Meet the Team

Mphumzeni Thusi

Distribution Supervisor

Mphumzeni sleeps with his eyes open. Literally. When he is awake, he is responsible for getting all our fabulous titles out where they belong. And when he has time off, he values family – playing soccer and cooking with his kids. Mphumzeni would be a car mechanic if he wasn’t working with us, but admits he loves his colleagues and being part of the Famous Publishing team.

Meghan Dewet

Accounts Supervisor

Meghan has a degree in Finance Management and handles all our account-related needs. Meghan previously finished a diploma in Clothing Production Management and then her passion for the ocean led her to 15 adventurous and wonderful years in the scuba diving industry (not before she jumped out of a couple of planes). Once her son was in primary school she thought that it might be a good idea to do some “adulting” and while employed in the finance department of a large company, she completed a degree in Finance Management. She’s now happily working with a fantastic, professional and creative team at Famous Publishing.

Jenni McCallum

Key Account Manager

Jenni McCallum is KZN INVEST’s sales chief. She is an entrepreneur and energetic businesswoman. Her approach to life is characterised by vigour and verve. Jenni has a decade-long history in the publishing industry. When she is not working she is mom to two twenty-something daughters and is an SA Action Netball coach.

Greg Ardé

KZN Invest Editor

Greg clings to the notion of justice in an unjust world. He has been a journalist for 30 years, covering social issues, politics and entrepreneurship. He is an avid learner who loves exploring and storytelling. When he is not working, Greg enjoys hikes in the countryside. He has written three books including War Party, published in 2020 by Tafelberg. Greg is obsessed with recycling.

Lorna King

The Ridge Editor and Production Editor

Lorna loves lists and meticulously makes sure everything runs smoothly at Famous Publishing. She has done anything and everything on magazines since back in the days when the postal system worked, the typewriter was the tool of the trade, and load shedding was not even on our radar. Lorna loves parking off with a glass of red wine, chocolate and some more chocolate. If not in magazines, she would look at being an air traffic controller, and she is happiest when her son is visiting from Hong Kong.

Katrine Anker-Nilssen

The Crest Editor

Katrine has been in journalism, editing and translation for 15 years. She grew up in Norway, but says that once Africa is in your heart, she is hard to leave. Katrine loves all the inspiring people she meets through gathering stories, and is proud of what our small team manages to achieve. She is happiest out in nature with animals, and would be a wildlife vet if she had the opportunity. Katrine loves exercising and chocolate, and her daughter’s imagination puts a smile on her face every day.

Sarah Mackintosh

Online Editor

Sarah was born and bred in Durban and has worked in the media for the past 20 years. Formerly the editor of Mum’s Mail magazine, Sarah joined the Famous Publishing team in 2021 to look after all our online platforms. She loves the outdoors and when she’s not working, you will find her exploring all that KZN has to offer with her family.

Lauren Dickerson

Key Account Manager

Meet the newest member of The Ridge sales team, Lauren Dickerson, a former teacher who wanted a career change so went into sales for magazines 6 years ago and has never looked back. Lauren is a people oriented person and will always go the extra mile to make others happy. She loves spending time on the beach with her little girl, husband and their Yorkie.

Charlene de Vos

Key Account Manager

Charlene has worked in a corporate environment for 17 years and is excited about her new career path in advertising. With strong work ethics, loyalty and great attention to detail, she is focused on building long-lasting working relationships. In her free time Charlene enjoys adventurous, spontaneous road trips and spending time with her friends and family. She also loves running, along with good food, great company and fabulous wine.

Stephanie Osborne

Head Designer

Stephanie went into her first graphic design job the day after she graduated and hasn’t stopped since. Driven by honesty and kindness, Stephanie is seriously creative – apart from designing she also loves baking, cooking, photography, candle-making, gardening and decorating her home. She’d love to travel the world and learn more about wine, and enjoys being with her family and in nature – the greenery and fresh air ignites a spark of calmness and happiness inside her. Stephanie would love to be able to control time; fast forward, rewind, play and pause.