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Charl Pretorius

Founder and Publisher


A veteran of 30 years in journalism and publishing, award-winning Charl Pretorius heads the Wordslingers team. .

Charl has worked on every major newspaper in South Africa including Beeld, Business Day and Sunday Times. He also headed the JT Publishing Magazine division between 1993-2000, notorious for its big -selling titles Hustler and Loslyf and high-profile lawsuits. Charl is also the most accredited horseracing scribe in South Africa, with four self-published books, 12 racing websites and dozens of others in general work and industry to his name. He was a finalist for the 2008 Vodacom Journalist Of The Year Award.

Charl brings 30 years of management experience in newspapers, magazines, books and websites to Wordslingers.

Gavin Pretorius

Director


Gavin Pretorius is a perpetual reader with an alternative outlook on life and a youthful focus.

His dad describes Gavin as "way beyond his years, an intellectual, a non-stop reader with an incredible range of interests from economics to sport and politics". Gavin keeps Wordslingers in touch with modern-day realities and technological developments.

Gavin's youthful intellect and a maturity way beyond his years is a big asset to Wordslingers.

Marcelle Rootman

Associate


Marcelle is the owner of Web Dynamix, our associate at Wordslingers supplying reliable website hosting, SEO services, WordPress design and backup.

Marcelle has worked closely with us over the last five years because her company is not only cost-effective, but friendly and accessible with good support. Web Dynamix is the most efficient we’ve dealt with across the board!

Durban-based, Marcelle's Web Dynamix serves a number of high-profile clients, including the PGA of South Africa.

Dante Lupini

Associate


Dante Lupini is a specialist industrial designer who graduated from the University of Johannesburg with a degree in Industrial design and thereafter from the Royal College of Art in London with a Masters of Design.

Lupini Design is a multi-disciplinary industrial design studio that specialises in a variety of different product markets - an associate of Wordslingers with particular view to the creation and designs of Corporate Identities.

Dante believes that a good Corporate Identity is one of the biggest assets in any company. His advice and designs are invaluable.

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Manjifique Media

Medewerker


Manjifique Media word bedryf deur Marlize Leyden, wie haar meestersgraad in Afrikaans en Nederlandse taal- en letterkunde onder andere aan die Katolieke Universiteit van Leuven in België met lof voltooi het.

Uit haar pen verskyn artikels, resensies en rubrieke uit veral Afrikaanse publikasies soos Rapport, Beeld, Weg, Huisgenoot, Pols, Finesse, Vrouekeur, Lig, Leef en LitNet. Altevêr, ’n outobiografiese boek met ’n twist behoort eersdaags te verskyn. Manjifique Media is ’n media- en uitgewersmaatskappy wat onder andere bemarking, korporatiewe verslae, redigering, herskryf en vertaling vir maatskappye soos Sanlam, Media24, die South African Weather Service, North West Development Corporation (NWDC). Hierdie maatskappy behartig ook publikasies van uitgewers en maatskappye soos die South African Airport Company, LAPA Uitgewers, CUM en Pharos. .

Manjifique Media word bedryf deur Marlize Leyden, wie haar meestersgraad in Afrikaans en Nederlandse taal- en letterkunde onder andere aan die Katolieke Universiteit van Leuven in België met lof voltooi het.