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7 Minutes with Steve Hofmeyr
Wednesday, 05 January 2011 13:26

You were born in Pretoria, did you grow up in Pretoria? Tell us about your memories here.
The single road to JHB, past the Flying Saucer Takeaway in Midrand. Sundays at Fountains. The Union Buildings. Magnolia Dell. Our little house in Prospect Street. Pretoria East and Lynwood Primary Schools. And UNISA which looks like a ship coming in. I also remember the tree house at my aunt's in Milner Street, Waterkloof.

After doing Army and Border duty you went to study Drama at Pretoria Tech. Did you want to become an actor and when did your singing career start?
I was at a loss. Too shy to sing, I thought I could become a DJ and spin other singers' records. I studied drama but soon started joining bands. TV fame came first, but my patience paid off.

What was the student life like back then in Pretoria?

7 Minutes with Janina Oberholzer
Written by Hanna Grobler   
Thursday, 08 December 2011 21:41
Janina Oberholzer

Your first Radio job was at TUKS FM before working at Jacaranda 94.2! Tell us a bit about your first years in student Radio...
That is where it all started really. I started on the graveyard shift (that's where we all started), and then moved on to co-host the Bang-Bang Breakfast for a few years. If you want to get into radio, campus radiois the best way to start. Some of my best radio years were spent at Tuks FM. I had the time of my life.

What is the famous 'NEXT' button in Radio?
Hahaha! It's a lifesaver. When anything goes wrong in the studio, you press the big green button. When in doubt, just press next!

How did you and Frankie meet?
We met when we both still worked for Tuks FM, but only became good friends when I started to work at Jacaranda 94.2.

7 Minutes with Theuns Jordaan
Written by Hanna Grobler   
Friday, 30 September 2011 11:10
Theuns Jordaan

Where did you grow up and why did you move to Pretoria?
Grew up in the Karoo on a farm near Colesberg. I moved to Pretoria to pursue a music career.

Do you think Pretoria has the prettiest girls in our country?

If you were on 'The Bachelor', what qualities would you look at in search of your perfect match?
Loyalty and honesty.

You are on the new 'Rugby is GROOT' album. Tell us a bit about this exciting project?
It's a Coleske Artist project and it was our way of showing our support for the Springboks and love of the game.

7 Minutes with Altus Theart
Written by Hanna Grobler   
Monday, 05 September 2011 13:14

It's September and love is in the air! How did you meet the love of your life?
We met on the set of Deon Opperman's "Kruispad" where we played brother and sister.

You recently got engaged, how did you pop the question?
After a nice dinner in a tent on our flat's balcony on the second floor!

Describe a perfect date in Spring in Pretoria...
Me on my dirt bike, Zetske on a quad bike driving somewhere in the veld and having a nice picnic on top of a mountain.

If you had to make up a bunch of Flowers (being Spring and all) to give to your lady, what would that be?
Yellow roses or a bunch of Gerberas

7 Minutes with Zelda la Grange
Written by Hanna Grobler   
Monday, 01 August 2011 14:23

Where in Pretoria did you grow up and which schools did you go to?
I grew up in the Northern suburbs of Pretoria. Wonderboom/Sinoville. I attended primary school at Wonderboom and high school at Overkruin.

Tell me about your memories of the community where you grew up.
Fond memories. Peaceful and blissful. Large old trees, and a very moderate climate.

Would you describe yourself as a typical girl or a tomboy?
I do like girly stuff but I detest boredom and I like adventure and action. If that classifies me as a tomboy then I guess I am one.

7 Minutes with Zetske van Pletzen
Written by Hanna Grobler   
Friday, 01 July 2011 14:23

You were raised in Pretoria, in which Suburb?
I grew up in Waverley.

You went to the Arts School Pro Arte Alphen Park, would you recommend this school to young artis
I matriculated in 2005, so I don't know how the school might have changed in the past few years, but I would recommend it for young artists!

What production are you currently working on?
I'm currently shooting at 7de Laan.

Did you ever have a bad hair, wardrobe or make-up experience on set or on a shoot?
Not really. The worst so far has been a swimwear shoot in winter and in a freezing pool!

7 minutes with Carla van Niekerk
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 01 June 2011 17:37

You are the presenter on an Afrikaans Breakfast show on Kyknet, but it happened by did you land this job?
It was really a miracle! I took a chance and sent them my CV (without any experience in the field), and then I prayed for 3 months non-stop! God gave answer to my prayers and today I am working for Ontbytsake for 3 years already. What a blessing!

