre-school in Kestell and then she moved to Ed-U College until grade 4. In...

Boitumelo Jerry

By TSHEGO SEBITLOANE Bloemfontein born Boitumelo Jerry Legegeru,23 is taking over the graphic design industry by storm. Boitumelo has always been passionate about drawings and graphics from a young age after matriculating in 2013 from Atlehang High School he went on...

Obed Lekhehle

This Youth Month, we’ve decided to profile young people in the Free State doing great things and putting the Free State on the map. Today we profile a young man by the name of Obed Lekhehle who hails from Reddersburg, a small town just 60KMs outside Bloemfontein. Obed...

Katleho Mokhethi

Today we are profiling our very own editor in chief, Katleho Mokhethi known as “Binnz” in the entertainment industry. In this feature you will get to know more about Katleho, from her childhood background to the woman she has become. Katleho was born in Bloemfontein...

Keabetswe Jan

We recently caught up with Keabetswe Jan in an exclusive interview and a first of many about her upbringing and everything that led up to her explosive “O JEWA KE ENG?” tweet that just won’t stop blowing up her phone. Born and bred in Grassland Bloemfontein, Kea,...

Kelebogile KC Mochumi

Tshego Sebitloane Meet 26-year-old Kelebogile Caroline Mocumi from Bloemfontein. Kele was born and bred in Bloemfontein, she started school at Tebelelo Primary School and went on to attend Atlhehang High School after matric she went to the Central University of...

Request for Funds: Amogelang Senyatsi

Amogelang “Amo” Senyatsi is a 16 year old girl from Bloemfontein who is very passionate about hockey. Amo is a learner at St Michael’s School for Girls and she has been selected to take part in a hockey tournament that will be hosted in...

Masego Moncho

ICT Entreprenuer and mother of one, Masego Moncho is an avid energy efficiency enthusiast who has the vision of extending IT expertise and experience to the most citizens. She sees herself as a driven and passionate ICT PRACTITIONER/Entrepreneur seeking for change and...

Lerato Phori

Tshego Sebitloane We're shining the spotlight on Lerato Phori; fashion enthusiast, upcoming businesswoman and an adventure lover. Lerato is originally from Lesotho, but moved to Bloemfontein with her parents as a child. She went to Navalsig High School and continued...

Keora Wolff Make-Up Artistry

Make-Up Artist Keorapetse Wolff, was born and raised in Bloemfontein, the City of Roses. “The reason why my parents named me Keorapetse (I’ve prayed for you) is because they prayed for a little girl and obviously this ray of sunshine was born” Keora says.  According...

BEAUTY WITH A PURPOSE

BY TSHEGO SEBITLOANE Bloemfontein- A young beautiful lady from Vista Park, Bloemfontein who is passionate about pageantry and making a difference in the community, Relebohile Matli ,20 is on quest to make an impact in people’s lives. Matli is studied Management...

Hair By Nthabi

Hair and Beauty specialist Nthabiseng Mosala grew up in the small town of Thaba Nchu in the Free State with both her parents and younger sibling. After matriculating from Brebner High School in 2012, she continued her studies at the Central University of Technology in...

Female Fitness Myths BUSTED!!!

Kenosi Mashwabi The world of female fitness is absolutely cluttered with myths and it's time to bust them! Almost all of us have heard someone say women shouldn’t train as hard as men because they are either not as strong or that they will end up looking like men if...

Fourth Industrial Revolution

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is the fourth major industrial era since the initial Industrial Revolution of the 18th century. It is characterized by a fusion of technologies that is blurring the lines between the physical, digital and biological spheres,...

FUTURE DIGITAL FEMALES

It’s quite alarming what a large amount of first year students have no access to or basic knowledge of how computers and laptops work at the time of their enrolment into an institute of higher learning. What is even more alarming is that little to nothing is being...

Coffee Cupping

Coffee Cupping / Tasting in Bloemfontein By Thobeka Thobby Dywili @Thobby07 Imagine walking into a room full of coffee blends; freshly baked goodies and warm smiles. That’s exactly what I experienced at a coffee cupping I attended on the 09th January 2019, at ‘A...

Lerato Rampana

Business Mogul Lerato Rampana went to high school at Mariasdal Secondary School, located in the small town of Tweespruit. After her father passed on during her time in Mariasdal, she had to come back home to Bloemfontein and she then finished her high school career at...

