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GIRL ON THE MOVE: Janine Jellars is now the new Editor of Seventeen (SA) magazine!!!

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A keen blogger and avid tweeter, Jellars is originally from Cape Town and brings with her an impressive magazine track record. Liezl de Swardt, GM of the Women’s Interest Division at Media24 Magazines, commented that, “Janine brings fresh inspiration and a dynamic vision to the seventeen brand.”

The ever stylish and sassy Jellars is perfect for this brand and her interest in popular youth culture as well as her passion for the youth of South Africa, makes her perfect to head this influential magazine that speaks to the country’s confident, connected and brand-savvy young adults.

“I’m extremely excited to be joining the seventeam. As a long-time fan of this dynamic brand, this really is the opportunity of a lifetime. I cannot wait to get started and join a team that’s been instrumental in inspiring and educating young women across the country,” says Jellars.

Born and raised in Cape Town, she attended Livingstone High School before studying a BA International Studies and Honours in Journalism at the University of Stellenbosch. She started off in radio journalism and has worked on a variety of glossy magazines, including True Love, FAIRLADY and Elle.

Jellars’ first issue will be the October issue, on street from 21 September.

On Monday Janine and I both attended the David Tlale Breakfast and this is where I first heard about her new position. I’ve known her for roughly a year now and one thing I know for sure about her is that she is a hard worker and a passionate writer.

Her feelings about her new job:
I’m still a bit overwhelmed by the good news! It sounds like a cliche to say this is the realisation of a dream, but it honestly is. I’ve coveted this job for a few years now and I am actually a Seventeen reader. I’m looking forward to this next phase in my career and can’t wait to get started and work on this great brand.

We at FaraiToday wish you all the best Janine. I’m gonna miss seeing you around at every event and but I can’t wait to see what you and your team produce. xoxo

From your girl Allegro Dinkwanyane, “I’m just saying”, so have your say…



I’m a passionate writer, who enjoys writing and informing people as well as learning new things. I love sports, the arts and music. I am a sports presenter of UJfm 95.4 as well as other things. Simply put, I am a dynamic young lady who wants to bring about chnage and have an impact in both the media industry and in people’s lives.

Allegro – who has written posts on Farai Today.

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  • juveneu

    That’s so cool! what a great opportunity.