You were born in Porterville, do you prefer small town or city life?
In my heart I will always prefer small town, or rather "farm – life" seeing that I grew up on a farm, but I know that God sends us to places where He wants to use us best, and for now that is Pretoria for me, and let me tell you, I am really enjoying it!

3 Minutes with Robbie Kruse
Friday, 06 May 2011 13:16

Robbie is the witty and fun DJ at Jacaranda 94.2 and a proud Pretorian. He's recently been nominated for the Best Night time Show 2011 (Kruse Control Mon-Fri 19:30-23:00) for the MTN SA Radio awards. You better watch this space...

You have been a Pretoria boytjie all your life, what's your favourite thing about this city?
The most beautiful girls in the world are from Pretoria, we have the biggest variety of the most friendliest people ever, every flavour from all cultures! Loftus and Eastwoods provides for the most entertaining weekends (Saturdays). I must say that without our awesome Jacaranda trees we would not be able to boast with the millions of tourists who come and take photos of our beautiful trees, especially the jacaranda trees in the Arcadia area.

7 Minutes with Ciske Kruger Botha
Friday, 01 April 2011 00:27

You currently live in Melville but studied in Pretoria, tell us about that.
I studied and recieved my BTech Diploma in Drama at the Tshwane University of Technology in 2005.

What made you decide to study in Pretoria?
When i asked around about the best place to study drama, everyone recommended Pretoria Tech because it's more practical work than theory. And well, acting is more practical.

As a student, did you ever wish a Jacaranda flower would land on your head so that you would pass the exams?
I'm not superstitious at all. I do however have my lucky necklace and underwear.

7 Minute met Victor Matfield
Written by Jacques Rudolph   
Wednesday, 02 March 2011 11:39

Boerseun van Pietersburg, nou n lojale Pretorianer, wat was die groot aanloklikheid na die Jakarandastad?
Bulle en Tukkies

Vertel ons meer van 'Blood Brothers'?
Dis my en Bakkies se Benefit jaar. Ons het vir ons elkeen 'n liefdadigheid gekies om ons vennote te wees. Bakkies het die Rooikruis Kinderhuis en ek die Walter Sisulu Kinderhospitaal.

Jou gunsteling restuarant in Pretoria?
Crawdaddy's in Menlyn.

Wat was die grootste hoogtepunt in jou loopbaan?
Die 3 Super 14 wenne en die Wereldbeker wen.

7 Minutes with Christel van den Bergh
Monday, 31 January 2011 11:39

Describe Pretoria in a few words....
Friendly, vibey, underrated and absolutely beautiful.

What's your favorite places to hang out in Pretoria?
Menlyn Square, Bellbottom's.

You studied acting at the Tshwane University of Technology, would you recommend this University to young upcoming actors in Pretoria?
Back in the day, when I used to study at the Technicon, it was one of the top two drama-institutes in the country. My years at drama school were my most memorable years. We had such inspiring and talented lecturers, whom the students had major respect for, half the lecturers that taught there for years, have retired since. I believe that it is still one of the best drama schools in the country, because it is so practical.

7 Minutes with Bok van Blerk
Tuesday, 30 November 2010 10:55
What good memories do you have as a child growing up in Pretoria?
I grew up on a farm just outside Pretoria and used to play soccer with all the farm workers. On sundays at soccer matches I used to sell ice cream and T-shirts for pocket money. When I went to High school at Hoerskool Die Wilgers we held music festivals on the farm like a small Oppikoppi. We called it BOKSTOK It was crazy and became very popular!

What's your favorite restaurant in Pretoria and your favorite dish to order?
I love Crawdaddy's in Garsfontein road, they have a great variety on their menu and my favorite dish to order is Patrick's chicken...
7 Minutes with Ryk Neethling
Monday, 01 November 2010 09:19
Where are you originally from and when did you move to Pretoria?
I am originally from Bloemfontein, but studied and worked in the United States for 8 years. I moved to Pretoria in 2006.

What do you love most about Pretoria?
The weather, the Jacaranda trees and the people.

You trained and lived in the USA for a few years, how does it compare to be living in a place like Pretoria?
I prefer Pretoria. People think it is always greener on the other side, but "the other side" always has it's own problems.
7 Minutes with Jacques Rudolph
Wednesday, 06 October 2010 16:06
Jacques Rudolph is the newly appointed captain of the Titans.
How long have you been living in Pretoria?

