SA Vloggers To Watch

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Vlogging (or video blogging) is the latest social media platform from which to promote yourself, with YouTube channels springing up all over the world on a variety of topics – and fertile soil for talent sensations such as the Bieber to be discovered.

Personal in voice and accessible to all those who troll the net, this new form of content streaming allows for niche content to reach niche audiences, with the unicorn potential of going ‘viral’. Here we name our top SA vloggers to watch and support:

The Anne Hirsch Show
The Anne Hirsch (s)talk show features interviews with local celebs from Helen Zille to Kenny Kunene with a level of dry humour and bizarity we love from Bloemfontein-born comedian Anne.

YouTube Channel: click here
Subscribers: Almost 10 000
Follow on Twitter: @Anne_Hirsch

See below Anne Hirsch interview with Western Cape Premier Hellen Zille:

Suzelle DIY
This hilarious channel offers DIY solutions to everyday problems – such as how to hang a picture without a mess and how to make Christmas crackers – in typical Afrikaans “tannie” style.

A little known fact about actress Julia Anastasopoulosns behind this popular vlog is that she also owns a small Cape Town design and illustration studio called Knolc! #DoubleTalent #win

YouTube channel: click here
Subscribers: More than 65 000
Follow on Twitter: @SuzelleDIY

Watch the Suzelle DIY “How to make a load shedding survival kit” video below:

Derick Watts and The Sunday Blues
Nic Smal and Gareth Allison are the comedic duo behind Derick Watts and The Sunday Blues – watch their channel for ridiculous pranks and ironic Cape Town hipster humour. Best known for their “stop the knot” scandal (below), we also smaak their fan interviews from the 2014 Justin Bieber concert. 

YouTube Channel: click here
Subscribers:Over 100 000
Follow on Twitter:@derickwatts

See below the infamous ‘Stop the knot’ video by Derick Watts & The Sunday Blues, which made international headlines and created a Twitter storm, before it was eventually revealed as a set up:

Other local YouTubers to watch includes local beauty vloggers Leanne Van Breda and Lipstick Lifestyle, TV presenter slash gaming vlogger Grant Hinds or try Mark Fitzgibbon for parody of SA culture.

Let us know in the comments if you know of any other SA vloggers we should watch out for?


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