Jan de Beer has served in many highly senior journalistic positions at newspapers across the country, and it has been an honour to have such an esteemed colleague writing for us for 15 years. It is seldom that you find someone who so intimately understands the commercial aspect of newspapers as well as Jan did, and he will be missed for his great contributions to the Independent Media newspapers and as a colleague and friend. We are excited that he is blazing a trail in new online writing and wish him well in this next chapter of his working career. ” – Vivian Warby, Executive Editor Property 360 & Home, Independent Media


“Jan de Beer has for more than 40 years provided both companies that I have managed – Castrol SA and the SA Paint Manufacturing Association – with outstanding writing and public relations services. His journalistic experience has been a major part of marketing strategies and his ability to respond to circumstances is exemplary. Jan is part of my management team: his foresight, opinion and service are invaluable.” – Deryck Spence, Executive Director, SA Paint Manufacturing Association


“Jan de Beer has provided a professional service over several years, transforming key concepts provided by the JBCC into articles that are easy to understand and to read.” – Uwe Putlitz, CEO, Joint Building Contracts Committee.


“Jan de Beer has been a service provider to the Chryso Group for over 15 years. We are extremely pleased with this close working relationship during which Jan has advised us and driven and written our media campaign most successfully. Along with Jan’s personal integrity and professionalism, he brings years of experience and an excellent network of contacts to enhance his overall service offering and the credibility of clients.”- Norman Seymore, CEO, Chryso SA Group and Vice-President Chryso internationally.


“Jan de Beer has provided a writing, editing and article distribution and posting service to KBAC Flooring for many years. He has added an enormous amount of value to the marketing and advertising for our company and we have been extremely satisfied with his professionalism and excellent service. We would recommend his services to anyone requiring similar input.” – Neil Duncan, Director KBAC Flooring.


“Jan de Beer’s writing skills are of a very high quality and he grasps very technical subjects such as concrete with ease and accuracy. He is well-known throughout the construction industry as well as in all forms of media, and would be an asset to any organisation looking for results.”John Sheath, CEO, The Concrete Society of Southern Africa


Concrete Trends magazine has worked with Jan de Beer for over 20 years. He has always provided excellent articles: well researched, well written and easy to read – conveying the contents succinctly and effectively. Jan’s writing and editing skills will certainly be an effective marketing tool for any client wanting to reach an extensive audience.Gill Owens, editor CONCRETE TRENDS magazine.