Veteran racing driver, Arnout Kok, is on an audacious mission to become only the second South African to race in the NASCAR Cup Series and, in the process, use the platform as a vehicle to promote the country. Saffa Mag’s Ockert de Villiers checked in with him.
Despite living through the harrowing ordeal of her husband being kidnapped and held for ramson by Nigerian rebels, a major financial crisis that saw her lose everything, an armed robbery and two attempted hijackings, Lorna Greyling (44) still chooses faith over fear. By Allison Cooper
A sense of guilt often interrupts his thoughts about his charmed life in California, but Chris van Heerden has to remind himself that his success was paid for by the sweat of his brow and the work of his hands. Ockert de Villiers reports.
She was born and raised in Johannesburg, but now she keeps an eye on earth’s heartbeat from the “centre of the universe.” Dr Kerry Cawse-Nicholson is a leading scientist at NASA and Saffa Mag’s Izak du Plessis learned more about her remarkable work.
Karin Hougaard is immergroen met ’n talent wat oor verskeie genres strek. Sy het haarself “toestemming” gegee om nie net een “iets” te wees nie. “Ek mag speel, sing, dans, dig, skryf en skilder en as ek regtig sou wou, of in die tuin werk,” het sy in ‘n onderhoud met Saffa Mag gedeel.
Driven by an inherent need and pure passion to create breath-taking artwork and sculptures, Johannesburg-born multi-disciplinary artist Daniel Popper continues to make a name for himself around the globe, by Allison Cooper.
If it wasn’t for his mother, he would not have been a Springbok, says Duane Vermeulen, one of the most feared ball carriers in rugby. He spoke exclusively to Izak du Plessis about his career, life and family.
When Lara Burger (24) completed her matric in 2016, she opted to go on an adventure to au pair in America for a year before she made final future plans. She never planned on becoming a US citizen, but love has got a way of changing lives forever. Lara shared her story with Saffa Mag from Minneapolis, Minnesota where she now lives.
Moira Henkel’s life story is the stuff movies are made of. When Saffa Mag interviewed the driving force behind Fumana International Wine Imports, we got so much more than a story of business success and perseverance. It was a moving tale of how she turned adversity into opportunity.
Four years ago, Francois Swart from Klerksdorp decided to make the bold move to go work on a Texas farm, leaving his wife, Laurika and two daughters, Zetske (4) and Janke (9 months), behind. His inspiring story has since helped many other young South African men who choose the United States of America to build a better, more financially secure future for their families. His journey is captured on his social media accounts, and he has become a hit with young men considering the same move. Saffa Mag spoke to the couple about their journey.