Lesley Jennings

Business woman and Artist Lesley Jennings grew up in Ladybrand, a small town in the Free State on the border of Lesotho. Throughout school, she took part in music lessons at the local music academy, sang in the choir and was constantly busy with music; as an...

16 Days of Activism 2018

WHAT IS THE 16 DAYS ACTIVISM? It is a WORLDWIDE Campaign to OPPOSE VIOLENCE against WOMEN and CHILDREN It aims to raise awareness of the NEGATIVE impact that VIOLENCE and ABUSE have on WOMEN and CHILDREN and to RID society of ABUSE PERMANENTLY WHEN DOES THE CAMPAIGN...

Mamiki Qabathe Foundation Golf Day

The Mamiki Qabathe Foundation is hosting its 1st Annual Fundraising Golf Day on the 30th of November at the Bloemfontein Golf Club. The Foundation was founded in March 2018 as a Non-profit Organization and is named after the Speaker of the Free...

Aphelele Mabanga

Aphelele Mabanga is a 23 year old student at the University of the Free State pursuing a degree in LLB Law. Outside of her love for the law, Aphelele is also a choral singer and says although she started singing at the age of 13, her journey in music started long...

Lend-A-Hand Breakfast with a Purpose

#One PackOneChild in partnership with Black Bistro Lounge and Dear Bella are hosting a Lend-A-Hand “Breakfast with a Purpose” on the 24th November at Black Bistro Lounge in support of girls from impoverished families. The aim of the event is to raise funds and collect...

Dear Bella

Newly appointed Finance Minister Tito Mboweni announced on Wednesday that the VAT on Sanitary Pads will be zero-rated from April 2019.  “The revenue loss associated with zero-rating these items is estimated at R1.2 billion. However, zero-rating...

Ahang Amalmagate Construction

Nthabiseng Molejane, Refilwe Mogale and Mannini Setai are the three ladies who own Ahang Amalmagate Construction and all met in Parys when they started Grade 1. They have been together from Primary school, throughout High School and even...

GoDigital Free State

The Free State Provincial Government and the Department of Communications invites all interested practitioners in the fields of Broadcasting, ICT and Communications, Retail, Film and Production, Electronics as well as Manufacturing , to attend...

Breast Cancer Self-Check

The most common message with regards to cancer would have to be “Early detection can save a life” and we can’t stress this enough. When it comes to breast cancer, the symptoms are hardly ever visible and can be verified by a professional screening. However, it’s very...

Margo Fargo

If you haven’t heard the good news yet, you’re about to... Margo Fargo has been chosen to represent South Africa at the the 2018 International Miss Earth event to take place in Manila, Philippines on the 3rd of November. 26-year-old...

Sue Watson

Born and raised in Bloemfontein “The City of Roses”, Sue Watson studied BSc at the University of the Free State and then started her career as a Maths teacher and later went on to a career that would last 15 years in IQVIA, then known as Quintiles. Sue took a 3 year...

Mpho Maphathe

Mpho Maphathe was born into a family of business men and women and that is how she learnt to make money from a very young age. Her inspiration was drawn from wanting to spend more time with her loved ones by being self-employed so she could...

Julia Matthews

Having matriculated from St Michael's Girls School in Bloemfontein in 1989, Julia Matthews went on to work for corporate companies and several of her family businesses. After the birth her son, she became a stay at home mom for a few years. Julia comes from a Greek...

Mosele Lepheane

Affectionately known as ‘Mo’, Mosele Lepheane boasts a total of 15 years as a Sponsorship, Marketing and Events Manager of large conglomerates, a role which has established her as an astute businesswoman with impeccable negotiation and leadership skills. Her business...

Jane Mpholo

Jane Mpholo was born and raised in Botshabelo in the Free State and is the last born daughter of Joseph and Jeminah Mpholo. Just like most siblings, she grew up with a love hate relationship with her sister because she wanted all the attention to herself but her...

Lerato Senoko

As a new dawn rises upon us and we welcome our most exciting month of the year, we begin our Women’s Month with the woman who made one of our dreams possible by manufacturing hundreds of school shoes for the learners of Atlehang Senior Secondary School for our Mandela...

