Monday, November 30, 2020


Soweto, South Africa


November was a really slow month content wise for me, but I guess
that I'm saving all of my energy for Blogmas (blogging daily for 25 days). 
Manage to attend two events (A live show at the Lyric Theatre and Making my own 
Gin with premium gin maker Inverroche) which were both great experiences and 
would like to thank the organizers for the invites. 

Content wise I slacked in November but hey I'm not mad 
when the motivation is not there it is not there. 
See some posts that I cooked up below: 
Seen them first on
 In Out & Around Soweto -

See you tomorrow on BLOGMAS DAY 1



Sunday, November 29, 2020


Soweto, South Africa

Corna Sotra is a fresh new platform for creativity and pushing social awareness 
of local businesses and local brands LOCALLY. khona'e sotra

Statement from Corna Sotra Founders: 
(This statement was made during Winter 2020)

Life has never been easy for us as a black community that we know and experience on a daily, however, we as Corna Sotra LifeStyle prefer being solution based. 
We believe that some if not all of the issues we face in our community can be easily tackled when we work in a unitary manner. 
The topic on electricity for one. We complain to the service provider (Eskom) for giving us a bad service and all. In this time and age are we really fixing our eyes on one 
electricity service provider to keep our lights on? 
With all the great minds we meet at the Corna we know that our brothers and sister are qualified and highly recommended to tackle such situations. The Towers in Orlando is a given for us. Since we can't meet at the Corna for now, let's meet on social platforms and provide solutions
 for our everyday challenges.


Corna Sotra Lifestyle sessions take place
on the 1st week of each month in Molapo Soweto

Check out their Facebook page for more information: 

See You Soon



Saturday, November 28, 2020


Soweto, South Africa


Today's post is not that long, I'm just sharing with you some
wishlist items from the luxury brand Cape Island which is a 100% female owned 
All products are locally designed and made in Cape Town with a strong focus on ethical manufacturing and sourcing of sustainable raw materials.
 Cape Island products are cruelty-free, environmentally friendly and aquatically safe. 

African Storm Soap, Lotion & Diffuser Boxed Set - R745

Safari Days Soap, Lotion & Candle Boxed Set - R695

Summer Vineyard Soap, Lotion & Candle Boxed Set - R695

Clifton Beach Fragrance Diffuser 150ml - R395

Black Gold Fragrance Diffuser 150ml - R395

Safari Days Fragrance Diffuser 150ml - R395

They have a new scent out called Wild Coast, which you can read all about on 
their site (linked below)

For more information: 
Facebook: @capeislanddesigns

Instagram: @cape_island_

See You Soon. 



Friday, November 27, 2020


Johannesburg, Fourways, Sandton,
South Africa’s favorite artisanal gin brand has pushed the
envelope once again with the launch of Inverroche Gin Schools in Gauteng. Through
these gin schools Inverroche will teach people the wonders of gin, educate them about the
brand and teach them the basics of creating quality gin through an innovative experience
at the Inverroche Gin School.

The Inverroche Gin School offers an educational and exciting journey through the endless
world of Gin. This three-hour experience, presented by a knowledgeable expert, allows
guests in groups of up to 12 people, to be taken back in time to the spirits origin hundreds
of years ago, all the way to the great popularity it enjoys today. Enjoy artisanal cocktails
paired with canapé treats, learn new things, and have a laugh about facts you would
barely believe to be true. A great excursion for friends, colleagues or anyone looking for a
unique activity and experience in Gauteng.

“Some see a tasting room; we see a gin distiller in every guest”
These one of a kind, multisensory, experiences will allow curious gin lovers the
opportunity to learn about the brand through a gin distillation master class and have an
opportunity to distil their very own gin, from selecting the botanicals to bottling and
labelling their one of a kind bottle of gin - a first in South Africa, as true to the pioneering
ethos of the Inverroche.

Inverroche Gin Schools will be available for consumer experiences in mid-November and
can be found at the following locations:

Gin School at Indaba Hotel, Fourways, Johannesburg
William Nicol Drive, Pieter Wenning Road Johannesburg, Fourways, Sandton,
011 840 6600

 Gin School at Culture Club, Pretoria
12 16th St, Hazelwood, Pretoria, 0081
012 030 1343

For more information on what this pioneering brand has to offer, visit the Inverroche

See You Soon



*Thank you @Inverroche for the Gin School Experience

Tuesday, November 17, 2020



If you have been following the blog then you would know just how
much I'm into Christmas and affordable Christmas presents are my jam. 

Bramley Cosmetics this year is releasing 3 luxurious gift set boxes, 
Magnolia, Lavender or Aloe Vera. 
Bramley has also recognized that because it's important for people during these COVID-19 times to stay germ, virus and dirt free a hand wash has been included in everyset. 

While it's very important to wash your hands frequently, your hands may be 
left feeling dry, sore and irritated and with the 
hand & nail creams you automatically put that moisture back into your hands.


1 x 100 ml Tissue Oil
1 x 75 ml Hand & Nail Cream
1 x 100 ml Hand Wash

1 x 100 ml Tissue Oil &
1 x 100ml Hand & Nail Cream

1 x 100 ml Tissue Oil
1 x 75 ml Hand & Nail Cream
1 x 100 ml Hand Wash

Available at PEP Stores Nationwide

For more information, please go to:

See you soon. 



