About us

Our beginnings

How Jozikids got started in Gauteng. What our listers, site visitors and the media say about Jozikids, the directory designed to make it easy to find what's out there for kids and families.

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

Merle

The visionary and creator of this website. A mom, wife, journalist, workaholic and the person who keeps tabs on everything and everyone around here, including her 2 beautiful children, Lerato and Marvin, the inspiration behind jozikids.

Anisha

Anisha

Meticulous, polite, a stickler for detail and thorn in the flesh for many a late payer. As the head of accounts, she’s our shaker and mover and she’s getting results.

Nazmeera

Nazmeera

Astute, calm, resourceful, a fast learner, always ready for a challenge, helps us cope and survive crises with ease and expertise. Need I say more?

Fatima

Fatima

Gentle, thoughtful, determined and diplomatic, perfectly placed facilitating dialogue between unhappy customers and the companies they review.

Shaki

Shaki

Extremely resourceful, adaptable, articulate and competent. Whatever she does is done with care whether it's competitions, helping listers or writing text

Shirin

Shirin

So modest and reserved but even more efficient, smart and quick to learn. Shirin we are delighted to have someone of your calibre working with us helping people find what they need for their kids.

John Doe

Extremely resourceful, adaptable, articulate and competent. Whatever she does is done with care whether it's competitions, helping listers or writing text

Jane Doe

So modest and reserved but even more efficient, smart and quick to learn. Shirin we are delighted to have someone of your calibre working with us helping people find what they need for their kids.

Comments about us

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Dear Merle & the rest of the Jozikids team

Just a quick note of thanks.

As a Dad (& husband ;-) I'd like to express my deepest gratitude for making my life easier. A quick visit to your site on a Thursday I jot down a few 'possibilies' from the exhaustive list of 'things to do', I present them to my wife & kids & they make the final choices.

They all wonder where I get these amazing ideas (I'm such a hero that keeping it a secret from them for now, although I have told all of my fellow Dads how to wrap your wife & kids around your finger ;-)

Keep up the great work.
Kind regards

David Crouch

Thank you for a fantastic website!!

Judy Malan

Just to let you know that your new layout is super, thanks for the great info.

Jacqui Higgins

Dear Jozikids team - I want to congratulate you on the most fantastic job you are doing. Jozikids has a buzz and vibe that keeps bringing me back to it. (I am not big on the internet)

Merle Caminsky

What a fantastic website, so informative. I must say before I decide to go out, I consult your website to see what activities we can do as a family. Towards month end when the rand is low free shows are most welcome. Keep up the good work.

Lerato Manana

Thank you for such a wonderful and helpful site!!! SUCH A GREAT SITE, a job well done!!!

Bronwyn Van Zyl

Hi there

You are certainly doing great job you and your team! I applaud you for this.
Thank you I really appreciate what you are doing for our kids and us.

Keitumetse Mahlangu

I am very impressed with the amount of information I am getting from your news letter. I am definitely recommending it to my friends.

Thanks a lot.

Audetta Skosana

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

I would like to congratulate you on a fabulous website, I enjoy browsing through~ you know, sniffing for fun stuff to do with my children. Keep up the good work.

Best Regards

Nompumelelo Sithebe