We have so many incredible bloggers in South Africa, I just managed to chat with five of them to hear how they are surviving through the lockdown. South African bloggers and influencers are some of the most creative, innovative, authentic, positive and resilient people I know! I am proud to be one of them!

 

Mel Martin

Bio

Wife and mom of 3 boys living on a farm in SA!
Passionate about her Family and Businesses.
Owner of Café Couch where I love to Blog, Write Reviews, throw and attend Events and List Businesses!
Owner of Les Belle Femmes Bridal – Wedding Gowns for the Curvy Brides
Love Life, Love People and I love helping businesses advertise and grow without breaking the Bank!!
#KeepingItReal is my MOTTO!

Where can you be found online?

www.cafecouch.co.za

https://instagram.com/mulling_it_over_with_mel

https://www.facebook.com/CafeCouch/

How are you rocking the lockdown?

Space !!! Being on our farm has made it so much easier 🌸to be confined small space must be so hard

 

Jared Ruttenberg

Bio

Jared is an independent travel journalist, regularly contributing to some of South Africa’s most respected publications. His social media engagement leads him to partner with various clients highlighting Cape Town, South Africa and abroad. As a qualified tour guide, he also offers bespoke private tours and experiences in and around the Mother City.

Where can you be found online?

www.jaredincpt.com

www.instagram.com/jaredincpt

How are you rocking the lockdown?

Making sure that I start the day in the right frame of mind has been a lifesaver. In my case, the Podcast ‘On Being’ has been instrumental. The host, Krista Tippet, interviews some of the most beautiful, intelligent and interesting people, but in a gentle and humbly inspiring way. An hour with one of these on my morning walk helps me focus my mind and start to spark the positivity.

 

Kajal Maharaj

Bio

I’m a writer at heart, an Optometrist by profession, and now a stay at home mom to my son and daughter, aged 9 and 4 respectively.I have a keen sweet tooth and I keep busy by experimenting in the kitchen.

Where can you be found online?

www.kajalofalltrades.wordpress.com,

www.instagram.com/@ka_jillofalltrades ,

www.instagram.com/the_hangry_mom

How are you rocking the lockdown?

Social media. Ironically it’s the one thing that’s driving me mad too though 🤣

 

Lana Tilack

Bio

I am proudly South African Christian, born and raised in Durban. Married to my amazing Nick Tillack. Mommy to Keston & Harper. HR Management Degree (Hons)
Lifestyle Blogger, Social Influencer
and Owner of Shop Lana T. I started blogging to share my experience as a working mom and wife. To inspire women through positive lifestyle imagery, social posts and authentic engagement. To make friends around South Africa and build a community that encourages women empowerment.

Where can you be found online?

https://prettybravemom.wixsite.com/mysite/post/mom-of-two

https://www.instagram.com/prettybravemom/

How are you rocking the lockdown?

The support of my husband, I haven’t been alone as he was off work for two months which helped as we welcomed our second baby, days before lockdown commenced.

 

Bronwyn Anderson

Bio

“I’m Bronwyn, the voice behind Mama on the Run. I am a practising physiotherapist, wife and mom of two. My kids are two and four years old and while being becoming a mom has been the most incredible blessing it has also made me aware of the silent struggles a lot of young moms face. My blog is also two years old and is essentially just my documentation of the happy chaos that is my life. I explore my passion for self-care and self-improvement while navigating the turbulent waters of motherhood and trying not to lose the person I was before it all. I love running, reading, good food and wine. My journey from couch potato to marathon runner saved me from a point of absolute burn out and is something I have also shared a lot about in the past. I love using my blog to support local small businesses and am passionate about all things #proudlysouthafrican.”

Where can you be found online?

https://www.instagram.com/mamaontherunsa/

https://www.mamaontherun.com/

How are you rocking the lockdown

A long bath and a good podcast is definitely my go-to treat for myself to find a moments peace and manage the rollercoaster of emotions. Even if the gummy bears have to babysit my kids for me to get this time out I feel like it’s an investment in all of our happiness!

If you are a South African Blogger please get in touch with me by emailing me your details. I would love to hear from you. Or you can subscribe to my email list to hear of any exciting events. Otherwise, find me on Instagram…https://www.instagram.com/unfolddurban/