About

Beautiful

News

South Africans are a vibrant, innovative, resourceful and warm-hearted people. A truth we often overlook. Every day at 4:14pm Beautiful News celebrates the extraordinary fabric of human nature that binds our nation.

Our goals are simple. In the face of news cycles dominated by disaster and unhappiness, we seek to provide a source of comfort and relief. Through stories told in films and photographs we want to share the selflessness, the entrepreneurial courage, and the human kindness that brings South Africans together. These are stories that are positive, authentic and true – a reflection of our people’s remarkable, enduring spirit. Together we are better.

Beautiful News is made possible by Mercedes-Benz South Africa.

THE

TEAM

Commissioning Editor
Anthony Hinrichsen

Editorial Team

Associate Editor
Michael Hathorn
Head of Research & Ideation
Talysa Rudah
Editorial Assistant
Phethagatso Motumi

PRODUCTION

Project Manager
Megan Rainier
Senior Production Manager
Marion Seymour
Production Assistant
Sandi Sokutu

SHOOTING

Senior Photographer
Gary Van Wyk
Senior Cinematographer
Hafeez Floris
Junior Videographer & Editor
Garrin Bowden
Junior Videographer & Editor
Dominic Taylor
Junior Photograher
Jodi Windvogel

MEDIA MANAGEMENT

Media Manager
Sean Plewman
Media Manager
Brendan Watson

EDITING

Editor
Jacquie Steyn
Editor
Brian Seymour
Junior Editor
Christian Van Reenen

Amplification

Content Strategist
Jonathan Sinclair
Social Media Manager
Busang Senne

Administration

Accountant
Nawaal Waggie
Accounts Assistant
Thembile Gwaza
Administration Assistant
Zayaan Abdulla

Contributors

Cinematographer
Damon Hyland
Editor
Zee Muller
Editor
Carlos Francisco

Internships @ Beautiful News

Editorial Intern
Ethan Philander
Editorial Intern
Mitch Parker
Intern Writer
Douglas Smith
Intern Videographer
Thando Fipiza
Intern Media Manager
Abdullah Abrahams
Intern Media Manager
Marle Visagie