About Us


Back from left: Riaan, Nicola, Cara-Lee, Odette, Andile, Sanelisiwe, Claricia, Nobulungisa; Front from left: Lisa, Yandiswa

Meet the Début team – 10 third-year Print Media Stream students of a BA in Media, Communication and Culture from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth. We’re a dynamic, unique, creative and talented group of young people who all have one thing in common: a passion for writing and letting our voices be heard! We are super excited about our second issue of our magazine, and the different feel it’ll bring as an online publication. To get to know us a little more, read on below!


Editor, Entertainment Editor 


Name: Odette Kemp

Age: 20

Place of birth: Despatch

Favourite childhood memory: The family holiday we had in Plettenberg Bay

Dreams for the future: To work in the film industry, and to enjoy every day of what I do







Assistant Editor, How-To Editor


Name: Lisa Moore

Age: 20

Place of birth: Pretoria, South Africa

Favourite childhood memory: Eating Gattis ice-cream on a picnic blanket underneath the stars in our back garden and playing in my Wendy House!

Dreams for the future: To become a travelling writer, see the world and be happy!




Fashion Editor


Name:   Claricia Ruth Coeries

Age:  21

Place of birth:  Port Elizabeth

Favourite childhood memory:  Singing “Jesus Loves Me” on stage at my pre-school graduation 🙂

Dreams for the future:  To become an English teacher and a writer to reckon with!





News Editor


Name: Nicola Jane Hansford

Age: 22 years

Place of birth: Port Elizabeth

Favourite childhood memory: Getting my first pet, a kitten named Shorty.

Dreams for the future: To be happy in a good job.





Sport Editor


Name: Andile Ace Magxaki

Age: 25

Place of birth: Port Elizabeth

Favourite childhood memory: There are so many. My favourite, though, must be the first time I won SA nationals in Karate. It was a special time for me.

Dreams for the future: Once again, there are so many. I have aspirations of being a businessman because there is something appealing about being my own boss. I’m also quite involved in the theatre so an acting career is also on the to-do list. However, success is what I most aspire to in anything that I do.



Finance Editor


Name: Sanelisiwe Maliza

Age: 21

Place of birth: Uitenhage

Favourite childhood memory:  Family holidays: On the road travelling to all sorts of places with the family

Dreams for the future: World domination one article at a time. Wealth, love and happiness would also fit in there somewhere.  




 Health Editor


Name: Nobulungisa “Peachez” Mangisa

Age: 22 years

Place of birth: Mthatha

Favourite childhood memory: Being the best at “wait until to say out”, a game we played. Winning reading competitions year after year. The Christmas gatherings – we would get to eat cornflakes and bacon (a once-a-year thing) lol.

Dreams for the future: To have my own catering company, my own online food and cuisine magazine and to be involved in government tenders.




Travel Editor


Name: Riaan Marais

Age: 21

Place of birth: Uitenhage, Eastern Cape

Favourite childhood memory: Anything outside – hiking, hunting, sport, etc.  

Dreams for the future: To be successful in my work, to be an accomplished journalist/writer and to be proud of what I have achieved.




 Technology Editor


Name: Cara-Lee Scheun  

Age: 20

Place of birth: Eastern Cape

Favourite childhood memory: School holidays on the farm, with all my friends and riding horses.

Dreams for the future: To travel through Africa





 Lifestyle Editor


Name: Yandiswa Vokwana

Age: 22

Place of birth: Mdantsane, East London

Favourite childhood memory: Going to church every Thursday with my great grandmother – I used to enjoy the cakes and listening to the old people gossip!

Dreams for the future: I hope that one day I would be the editor of True Love Magazine.




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