I didn’t notice it at the time, but in the January / February 2015 issue Women’s Health South Africa, editor Kate Wilson actually said “goodbye” to her readers in her final ed’s letter, in preparation for Danielle Weakley who stepped into her shoes with this March 2015 issue;
On 23 January 2015, Women’s Health announced that Danielle Weakley has been appointed as the new editor!
And with this, a great video to introduce Danielle to their readers:
I was told that Kate will be venturing into Food Journalism, as Food is one of her passions. This was told to me in a tweet, but has since been deleted.
You might remember Danielle as the founding editor of Grazia South Africa, as she was with the title when they launched in May 2012, for 18 months! January 2014, Media24 announced that she moving into a new role as Media24 Magazines’ new department, Editorial Solutions.
She has of course now moved to Women’s Health, and this is her first Ed’s letter:
Danielle Weakley has been appointed the new editor for Women’s Health South Africa as from 1 January.
She follows in the footsteps of launch editor Kate Wilson. Danielle is no stranger to the women’s magazine market, having successfully launched Media24’s first international weekly fashion brand, Grazia, in South Africa three years ago.
Over the past nearly 20 years she has worked across a wide range of brands in the South African magazine industry, including editing Media24’s luxury watch and jewellery title Shine and Media24’s Women’s Interest division’s biggest digital platform, DailyFix. Danielle says she’s thrilled about her appointment as Women’s Health SA editor.
“It’s an incredible global lifestyle brand to which I wholly relate. I also get to work alongside an outstanding editorial team,” she says. Media24 Leisure division general manager Jacques Breytenbach says he’s excited to welcome Danielle on board. “Danielle is a versatile commercial editor, who thinks creatively and understands the female content market in South Africa. She’s joined by a strong editorial team and together they’ll be able to continue to grow this world-class brand.”
Women’s Health South Africa