If you’re looking to live your travel bucket list vicariously through another traveller or better yet, some inspiration to go out into the world and enjoy some exploring of your own, then you need not look any further than some of South Africa’s Instagram travellers. Here a few of our faves to get you started:
The world through Content Director Catherine Drowley’s Instagram feed looks equal parts ethereal and whimsical – the perfect recipe for a fun dose of wanderlust.
I met 32-year-old Liz Ogumbo, an immensely talented fashion designer, vocalist, radio host and TV producer, eight years ago as she laid the final tracks of her debut album KenSoul. Even then she wanted her music to have an impact on listeners and showcase the soul of her homeland, Kenya, and African creativity.
With her second album, KenSoul: The Lotus Chapter, Jo’burg-based Ogumbo hopes her lyrics encourage listeners to help solve society’s challenges. “I’d like people to be moved to action when they listen to my songs. Music is life, and I want this to reflect in those who take in songs such as Msenangu, which reflects just how much I appreciate East African music,” she says.
Actress, MC and “brand enabler” Mampho Brescia has been announced as the first-ever Brand Japan Ambassador for South Africa. Having studied in the bustling Asian country, Mampho’s immersive experience of the island makes her a fitting ambassador to inspire dialogue and interest in the country, bridging the gap between Japan and South Africa.
“Being appointed as Brand Japan Ambassador is a full circle moment for me. I had the opportunity to experience Japan as a student and I discovered an entirely different world. It’s such an honour to now be in a position to represent the beautifully rich and colourful Japanese culture to… Read More
The People vs Patriarchy, a documentary about the factors underpinning rape culture, toxic masculinity and women’s experiences in South Africa, was released earlier this year, and it’s a gut-punch. The unflinchingly honest account of the state of gender relations in SA explores problems, searches for causes and provokes thought, but doesn’t provide easy answers.
Such is the style of Lebogang Rasethaba (35), the Sowetan-born filmmaker whose last full-length documentary, The People vs The Rainbow Nation, offered an equally searing portrait of South Africa two decades into democracy. It focused on the experiences of students of… Read More
Mashile is a rare breed in the South African business landscape – a young, female industrialist. The 30 year-old has managed to carve a niche in a highly competitive manufacturing sector by pouncing on a once-in- a-lifetime opportunity, working hard and believing in herself. Today, Mashile runs a factory in Selby, Jo’burg.
Her company, Reapso SA, which she founded in 2012 at the age of 25 after quitting her advertising job, produces workwear for different sectors such as construction, hospitality, the healthcare industry, school wear and corporate clothing. It also offers turnkey solutions,… Read More
South Africa has a rich, diverse and unique cultural heritage, and for entrepreneurs who can tap into it, the world is theirs for the taking. Thobekile Mkhize (32) is one such entrepreneur. In 2013, she established Mabotho, which sells a range of handcrafted handbags made from the skin of African cattle. “I chose to make bags because a handbag says a lot about a woman’s style and where she comes from,” says Mkhize. “I wanted to create bags that represent my heritage and give women a stylish accessory through which they can represent themselves authentically.