About Nosy Rosy

Thank you to all our new subscribers and fans.
Rosy loves you too for loving her style, grace, intelligence, wit and mostly for sharing our passion for South Africa.
Being humble when adored is so misguided and unappreciative!! ; )

Going since 2005 ~ View some of our previous Newsletters here … and prior to those here.

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Nosy Rosy Reach & Influence
Nosy Rosy Reach & Influence

Websites:                                                                    280 000+ visitors per month

Newsletter subscribers                                               28 000+

Digital Magazine readers online:                               71 000

Twitter followers:                                                         15 600

Facebook:                                                                   18 000 followers & managed pages

LinkedIn Profiles:                                                        2500+

Instagram:                                                                   3100+

Pintrest:                                                                       700+

About Nosy Rosy

Nosy Rosy is here to serve:
~ the community
with good news and goings-on,
~ the advertisers
with a forum for great exposure,
& hopefully to help inspire positive participation in
the auspicious future of our Beautiful South Africa.

Profit-driven initiatives pay for advertising space which enables Nosy Rosy to offer free advertising to Non-Profit organisations. See our Advertising Rate Card

Nosy Rosy’s character is inspired by every feisty, kind, strong, intelligent, humble, magnanimous, humour-in-hardship finding person, dead or alive. Yoko Ono just happened to be one of the very first to follow Nosy Rosy on Twitter.

Rosy believes that there lives at least one intelligent and questioning cell in every brain, even under the most unlikely of circumstances. Some cells get bombarded with disinformation, mind-altering substances (Champagne exempted) and negative-minded people to such extreme levels, that they almost lose all velocity and flexibility  – at the worst – all life energy. We call that inertia or Stuckness. But there comes a time when every remotely sound mind will turn to question otherwise ‘accepted’ facts.

As a young girl Rosy would relate what ‘other people’ were saying and her mother would whisper  “Doubt darling. Doubt. Doubt everything. Then research with an open mind, find and live your own truth.” Rosy never stopped believing in Goodness and the bold beauty & joy it brings. It is her aim to honour her mother’s wishes for her to be a strong independent mind by questioning the changeable for the better of all.

Rosy’s inherent positive attitude, inquisitive nature and tongue-in-cheek questioning have inspired many cells out of their stuckness, and as we know, Positive Energy like Love and compassion at work is a Divine force of Life,  even – and especially – when it inspires a library visit, Wiki- or Google search for knowledge, a giggle or a helping hand.


By 2005 most of the background research, writing and web structure planning reached a stage where it could go to publication and the first website www.infohermanus.co.za went live on 17 November 2005.

By popular demand, the Domain www.nosyrosy.co.za was registered in 2010 to incorporate news, views and interestingness of all areas of our beloved South Africa. Especially to serve travellers all over South Africa and subscribers and readers from all over the world coming to South Africa.

Nosy Rosy covers anything and everything she wishes to, across South Africa and the world. This approach has led to an ever-growing number of subscribers from all over the world and locally.


Some of the original and rather random ideas were jotted down by me (Liza Botha) as the founder, owner,  conceptualiser, web designer and content writer since 1999. My pre-web-developer career background in the diplomatic corps and market research and marketing management at Nedcor (Property development division) led the way away from Corporate rules to “Fun RULES”. I also needed a platform on which to test and “show off” my SEO skills other than on my Webwits clients’ websites. The first official concepts were written down in May 2003 at the Radisson Hotel in Cape Town with a – probably lost and definitely out of season – breaching whale in the background and a Campari Orange in the foreground. An amazing journey started right there. Litres of midnight oil were burnt (and litres of whatever it took). I could not have dreamed what an important role Nosy Rosy was to play in not only my life but in the lives of my family, friends, advertisers and readers. NosyRosy is like my alter-ego and has fascinating and wonderful clients, subscribers and followers! It is always appreciated when I receive sweet messages of appreciation, success stories relating to advertising on Nosy Rosy and/or encouragement. I receive thousands of e-mails per day and I handle it personally – This is where OCD and insomnia become a Blessing! ”

Deeply Special mentions:

The inimitable Annette Theron (currently the editor of the Caledon Gazette with Media24) worked with me for five years as an equal partner and was instrumental in the gathering of information and keeping me to a schedule (like harnessing cats) with the newsletters which we sent out one by one in the beginning.

Ever quirky & classy Garry & Nicky Frasca bought in as partners to form “Nosy Rosy West Coast & Inland” in 2010. Garry went from fumbling fingers to an absolute design superhero and is now running his own highly successful Capelli La Vita business.

Another example of how Nosy Rosy has enriched my life. I am deeply grateful to count Annette and Garry & Nicky as dearly beloved, very special forever friends in my life.

Rosy’s Favourite Sayings, Quotes & stories

There once was a very wise old Indian warrior
who told his grandson this story.

There are two great bears living in your heart my son
A Black one and a White one (Ego vs Soul).
Your whole life will be about the fight between these two.

Why are they fighting Grandfather?

Because they are of opposing spirits.
The White wolf feeds on Anger and mistrust, self-hatred, violence and self-destruction and an eternal negative inner dialogue.

The Black wolf feeds on Love and Beauty, Joy, Forgiveness, Gratitude, Willpower, Courage, Trust and an eternal positive inner dialogue.

Which one will win Grandfather?

The one you feed the most.