About Sandy

After 12 years experience in the newspaper, media and advertising industry, Sandy started her own advertising, media, brand & marketing business called The Naartjie Tree offering exclusive yet affordable advertising, media, marketing, print and branding solutions to her clients.

The logo in her business, a tree with roots, is symbolic of life, regeneration, healing and growth. If your roots in your business and personal life are strong, you will be able to endure any storm that comes your way and you will flourish “like a tree”. Growing your brand and business starts at the roots with The Naartjie Tree and through various platforms and options, creating business awareness idea’s are offered to you to get your business more noticed in the market place.

There is also another side to The Naartjie Tree and this is The Healing Studio whereby through various community projects, sponsorships, courses, talks and motivational sessions, Sandy helps people to overcome their challenges in life by her positive attitude and vibrant speaking. Her philosophy in life is to seize the moment and she instills in people’s hearts the words “Time is all you have and one day you might discover that you have less time than you think”

In 2012 Sandy braved a difficult journey with breast cancer, understanding soon afterwards, that there are two very important days in one’s life. The day you are born and the day you find out why. “If I had not been given the challenge of cancer I would not be on my journey today, helping those who need healing and encouragement”. Challenges are placed in our lives to not only REBOOT us or to RE ROUTE us but to make us understand that we cannot change the cards we are dealt in life .. but it is just how we play the hand that matters. With the recurrence of breast cancer again in 2018 Sandy faced more challenges with her health and yet fought back again with more strength, renewed determination and character, and put into place in her life these words - LIVE Well, LAUGH Often and LOVE Much. Every opportunity has a SHELF LIFE … Do not assume you have tomorrow.

In 2017 Sandy purchased The Pulse KZN Magazine which is a pocket sized A6 glossy magazine which serves the KZN South Coast region business community with a good advertising platform for their businesses and provides necessary information to all visitors and tourists to the coast of what is available. This magazine was originally established in January 1998 and is published 4 times per year – Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring. For more information regarding this publication see www.thepulsekzn.co.za. Sandy now offers dual packages with print advertising in the magazine as well as Business Facebook Page Management included to create effective brand awareness for your business. There is a budget for everyone.



“Stopping advertising to save money is like stopping your watch to save time” – Henry Ford