About Us

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Our beginnings

Finding out what's on offer for kids in the dispersed and fragmented city of Johannesburg, is often daunting. I struggled for years with 2 small children of my own to find pottery, swimming or gymnastics teachers, child-friendly restaurants, museums, kids' entertainment or any ideas for day outings. I was looking for an in-depth resource and online children's directory with choices and recommendations. There was none, so I set myself the task of creating a resource that children, parents and teachers could use on a daily basis.

Jozikids was born to help make all our lives easier, to showcase the myriad of family friendly, child-oriented services, products, event planning and activities in the biggest shopping centre imaginable, the internet, with its unlimited space and possibilities. It's the solution for frustrated moms, dads, teachers, caregivers or visitors who never know where to look to find what they need whether it's a day outing, extra-mural activities, furniture, clothing, clowns, face painters, that special party venue or an educational school outing.

My kids and I now regularly visit the site together to check out what's new, what's happening and what to do in the whole of Gauteng, from Johannesburg to Pretoria , the East Rand to the West Rand.

Jozikids is unique, it's designed to help you find the best for your kids and to share your experiences. We hope you find it useful and would love to hear what you think! Contact us now and send us your comments.

Yours
Merle

Merle

The visionary and creator of this website. A mom, wife, journalist and workaholic, her mind never rests! She is constantly thinking of new ideas to better the business and keep with the times.
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Merle

Anisha

Meticulous and scrupulous yet diplomatic, Anisha is the head of accounts. Her job of making sure payments are received timeously is done gently yet effectively.
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Anisha

Fatima

Quick, extremely witty, a gifted writer but also invaluable managing events, photos, creating listings, just about anything that comes her way.
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Fatima

Shaki

Extremely resourceful, industrious, and always on the go! Shaki has a fantastic way with words. She is responsible for the weekly newsletters, writing and optimising articles and managing competitions.
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Shaki

Shirin

Don't be fooled by her quiet disposition. Shirin, our social media marketer, is behind the hilarious posts on our social media pages. Shirin is a whizz at reports, the psychology of targeting audiences and her work ethic is 2nd to none.
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Shirin

Sumaya

Sumi's bubbly personality helps her in her job as our marketing guru. She solicits new business and welcomes new listers, explaining all the perks of advertising with jozikids. A horse lover too!
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Sumaya

Barbara

Our web developer (skilled in HTML5, CSS, Javascript and Boostrap) built the wonderful new website. Not only is she extremely smart, quick to learn but also reliable, consistent, punctual and creative. Always one for solutions, friendly and well liked by all.
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Barbara

Reino

Reino is our Search Engine Optimisation whizz, specialising in technical digital marketing and Analytics. His passion is problem solving in the digital space.
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Reino

Kevin

Our IT expert who helped create the beautiful Jozikids blog & website. Extremely, helpful, reliable and resourceful with a kind heart! Runs Vertopia.co.za for all your WordPress, e-commerce, hosting and web design needs.
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Kevin

Comments from visitors and advertisers

Visitors

As I am sure you are aware, there are quite a few Kids Directories currently available on line, however I can sincerely say that I think that yours is the one that I aspire to be like. You provide your information in such a clear, concise, fun and practical way.

Thank you for such an inspirational site!

Deborah Andrews

WHAT A FABULOUS SITE!!!!!!!!!!!

Nancy Sauerbie - Kulanga Cottages Bed & Breakfast Linden

What a great idea you guys have come up with. You have made it so easy for my wife and I to find different places and things to do.Is it possible that you can have notice service either by email or sms of the highlights every Month.I hope that wont be too much for you guys, once again, well done.

Bupe Chapeshamano

Hi after listening to Lawrence show and da breakfast team talking of the website, I thought of just having a look at it "wow" its such a good informative site.

Roy Mkhonza

Thank you for a fantastic website!!

Judy Malan


Advertisers

Very impressed with the website!
Very user friendly and informative. We have added our details and wish you all the best on your new venture.

Nadia -

We've had such great response from your website and we're very pleased we decided to join the Jozikids club!

Pieter Bosch Botha - Roodepoort Theatre

Well done on all the great work you are doing with the site, it is really awesome and congrats to you and your team.

Jono Leaf-write - Roodepoort Theatre

Power FM Podcasts

Pabi Moloi from Weekend Breakfast in conversaiton with Jozikids Director , Merle Dieterich