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Secunda’s Iron Lady was treated to a day at the spa

Mariaan Chamberlain, Secunda’s own Iron Lady, we’re treated to a day of pampering as a token of appreciation for all her dedication and hard work.
Mariaan Chamberlain Photo by Zelda Terblanche Photography

Mariaan Chamberlain is known to most people as the one with all the answers regarding Power interruptions, water problems and refuse removal, not to mention sewer spillages,

Govan Mbeki is plagued with service delivery issues. Residents complain on all social media platforms regarding their municipal problems.

The one person that always responds is DA Councillor Mariaan Chamberlain. Mariaan serves on the technical portfolio committee and serves her community with pride and commitment.

This also means that Mariaan is contacted at any time of the day. She faces constant abuse from residents but still makes sure that the problems are addressed or that feedback are given on several platforms.


The Bulletin thought that this cannot continue unabated and decided to give Mariaan a well-deserved break from her daily routine.

The Bulletin contacted a few people and the stage was set. First, we had to get someone to join her as any amount of pampering will not get her relaxed if she has to do it alone.

Sharon Wickens was commandeered to join and she agreed. We also confiscated Mariaan’s phone for the day.

Next, we needed to secure partners for the day. The first stop was the new Wellness Spa at lake Umuzi, MVUA. They immediately agreed.


Genade Shoppie provided snacks for the day and Jodine from Depeche Mode did her hair.

Genade Shoppie Snacks

Althea Rossouw, Make-Up artist for shows such as “Krone” and “Dans in Jou Taal” did her make-up.

Althea Rossouw doing MAriaan’s makeup

The last session was a photoshoot with Zelda Terblanche Photography to capture the final moments of the day.

Thank you to everyone involved. Please do not hesitate to contact our partners for the day. They would surely go the extra mile to make your day special.


“So kry ek ‘n oproep…wees in my kantoor …8.45…moenie laat wees. Gehoorsaam maak ek so. WAT ‘N VERRASSING‼️…wil aan almal wat hierdie dag spesiaal gemaak het ‘n GROOT DANKIE sê. My vriendin en myself was op die hande gedra by MVUA, grimering, hare, fotos…dit was ‘n onvergeetlike dag…my batterye is nou gelaai daar is nie stop nie.” said Mariaan

English: “So I received a call, be in my office, 08H45, don’t be late. Obediently I oblige. Wat a surprise!! Would like to thank everybody that made this day so special. My friend and I were carried on their hands by Mvua, Makeup, Hair, Photos, it was an unbelievable day. My batteries are loaded again, there is no stopping now.” Said Mariaan


“Mvua” is a Swahili word meaning Rain, this gives you insight into what you can expect at Mvua Wellness Spa. The rain forest theme with the scent of pine trees will help you relax upon entering this wonderland.

True to the rainforest we strive to only stock truly natural products that will help your body to perform at its best.


We plan to have an array of spa treatments on our spa menu, at affordable rates. Different massages, facials, mani- and pedicures will be available. Our very special pedicure station will be overlooking the small Umuzi Lodge dam with water features that will create a tranquil atmosphere for you to enjoy while getting pampered.

Our spacious rooms will be available to cater for couples’ massages as well as mother-daughter days, not to mention those girl’s spa days.

You can choose to have your treatment indoors or on our deck overlooking the Umuzi Lodge dam, with the Mallard ducks swimming underneath creating a serene forest feel.

Depeché Mode Hair Salon

Depeché Mode Hair Salon is a small hair and tanning salon that specialises in personal attention to all its clients


Contact Jodene @ 017 634 4569 to book an appointment.

Genade Shoppie

Genade Shoppie is a farm styled shop that provides excellent farm-fresh produce. They also cater for functions and events. Become part of their family.

Phone them at 066 241 1954 and get added to their Whatsapp group to be informed of what is available.

Althea, A Luxury Nail Affair

Althea is an enthusiastic nail technician and makeup artist. She worked in Pretoria under the name Althea, A Luxury Nail Affair and people had to book well in advance for a spot.


She creates pieces of art with passion and precision.

Althea created a name for herself when she established herself as a very sought after nail tech in the Pretoria East area, earning herself top ratings on the booking app Booksy as well as Facebook.

She also worked with big names in the entertainment industry for example Angelique Gerber, Amor, Ansu Visser to name a few. She also did makeup for two big shows namely “Dans in jou Taal” and “Krone”.

Zelda Terblanche Photography

Capturing eternity, one snap at a time


Zelda Terblanche is the photographer behind Zelda Terblanche Photography. Her passion is capturing moments to last a lifetime with passion, energy and creativity!

She has a friendly spontaneous personality and always have time to crack a joke.

“My photo sessions have a good relaxing fun vibe as clients need to be at ease when capturing moments which create more “true” memories,” said Zelda, “Every couple is so unique and I love capturing the uniqueness of each couple I meet. I want you to see them as I see them, to capture the beautiful story behind the photo.” 

She had exposure to a wide range of client personalities, client expectations and wedding themes. This has taught her to think out of the box, on that specific moment and to be creative to capture memories. This helps put her clients at ease, which creates a more enjoyable and memorable wedding experience.


“I help ease the stress and tension on your wedding day. I believe that after working with me, you will feel that you have made the best choice possible.” Concluded Zelda

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