About

Beautiful

News

THE

TEAM

Commissioning Editor
ANTHONY HINRICHSEN

EDITORIAL

Associate Editor
MICHAEL HATHORN
Head of Research & Ideation
TALYSA RUDAH
Editorial Assistant
PHETHAGATSO MOTUMI
Junior Writer
LETHABO NXUMALO

PRODUCTION

Project Manager
MEGAN RAINIER
Production Manager
CARLA BOKOMBE
Production Assistant
SANDI SOKUTU

SHOOTING

Senior Photographer
GARY VAN WYK
Senior Cinematographer
HAFEEZ FLORIS
Videographer & Junior Editor
GARRIN BOWDEN
Videographer & Junior Editor
DOMINIC TAYLOR
Photographic Assistant intern
JODI WINDVOGEL

MEDIA MANAGEMENT

Media Manager
SEAN PLEWMAN
Media Manager
BRENDAN WATSON

EDITING

Seinor Editor
ZEE MULLER
Editor
JACQUIE STEYN
Editing Intern
PHILIA RAMAZZOTTI

AMPLIFICATION

Social Media Strategist
MUMA KHUMALO
Social Media Intern
BUSANG SENNE

ADMINISTRATION

Accountant
NAWAAL WAGGIE
Accounts Assistant
SIPHOKAZI MAYEKISO
Administration Assistant
ZAYAAN ABDULLA

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.

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