Caroline Sakiele, 20, Charity

Hometown: Kimberley Title: Chairlady of Retain Our Dignity Foundation. What makes you an upcoming trailblazer? I think of a trailblazer as someone who sees an opportunity and takes it to better the lives of those around them so I would say I am a trailblazer because I...

Kenosi Mashwabi, 21, Sport & Fitness

Hometown: Bloemfontein Title: Conditioning Trainer For Free State Cricket Semi Pro & Academy Cricket team Fitness Trainer at Sports Performance Clinic What makes you an upcoming trailblazer? What would make me an upcoming trailblazer is the fact I'm the youngest...

Sinako Bomela, 26, Legal

Hometown: Colesberg Title: Law Researcher at the Constitutional Court What makes you an upcoming trailblazer? I consider my name Sinako - which directly translated means "We Can" and has become my guru mantra, the first reason why I am regarded as an upcoming...

Themba Zimo, 24, Legal

Welcome to the Month of June, and Youth Month!For Youth Month, we have decided to profile various young and upcoming trailblazers who are making an impact in the Free State and beyond! By doing this we hope to celebrate our young people who continue to raise the bar...

Nomsa Mlenga

Today we’re profiling Nomsa Mlenga, who hails from Viljoenskroon in the Free State. Nomsa attended Potchefstroom Central School, went to Kroonstad High School and then matriculated at Navalsig High School in Bloemfontein. She went on to study Business Studies at...

#BloemGirlsRock partners with Mimi Women

#BloemGirlsRock has partnered with Mimi Women, a proudly South African company that produces sanitary pads and distributes them to underprivileged girls in mostly disadvantaged communities. Mimi Women was founded by Ramona Kasavan, who witnessed firsthand the...

Bloem Girls who Rock

#BloemGirlRock is made up of the wonderful women from Bloemfontein in the Free State and it’s surrounding areas who actually do ROCK! We celebrate these women who have defied the odds and are thriving in their chosen careers, by profiling them and showing our younger...

Thato Gaorekwe

This month in #BloemGirlsRock, we profile the amazing Thato Gaorekwe. Thato is a young, driven lady who has aspirations of touching lives and inspiring change through attaining her goals. Born and raised in Bloemfontein, she attended Tsoseletso High School and went on...

Akhona Monakali

This month on #BloemGirlsRock we profile the amazing Akhona Monakali who is the founder and CEO of Monakali Academy a brand new in-house tutoring company that provides high quality, individualised tutoring to students in the security of their homes, at times...

Kamogelo Seekoei

Our latest #BloemGirlsRock candidate is the beautiful Kamogelo Arusha Seekoei 👑 Kamogelo is a Journalist who was born in the small town of Thaba Nchu in the Free State and attended schools at Namanyane Primary and Unicom High School. Growing up, Kamogelo wanted to be...

Mantshadi Mokoena

This week in #BloemGirlsRock, we profile Tshadi Malay 👑 Mantshadi is a Bloem Girl that ROCKS because she saw an opportunity to go out into the world and gain all types of skills she could use to uplift and empower the people of her city. She went to Eunice Girls High...

Dineo Bendile

Women’s Month isn’t over yet and today on #BloemGirlsRock we celebrate another wonderful woman by the name of Dineo Bendile a Political Journalist from Mail&Guardian. Dineo was born and raised in the dusty streets of Bochabela location in Bloemfontein and went to...

Gali Malebo

This week in #BloemGirlsRock we profile Gali Hope Malebo, a beautiful and talented lady from Bloemfontein who started her schooling career at Kgato Primary and then the admirable Tsoseletso High School. She has a BA Honors in Drama and Theatre Arts that she obtained...

Leah Molatseli

On this beautiful Women’s day, here's to strong women, may we know them, may we be them, may we raise them. Our Bloem girl who rocks is Leah Molatseli. Firstly, we need to share that, we had already had Leah as one of the Girls who we would be profiling this month,...

Rorisang Setlogelo

This week in #BloemGirlsRock, we profile Rorisang Setlogelo, Director of Roth Media. Rori is such a force, a girl's girl and a great motivator. She has been spearheading www.rothmedia.co.za for a solid 5 and a half years. But don’t just take it from us, here is why...

Nthatisi Moraloge

To kick off Women’s Month, we have profiled a beautiful lady Nthatisi Moraloge who was born and bred in the city of Bloemfontein into a family of five. Nthati as she is known to her loved ones, attended Navalsig High School and then went on to the Central University...

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