I grew up in Pretoria so I am extremely fond of my city. We also lived in Bloemfontein for just over three years which was also a good experience, but I guess home is where the heart is...

What is your favourite hang out place in Pretoria?

You have spent quite a bit of time in England. What was the one thing about Pretoria which you missed most?
Braaivleis. The English don't really understand the art of 'braaing'...
7 Minutes with Elizma Theron
Monday, 06 September 2010 09:13
Where are you originally from and when did you move to Pretoria?
I am from Kuruman in the Kalahari and I have been living in Pretoria for the past 6 years.

What is your favourite thing about Pretoria?
Initially when I moved to here from my small town, Pretoria was a bit overwhelming and through my eyes seemed very big. Gradually as time passed, I realized just how small community it really is and now I feel right at home.

What/where is your favourite hang-out in Pretoria?
Rhapsody's Menlyn - I like the vibe and it is almost like Melrose Place for all our friends go there. When I am not out on town I love to go Ten Pin Bowling at Menlyn Shopping Centre.
7 Minutes with Karlien van Jaarsveld
Monday, 03 May 2010 12:52
How long have you been staying in Pretoria?
I have been living in Pretoria for the past 6 best years of my life.

What do you like most about Pretoria?
Good food, great music, best friends, the big city life.

Where is your favorite hang out in Pretoria?
Oh how I want to say Presley’s...ha ha, definitely Rhapsody’s Menlyn / Centurion and of course home having a true South African braai with friends and family.
7 Minutes with Jack Parow
Monday, 05 April 2010 15:43
Jy is in Belville gebore en woon tans in die Kaap. Wat bring jou na Pretoria?
Ek kom nooit regtig na Pretoria vir enige ander rede as om te show nie. Ek het vanaand ‘n show hier by FTV, maar dis vir my kief om in Pretoria te wees.

Weet jy waarvoor staan FTV?
Fashion Television. Elke bra weet waarvoor dit staan want ons almal dink dis kief. En die bra’s wat nie tv het nie kyk dit by iemand anders.

Het jy ‘n gunsteling uithangplek in Pretoria?
Awe my bra, daai Hatfield square is K@krof. Ek laaik Tings 'n Times maar ek hou die meeste van Artbox Studios. Dit voel of jy by jou eie houseparty is. Daar is beddens orals, so as jy moeg raak dan kap jy net om.
7 Minutes with Pedri Wannenburg
Monday, 01 March 2010 15:57
How long have you been living in Pretoria?
I grew up on a lovely farm in Oudtshoorn with the name Schoongezicht where my parents stay to this day. I was very privileged to get a contract with the Blue Bull’s Rugby Union and I moved to Pretoria to further my career 9 years ago.

What do you love most about Pretoria?
Pretoria is a city but not a city, if you know what I mean. It’s got all the perks of a big city but also has all the great qualities of living in a “plattelandse dorpie”. Everyone knows each other and people are overall very friendly and compassionate.

7 Minutes with Hanna Grobler
Tuesday, 02 February 2010 14:22
How long have you been living in Pretoria?
I have been a Pretoria girl all my life. I was born in Die Pretoria Moedersbond on the 15th of January 1982, attended Laerskool Skuilkrans and then proceeded to Pro Arte High School. Post matric, I packed by bags and headed for Stellenbosch where I completed a degree in Performance Art at the University of Stellenbosch. I returned back home and to this day is staying in Hazelwood and enjoying every minute thereof.

What do you love most about Pretoria?
I absolutely adore the weather! I have a very close circle of friends and I try to spend a big chunk of my free time with them and my very charming boyfriend.
7 Minutes with AB de Villiers
Monday, 04 January 2010 14:19
AB de Villiers How long have you been living in Pretoria?
I spent my high school years at Affies in Pretoria and have been living here ever since. So, this is my 12th year in Pretoria now.

What do you love most about Pretoria?
It's a city with an awesome vibe and atmosphere!! I do enjoy other parts of South Africa too, but no place makes me feel more at home than the Jacaranda city!!

How many days a year are you actually in Pretoria?
We travel quite a lot, but I get to spend a bit of time at home between tournaments/series' and a few weeks in our off season. Definitely not often enough though! All together about 60 or 70 days a year.


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