Meet the Shine Team

From fashion, beauty, décor, travel, wellness and more, the Shine Team works hard to deliver you ah-mazing content that is beautiful, relevant and authentic. Keep scrolling to know more about the team, and who know… you might learn something interesting *sips wine*.

 

Career & do Good
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Thando Naves

Thando is a human resources professional by day, award-winning blogger by night and mom 24/7! She enjoys connecting and collaborating with phenomenal Mzansi women and loves to express herself through writing.

Career & do Good
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Lufuno Sathekge

Lufuno is a mother, a professional wardrobe stylist, a budding chilli entrepreneur and a food and wellness enthusiast. She loves cooking and working out and, more than anything, her little boy. Hearing him laugh and seeing him happy fills her heart with joy and gives her a glow from within

Food & Decor
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Helen Wallace

An introvert at heart, Helen is happiest when she is binging a good docu-series or reading a captivating book. When she does venture outside for a much-needed dose of vitamin D, she can be found walking her two dogs in the local park or meeting up with friends for live music and laughs.

Wellness
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Itumeleng Solar Baloyi

Affectionately known as Solar, Itumeleng is an artist, author and meditation teacher from the east of Johannesburg. Her work is about mindfulness at the core and she explores this through different disciplines as an artist. She enjoys being outside and says meditating in the garden helps her to glow and shine.

Entertaiment
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Lelo Boyana

Lelo is the host of the Chica Travel podcast and an optimist who *loves* being around people. Lelo's most prized possession is her passport and she's happiest when exploring a new place or watching some good TV

Food & Decor
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Lindall Atkins

Lindall, who also goes by her Xhosa name, Nwabisa, which she was given while doing community development work in the Eastern Cape, is a creative, wife, mom, traveller and DIY blogger. She shines when she can be creative and help others.

Food & Decor
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Clara Jane Bjorkman

Clara is a foodie, photographer and glorified dishwasher. She spends her days either covered in flour or behind the lens putting together concepts that inspire. Nothing makes her shine more than beautiful imagery, a glass of wine and moody mountains.

Entertaiment
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Kim Nokwaza

Kim works in the financial sector and started her blog in 2017, which is a platform aimed at inspiring the modern career woman. When she isn’t working or creating content, Kim can be found rewatching Keeping Up With the Kardashians with her sister or taking in some true-crime shows.

Food & Decor
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Ghislaine Mutombo

Ghislaine is passionate about everything from fashion and beauty to female empowerment, entrepreneurship and leadership. Whether she is striking a pose on set, sharing tips in her tutorials, vlogging or sharing her #OOTDs, her goal is always to inspire women so that they recognise their power and potential.

Fashion & Beauty
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Cleo Marcopoulos

Cleo is a stylist, creative director and curator of content. She is also the co-director of a content marketing agency called MOOD where she works with brands to produce ah-mazing content. Cleo's happy place is more of a scenario that includes the people closest to her, wine and sunshine (oh, and good shoes).

Wellness
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Holly Meadows

Holly is an editor and curator of content. She is also the co-director of a content marketing agency called MOOD where she works with brands to produce quality content. Holly is happiest when surrounded by her girlfriends, cooking some good food to be enjoyed at home in the garden under the sunshine.

Fashion & Beauty
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Xola Xola

Born and bred in Cape Town, Xola is a final-year strategic brand communications student. She’s also a celebrity makeup artist, having worked on local and international campaigns, and has gained online attention from her work in beauty and her love of fashion.

Career & do Good
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Lwandile Makhaza

Lwandile is an all-round creative who is passionate about fashion, content creation and graphic design, and inspiring young people in SA through her work. An adventurer at heart, she enjoys new and exciting experiences and discovering new ways to get her creative juices flowing. 

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