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Top 20 Female Bloggers in South Africa

Given blogging is such a big deal at the moment, I couldn’t resist putting together this blog post on the Top 20 Female Bloggers in South Africa (other than myself of course :P). These women are very well known in the blogging community and given their popularity, I’m sure we can all learn a thing or 2 about these lovely ladies!

I’ve included links to their Twitter profiles and websites to help you get to know them a little better AND I have included what blogging platform they are using in case you are thinking of starting your own blog and are still deciding what to run it on.

Please Note:

  • These have not be done in ANY particular order.
  • Top bloggers listed below are based on various aspect in research me and my team has done – includes Twitter popularity, Social Media, general media coverage, aggregators, search engine rankings and general popularity.
Mandy de Waal
Writer. Thought Activist. Journalist.
http://mdw.typepad.com
Twitter: @mandyldewaal
Blog System: Typepad
Eve Dmochowska
Web strategist, Internet addict.
http://www.ofrelevance.com
Twitter: @EveD
Blog System: WordPress
Glen and Wanda Coustas
Environmental activists.
http://www.urbansprout.co.za
Twitter: @urbansprout
Blog System: Drupal
Sarah Britten
Communication strategist, brand ambassador for Land Rover, writer of books, painter of pictures with lipstick, experiencer of existential crises.
http://www.thoughtleader.co.za/sarahbritten
Twitter: @Anatinus
Blog System: WordPress
Sam Wilson
Digital content chick at Woolworths, but tweeting for myself. Obviously. Big believer in the power of the piñata.
http://www.iwrotethisforme.com
Twitter: @SamWilson1
Blog System: WordPress
Tertia Albertyn
Mother, author, blogger and baby-maker. The Queen of Everything.
http://www.tertia.org
Twitter: @Tertia
Blog System: Typepad
Vanessa Raphaely
Editorial Director of Cosmopolitan SA and editorial director of Associated Magazines.
http://www.hurricanevanessa.com
Twitter: @hurricanevaness
Blog System: WordPress
Alex van Tonder
Blogger for of all kinds of creativity including beauty, fashion, writing, movies, music and art, as seen from under a rock called Table Mountain.
http://www.capetowngirl.co.za/
Twitter: @CapeTown_Girl
Blog System: WordPress
Dawn Jorgensen
Traveller Writer Photograph at The Incidental Tourist. Dream holiday maker. Co-spirit at JD7. Anti-Seal Cull Activist. Best friend to Tuscan and Dakota Storm.
http://theincidentaltourist.tumblr.com
Twitter: @DawnJorgensen
Blog System: Tumblr
Tamaryn Watkins
ExMi can make the most unmaternal woman think being a mom is cool. Swearing like a trooper and being hilariously honest is her forte.
http://www.exmi.co.za
Twitter: @ExMi
Blog System: WordPress
Kim Gray
Fashion, decor, beauty and lifestyle blogger, lover of beautiful things…
http://www.kimgray.co.za
Twitter: @kimgray
Blog System: WordPress
Milisuthando Bongela
Journalist, Trend Observer, Fashion Commentator, Artist Promoter and Blogger.
http://www.missmillib.blogspot.com
Twitter: @missmillib
Blog System: Blogger
Natalie Roos
Cat lady (in a creepy way) Avid amateur swimmer. Wine obsessive. Keen on oysters.
http://www.tailsofamermaid.com
Twitter: @NatalieRoos
Blog System: Blogger
Jen Thorpe
Feminist, Writer, researcher.
http://www.jenthorpe.com
Twitter: @Jen_Thorpe
Blog System: WordPress
Brand Slut
Commentary on advertising, branding and cool new products, with a dash of tech and a touch of food.
http://www.brandslut.co.za
Twitter: @brandslut_
Blog System: WordPress
Diane Moss
Miss Moss posts an eclectic collection of classic photography, art and illustration, quirky objects and original design.
http://www.missmoss.co.za
Twitter: @miss_moss
Blog System: WordPress
Janine Garner
This blog is full of pretty girly things and kind words, from bunny heart-shaped necklaces to beautiful Gossip Girl dresses.
http://www.beingbrazen.com
Twitter: @BeingBrazen
Blog System: Blogger
Heather Moore
I am an illustrator and designer from Cape Town, South Africa, with a design label called Skinny laMinx
http://skinnylaminx.com/blog/
Twitter: @skinnylaminx
Blog System: WordPress
Vicky Sleet
Editor, writer & stylist – a blog that showcases interesting people in the decor, design, arts, food and creative world (both in South Africa and abroad) and the things they do.
http://www.iwantthat.co.za
Twitter: @iwantthatnow
Blog System: WordPress
Angie Durrant Batis
One of South Africa’s most relevant and popular lifestyle blogs.
http://www.luckypony.co.za
Twitter: @miss_luckypony
Blog System: WordPress

If you think I’ve left someone out, or if you think someone else must be added here, please feel free to leave their name in the comment box below.

9 comments

  1. If this comment comes through twice, apologies.

    I thought I would introduce myself. I am not a huge twitter user and feel that bloggers who don’t use it are easily overseen. I’m not counting myself up there, but just wanted to say, hey, I’m also here.

    http://waitingformeg.blogspot.com

  2. Heard of Sue Faith Levy? Brilliant motivational blogger, mother and woman. have a look at her site, great read for any man/woman.

    “Just Pursue it” is a GLOBAL motivational blog founded by Sumia “Sue” Levy, it Inspires, encourages and empowers, all youth, mothers, students, girls and guys. go to http://www.suelevy.co.za and be inspired!

  3. Hi I also wanted to refer ‘Just Pursue it” by Sue Levy. Very inspirational blog. Love it! Love it! My got to have good cuppa inspiritation every day!
    http://www.suelevy.co.za

  4. I’m not sure of her “rankings” because she just made her blog public, but a definite up and coming female blogger is Aisha of My Fro and I. She blogs about her natural hair and offers great advice and insight into hair care, styles and inspires other women who are or were too scared to wear their natural hair, like me. Now that I found her blog, I’ve stopped relaxing my hair. A great read and she’s really cute too!

    http://www.myfroandi.com

  5. Hello,

    I run a blog called http://www.lovilee.co.za and was wondering whether you’d like to pay us a visit?

  6. Hi Claire

    Thank you for compiling this list! I think its fantastic that there are so many talented female bloggers in SA. I have just moved back from Switzerland and the UK and loving being back home. I also wanted to introduce myself and my blog called Truffles and Velveteen and the url is http://www.seleko.wordpres.com. I talk about travel, food and fashion! My twitter handle is @seleko

    Thanks

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