The changes and advancements in technology have opened the world to easier access to trending information. You can now follow influencers, bloggers, and podcasters who are usually the first to make information readily available for their audiences. South Africa has groomed some of the best bloggers, influencers, and young entrepreneurs with social influence. Though the list may be endless, we’ve compiled 10 South African influencers that are making waves in their fields.
JOE HUMAN – CREATIVE CONSULTANT
Joe is a co-founder of a multidisciplinary agency called the Creative Mind Space. As a creator, he partners with some of the country’s leading brands and individuals to deliver unique, stylish, and bespoke creative experiences for their businesses. He takes lead in educating about socio-economic issues. Lately, he has been hosting Twitter spaces where he discusses different topics and shares tips. Joe is also in the Forbes 30 Under 30 2019 list and GQ Best Dressed 2020. A man who wears many hats, literally.
PAMELA MTANGA – MC
Pamela is a content creator, MC, campaign manager, and radio personality. She holds a BA Degree in Media and communications. This beaut is passionate about MCíng at gigs, styling bomb outfits, and creating content for social media.
TREVOR STUURMAN – VISUAL ARTIST
Trevor is an award-winning contemporary media visual artist and contributor for British Vogue. He won the Elle Style Reporter Title in 2012 and cemented himself as a creative force. Trevor works with global humanitarian foundations like the UN, Gates Foundation, and the AUMA OBAMA. He was described as A Cultural Force by CNN’s African Voices. Trevor has captured the likes of Teyana Taylor, Gigi & Bella Hadid, and Naomi Campbell.
THE FRUITY CHAPTERS – FASHION CONTENT CREATOR
Lwandile has described herself as an “empowered and youthful black woman” who is looking to make a big splash in the world and has! This fashionista has acquired some of the biggest campaigns in fashion retail. Her content is professionally shot and relatable. If you need style and content photography tips Lwandile is definitely your girl.
FERREIRA – DIGITAL CREATOR
“He Who Reigns Supreme” – Ferreira Munoko has been part of influencer campaigns for the likes of Zara, Nivea Men, and Humanz, which is South Africa’s influencer marketing platform. This is your go-to guy for men’s fashion and lifestyle content.
MBALI S – BEAUTY & COSMETICS ENTREPRENEUR
Mbali is known by her followers as a teacher. She has previously shared her influencing years educating women about everything from skincare to business. She built her makeup business, “Hermosa flor Cosmetics“, up so successfully that she got a seat on the table of mentors for Africa’s Young Entrepreneurs.
MPOOMY LEDWABA – WISDOM & WELLNESS
Mpoomy is a digital creator, beauty salon owner, public speaker, Youtuber, and podcaster. She is known for spreading positive vibes through her melodic gospel music on her YouTube channel and now her podcast. Miss Ledwaba started a podcast that hosts guest speakers discussing real-life issues, hacks, and lifestyles. She is the go-to woman for wellness, parenting, and spiritual conversations.
SYLVESTER CHAUKE – BRAND ARCHITECT & STRATEGIST
Sylvester is the chief Brand Architect of a company called DNA Brand Architects, a marketing agency and home to some of the biggest personalities in South Africa. He’s also the author of the book, Stand Against Bland. Sylvester is a shark in the industry as he’s won multiple awards for his business. Sylvester’s passion and visible business growth have inspired more people to open such companies.
MIHLALI NDAMASE – BEAUTY CONTENT CREATOR
Mihlali is an award-winning content creator and Youtuber. She has grown in the industry through her beauty and lifestyle YT channel where she features tutorials and vlogs of her local and international travels. She has had much success hosting Makeup Master Classes. Mihlali has worked with big brands such as Revlon, Maven Beauty, and now Fashion Nova. Mihlali is also a co-founder of a foundation that seeks to better the livelihood of children in children’s homes.
CHIPO NCWANA – WEALTH CREATOR & INFLUENCER
Chipo is a leader in the finance industry and a marvelous lifestyle content creator. He has built awareness around fine dining etiquette by creating reels and clips around food, beverages, and lifestyle. Chipo is great at promoting himself in the hospitality industry. He is your go-to guy for lifestyle, fine dining, fashion, automobiles, and stocks. Chipo is a plug for life.
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