New Tuis and Home editor appointed after passing of Anneke Blaise – Wicus Pretorius!

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BREAKING NEWS: Wicus Pretorius has been appointed as the new editor of Tuis and Home magazines, starting June 2014, after the passing of Anneke Blaise after a short illness! (The April issue was her last, and the team dedicated the issue to her)

I’ve known Wicus for almost 10 years now, and met him when he was the editor of TV Plus, and have since followed his career from title to title, and new position to new position, and winning award after award under his guidance. One thing is for sure, what ever Wicus puts his mind to, he makes a success of it, and I’m sure he will be a perfect for Tuis and Home!

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If you don’t recognize him from his editor picture is numerous titles (mostly brand extensions recently), then you might recognize him from his stint as a SAKTYD Judge, where Huisgenoot did a reality show where they were looking for an Intern. Below are a few clips where he can spotted;

I’ve seen on Wicus’ Facebook profile that he has recently undergone quite a drastic home makeover himself, so I’m sure he’ll also have quite a few stories he can share with readers, and share in their processes of creating beautiful homes.

Good luck to Wicus, and to the Tuis and Home team with their new editor!

Press release:

Wicus Pretorius appointed as the new editor of Tuis/Home magazine

Tuis/Home is pleased to announce the appointment of Wicus Pretorius as the magazine’s new editor. Wicus is a seasoned journalist and experienced editor with a passion for the home and décor industry.

After studying at the University of Stellenbosch, he started his career as a teacher and soon made the leap into the world of media as a sub-editor at Die Burger. Since then, he has had a five-year stint as the editor of TV-Plus and several editorial roles at Huisgenoot/YOU, most recently as deputy editor.

Wicus has a keen understanding of what makes the Tuis/Home reader tick and has an exciting vision for how the brand can be further expanded, digitally and otherwise.

“I’m very excited to be joining the Tuis/Home team. I have been an avid reader of the magazine for years. I am looking forward to issues filled to the brim with beautiful homes, inspiring décor and hands-on DIY projects. There is nothing better than the feeling of beautifying your own home!” says Wicus.

“Wicus brings years of experience, in both management and journalism, to the fold. Add to that his passion for the Tuis/Home brand and you have a winning formula to take the magazine to even greater heights,” says Liezl de Swardt, General Manager of Media24 Women’s Interest Division.

Wicus follows in the footsteps of Editor Anneke Blaise, who sadly passed away in February this year after a short illness. Wicus will join the Tuis/Home team in June 2014.

The Tuis/Home brand also celebrates its first decade this year and is proud to be the No. 1 magazine in the Home & Garden category in SA. With a circulation of 80 970 (ABC: Oct-Dec 2013) it is miles ahead of its closest competitor. The magazine makes life so much easier if you want to be original in your home and garden or entertain from your kitchen. It is not only about beautiful living – showcasing stunning reader and designer homes – but also enabling the reader and adding value to your property with step-by-step décor and DIY projects.

Several sought-after stand-alone issues are published under the Tuis/Home brand annually, with no less than three such brand extensions hitting the shelves in 2014. In recent years, the brand has also expanded into digital arenas, with Home being part of the successful Dailyfix.co.za website and Tuis available as a mobi-site – tuis.co.za. In addition, the brand is part of Media24’s online store, Spree, and MyEdit, the content app for smartphones and tablets.

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