Meet our team

Your Family Magazine – Meet our team

Your Family magazine hit the shelves and the hearts of South Africans in 1973, and has produced home-grown information, recipes, crafts and more ever since. Meet the team who makes this all possible as they share their goals for 2018…



Janine Collins

In 2018 I’d like to let go: of the past, of others’ expectations and of my need to fix every problem and constantly smooth things over. Things usually work out in the end!


Elsa de Beer
Office manager

In 2018 I plan on spending more time with my family, especially my gorgeous grandchildren.


Margie Els-Burger
Food editor

In 2018 I’m going to be happier with less. Most things I spend money on just end up cluttering my home. I’d rather save up for a lovely holiday with my family.

Nolwazi Dhlamini
Features writer

In 2018 I want to learn to embrace the challenges and see them not as obstacles, but as building blocks in the construction of a fulfilling life.


Carryl Bristow
Art director

I started meditating in 2017 so this year I would like to strengthen my meditation practise as I find it really beneficial. Oh yes, and to spend more time doing pottery, my other happy place!


Joni Nel 
Digital editor

I’m getting married in 2018 and I think it’s the perfect time to focus on my relationship with not only my fiance but my friends, family and colleagues too. I want to nurture and cherish the people I love by being more understanding and present in their lives.


Kim Shaw
Copy editor

I’d like to relax under the trees with more fabulous books.


Courtney Thornton

This year I want to put more time into my illustrations and just being creative. I want to draw, draw and then draw some more!