Heidi van der Merwe

Editor in Chief

Heidi has extensive experience in the media industry, having worked as a journalist, sub-editor and promotions editor at leading newspapers and magazines for 15 years. She launched the first content marketing initiative in South Africa in her position.  

Having worked various roles at Die Burger newspaper for 15 years, as well as at the biggest magazines in Africa –  You, Huisgenoot and Drum – Heidi has vast experience in creating relevant content for clients.

She was also part of the content management team for South Africa’s first news content app, MyEdit. As Editor-in-Chief at Lightspeed Digital Media, Heidi leads the writing team and is in charge of quality control on these projects.

Heidi also has many years of experience in catering, having worked for catering companies supplying food for airlines as well as big events like the J&B Met. She is originally from Paarl, and matriculated from Paarl Gymnasium.