An interview with our editor

You may know him from his monthly column and fantastic photography, but did you know that publishing editor of Leisure Wheels, Jannie Herbst fell in love with motoring because of a helicopter ride? Or that he was the man behind the successful Afrikaans motoring magazine, Wiel?


The leader of the Leisure Wheels team speaks to Kanaal 7’s Neal van den Berg about how he got into the tough motoring industry, why the magazine is printed in English, where he hopes to take Leisure Wheels in the future and the importance of objective journalism.

For interviews with the rest of the team, click here.

Jannie Herbst interviewed by Neal van den Berg

01 – Neal chats to Jannie about his background and the helicopter ride that changed his life and led him to the motoring magazine business. (7:05)

Jannie Wiel en Agtergrond – Kanaal7

02 – Neal asks Jannie why it is that the Leisure Wheels magazine is published in English. (1:06)

Jannie Afrikaans vs Engels tydskrif – Kanaal7

03 – Jannie talks about the importance of objectivity in motoring journalism. (2:13)

Jannie Objektiwiteit in Tydskrif – Kanaal7

04 – Where is the magazine going, and what is the future of print media? (2:19)

Jannie Die toekoms van die tydskrif – Kanaal7