Podcasted out or need a break from Netflix? Here are five South African vlogs and web series to keep you entertained, informed, laughing hard and thinking thoroughly.

Lekker Lollas

Lekker Lollas is a new purely comedic webseries “wysing the mense how to arrive alive”. Your host is here to give you lessons on how to take public transport, from the Golden Arrow to the taxi. Disclaimer: This doesn’t include sturvy transport. With some priceless facial expressions – I’m a fan of her resting b*tch face – Lekker Lollas will have you in stitches.

 

The Foxy Five

Directed by filmmaker, Jabu Nadia Newman, The Foxy Five deals with intersectional feminism and was born out of the FeesMustFall movement. With five strong revolutionary femme characters tackling structural oppression, each womxn represents a different struggle and brings her own ideological complexities to the story. The series stars Duduza Mchunu, Tatenda WekwaTenzi, Qiniso Klinka Van Damme, Nala Xaba and Qondisa James.

 

Pap Culture

Pap Culture trio, Nwabisa Mda, Thembe Mahlaba and Bongeka Masango are changing the narrative around South African youth culture. While these youtubers also produce videos with funnier/lighter content, they are not scared to go in on heavier issues that touch on politics, gender-based violence and race in South Africa.

 

Coloured Mentality

Femme couple, Kelly-Eve Koopman and Sarah Summers explore Coloured identity, heritage and ancestry in their interactive series that includes a range of perspectives on the related issues. Part of their journey has been to reconnect with Khoi culture.

 

Hey Gabster 

This expat vlogger is studying for a PhD in South Africa. In a more narrative style, Gabby gives beauty tips, discusses natural hair, shares travel experiences and talks about study struggles.

 

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