2 May 2017
Yvonne Beyers, Gauteng editor of Huisgenoot and YOU, has been appointed the new editor of Huisgenoot, effective 1 June, Media24 announced today.
“Beyers is a seasoned journalist with a thorough understanding of the Huisgenoot brand and market,” said Minette Ferreira, general manager: Media24 Weeklies. “As editor of the busy Gauteng office for the past four years, she has played a leading part at our weekly magazines. I wish her all the best and look forward to the future with her at the helm of the crown jewel in our magazine portfolio.”
The position became vacant with the appointment of Henriëtte Loubser as editor of Media24’s Afrikaans digital news service, Netwerk24.
Since starting her journalism career at Die Burger in 2003, Beyers gained extensive experience at several Media24 newspapers and magazines; amongst others as writer for Huisgenoot and the former Insig, and as national editor of By, the Saturday supplement to Media24’s Afrikaans dailies. She also presented the kykNet magazine programme Flits for a year.
Beyers obtained all four her degrees cum laude – a BA and BPhil Journalism from the University of Stellenbosch, a BA Honours from the University of Cape Town and her MSc in English literature from the University of Edinburgh.
“It is a great honour and privilege to be named the editor of this fantastic brand just as it is entering its second century and a challenging but exciting future,” said Beyers.
“Huisgenoot is a wonderful reflection of life itself and home to excellent journalism covering everything Afrikaans readers want and need to know; on a weekly basis in the magazine, daily on the website and throughout in our brand extensions. I really look forward to working with the highly dedicated, creative team in creating content and finding solutions which will continue to engage and surprise our readers and enrich their lives.”