Bloggers A-Z

Belinda Shange
Belinda Shange

Belinda Kholeka Shange is a Wits graduate with a Master's degree in Film and Television Studies. She lives and works in Grahamstown. ... read more

Benita Moolman
Benita Moolman

Benita Moolman is a postdoctoral fellow and researcher within the Human and Social Development Unit at the Human Sciences Research Council. ... read more

Carla Machen
Carla Machen

I am an artist, art teacher, yogi and sometimes a writer. These are the things I love doing in life. I live in Norwood with my husband and our two small daughters. They too are artists, my daughters. ... read more

Cath Jenkin
Cath Jenkin

Cath Jenkin is a media consultant and writer who specialises in social media content creation. She's also a well-known columnist and regularly contributes to a range of publications. She loves long co ... read more

Claudia Hirtenfelder
Claudia Hirtenfelder

Born and raised in South Africa Claudia has been fortunate enough to have lived in Sweden and South Korea. She's also backpacked extensively but has her academic roots in issues relating to inequality ... read more

Claudia Lopes
Claudia Lopes

Claudia Lopes is a feminist (proudly so) and women’s rights activist with a particular passion for advocating on issues related to violence against women. She works as a programme manager at the Sou ... read more

Courtenay Sprague
Courtenay Sprague

Courtenay Sprague, PhD, is an associate professor affiliated with the University of Massachusetts Boston and the Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute. Her research interests centre on questions ... read more

Faranaaz Parker
Faranaaz Parker

Faranaaz Parker is a reporter for the Mail & Guardian. She writes on everything from pop science to public health, and believes South Africa needs carbon taxes and more raging feminists. When she ... read more

Fiona Snyckers
Fiona Snyckers

Fiona Snyckers is outrageously opinionated for a novelist-housewife. She is the author of the Trinity series of novels, and hopes to continue getting paid to make stuff up. ... read more

Georgina Guedes
Georgina Guedes

Georgina Guedes is a freelance writer and editor. She is a feminist and a foodie, and a wife and a mother. She’s given up on trying to achieve a work-life balance, choosing instead to pursue a work- ... read more

Grethe Koen
Grethe Koen

Grethe Koen works as an online sub-editor at the Mail & Guardian, where she is somewhat the local office feminist. Despite that, she still (somewhat regularly) shaves her legs and has a loving rel ... read more

Jane English
Jane English

Jane English is an associate professor at the University of Cape Town where she heads up the professional communication studies and services department. Her experience is in ensuring that technical an ... read more

Jennifer Thorpe
Jennifer Thorpe

Jennifer is a young feminist, activist and advocate for women's rights. In 2010 she started a women's writing project called 'My First Time' which can be accessed via http://myfirsttimesa.com I ... read more

Jenny Goodrick
Jenny Goodrick

The smell of fresh paper and coffee at hand, the endless ideas that I haven't yet canned, pens of all types and a penchant for rings, these are a few of my favourite things... Physiotherapist, f ... read more

Kagure Mugo
Kagure Mugo

Kagure Mugo is the co-founder and full-time curator of HOLAAfrica! She is a part-time psuedo-academic and part-time wine-bar philosopher. A nomad (who has been everywhere and belongs nowhere) with a f ... read more

Kate Ferreira
Kate Ferreira

Kate Ferreira is a freelance journalist, writer and editor based in Johannesburg. She has worked in journalism -- and intermittently in communications -- since completing her degree at Rhodes Universi ... read more

Khadija Magardie
Khadija Magardie

Former journalist gone to The Dark Side.... PR person, content specialist, and saver of reputations at Magna Carta PR agency. ... read more

Koketso Moeti
Koketso Moeti

An African woman, which are inseparable parts of her being. A mother, with a passion for human life and wellbeing. Apart from being a part-time "professional black" Koketso dedicates her time to Opera ... read more

Louise Ferreira
Louise Ferreira

Louise is a freelance journalist and writer living in Johannesburg. She is particularly interested in topics surrounding social justice and gender rights. ... read more

Mandy Collins
Mandy Collins

Mandy Collins is a freelance writer and editor who isn't quite sure how she ended up writing about health when she had a career in television production all mapped out. She's a mother, an ardent baker ... read more

Mia Von Scha
Mia Von Scha

Mia Von Scha is a transformational coach, motivational speaker, children's author, and student to two Zen Masters (aka kids). ... read more

Michelle Avenant
Michelle Avenant

Michelle Avenant (@AsofyetUntitled) is a tech journalist for ITWeb who recently graduated from the University currently known as Rhodes. In her spare time she does text design for the RU Gender Action ... read more

Michelle Edwards
Michelle Edwards

Michelle Edwards is a Rhodes Journalism alumnus, a TEFL survivor, a besotted mother and a happy sub-editor. She lives in Noordhoek, eats a lot of lentils and doesn't mind conforming to stereotypes. ... read more

Mlilo Mpondo
Mlilo Mpondo

Mlilo Mpondo is a mother, writer and political science student. She hopes to rewrite the histories of the children we are yet to birth. ... read more

Natasha Clark
Natasha Clark

Natasha Clark is a mother of two busy pre-schoolers, a business owner and wannabe book author. Follow her adventures as she shares her opinions on all things business, lifestyle, motherhood and health ... read more

Nicki Dadic
Nicki Dadic

Nicki Dadic is a freelance social media content and community manager and blogger based in Johannesburg. She loves owls, Wine Gums and a good G&T on a hot day. Hell, she loves a good G&T on an ... read more

Reader Blog
Reader Blog

Where we invite readers to share their thoughts. If you'd like to contribute mail women@mg.co.za. ... read more

Sarah Badat
Sarah Badat

Sarah is a sociology masters student at the University of Cape Town. An avid reader and self-proclaimed amateur academic, her research interests include identity, religion, gender, culture and aesthet ... read more

Sarah Britten
Sarah Britten

During the day Sarah Britten is a communication strategist; by night she writes books and blog entries. And sometimes paints. With lipstick. It helps to have insomnia. ... read more

Siphokazi Magadla
Siphokazi Magadla

Siphokazi Magadla is a lecturer with the political and international studies department at Rhodes University, Grahamstown. Links: Bokamoso Leadership Forum ... read more

Susan Tolmay
Susan Tolmay

Susan Tolmay is a feminist activist with strong views on social and climate justice. ... read more

Tiffany Markman
Tiffany Markman

Tiffany Markman is a copywriter, editor, small business owner, wife and mom. She is a full-time workaholic and a part-time kugel. Follow her on twitter. ... read more

Tracy Engelbrecht
Tracy Engelbrecht

Tracy Engelbrecht is a writer, single mom of two, feminist, eternally curious fiddler and human-in-training. She runs Young Mom Support, a non-profit working with pregnant and parenting teens. Nine to ... read more