Saturday, November 14, 2020


Soweto, South Africa


Hey GuyZies, I received an interesting package in my PR Box 
The Perfect Hair Mango & Marula hair care range which is specifically made 
for people with natural hair. 
Since it is the first time featuring the products here on the blog, 
I'm doing a quick introductory post sharing with you, and sharing some of the product claims and all. 


The Mango & Marula range is specifically designed for lighter textured hair. The products are
lightweight in texture, and offer high efficacy without weighing the hair down. Not only are the
products kind to your hair, but they’re also kind to the environment: they are free from petroleum,
parabens, silicones, sulphates and they packed in recyclable plastics. 
All the products are also vegan
and cruelty-free.


Mango & Marula Sulphate-Free Shampoo - RSP R89.99

A sulphate free, detangling shampoo, with creamy mango butters and rich marula oils,
blended beautifully to soften and clean all
curl textures with a tropical scent.

Mango & Marula Detangling Deep Conditioner - RSP R89.99

A creamy rich conditioner, enriched with mango butter and marula, coconut and
castor oil to condition and soften the hair
with an intense moisture boost.

Mango & Marula Luscious Leave-In Moisturising Butter - RSP R99.99

Moisturising Butter ensures your hair stays strong and is perfect for all-natural curl
care. This rich leave-in styling butter isenriched with mango and marula extracts
for 24-hour moisture and curl retention.
Fresh tropical scent leaves hair smelling

Mango & Marula Gel Curl Activator - RSP R99.99

A defining, frizz-control gel with long lasting hold, no white residue and crunch free
curls. With fruity mango and marula extracts and a tropical scent to last the day,
this gel locks in moisture for perfectly
popping curls and coils.

Mango & Marula All Day Maximum Shine Spray - RSP R129.99

A silicone-free frizz fighter designed to prevent fly-aways and frizz! Injected with
fruity nourishing Grapeseed and Marula
Oils to give a high shine factor to gorgeous
glossy curls and coils.


Will be using and testing out the products and on a future post
I will share with you my thoughts. 

See you soon.



(PR- Thank you for the products can't wait to use them)

Friday, November 13, 2020


Soweto, South Africa


Last night I was invited to the media and opening night for the
Rhythms The Gumboots Show
On Tuesday I released an article on what to anticipate from the show
but since I went there yesterday I can tell you that it is what I wrote and more. 

The set, the shows storytelling and the movement of the Gumboots dancers was out of this world. 
When I told my friends that we are going to see a Gumboots Show on Thursday night
they were a bit skeptical but after the show they were like 
'yep the shows production level, energy from the dancers was close to perfection'. 

The world is not back to where it was January 2020 however places
are opening up and I'm glad that the Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City is now open. 


Back in 1871, miners came up with their own language. 
It was the language of the gumboots and it is brought back to life in this physical performance, 
a historical tale featuring authentic traditional South African dancing and singing.

Rhythms - The Gumboot Show will be live on stage at 
5pm and 8pm on Friday, 13 November 
and 2pm and 8pm on Saturday, 14 November. 
Bookings via Computicket 
tickets from R150pp.

See you there!



Thursday, November 12, 2020


Soweto, South Africa

Hope your day is going well. The word is out Ingrams has a new range in town, 
todays post is all about unboxing their pr drop and also sharing some 
of the product claims with you. 

What is Ingrams saying about the product?

Not everyone’s skin is the same, the one-size-fits-all solution is a thing of the past. Whether your
skin is dry, normal or sensitive, everyone needs skincare products suited to the skin they’re in. That’s
where Ingram’s comes in. They have extended their range of functional creams and lotions to
include three new innovative, practical, affordable and on-trend variants – Sensitive, Hemp and

The functions: 

Ingram’s Sensitive cream and lotion:
:are enriched with moisturising glycerine and cetomacrogol.
Sensitive skin is more common than most people think, in fact over 40% of the world’s population
report that they have sensitive skin. Sensitive skin is prone to itching and irritation and needs gentle
care. People with sensitive skin, may have strong reactions to chemicals, dyes and fragrances
present in products that come into contact with the skin. Ingram’s Sensitive cream and lotion are
fragrance- and colourant-free, while soothing and offering immediate relief and moisturisation to
irritated, sensitive skin. The cream and lotion are non-greasy, fast absorbing and leaves skin calmed
and moisturised for 48 hours.

Ingram’s Hemp Oil cream and lotion:
have intensively nourishing formulations, enriched with a
blend of omega 3 and 6 and organic hemp seed oil, which is extracted from organic hemp seeds
through cold pressing and filtration. This unique formulation nourishes, soothes and repairs dry to
very dry skin while instantly moisturising it. The cream and lotion are non-greasy, fast absorbing and
leaves skin deeply moisturised for 72 hours.

Ingram’s Rooibos cream and lotion:
have rich, restoring formulations, enriched with a special blend
of locally sourced rooibos extract, antioxidants and vitamin E. Rooibos contains unique antioxidants,
enzymes and compounds that improve elasticity and help skin look youthful and radiant. The fast
absorbing, non-greasy cream is formulated to deliver 72-hour moisturisation while the fast
absorbing, non-greasy lotion provides 48-hour moisturisation.

Ingram’s brand manager, Venus-Gene Jackson says "Ingram’s aims to evolve with their customers and with the latesttrends. “We want to ensure that Ingram’s continues to bring all South Africans natural, nourishingskincare that is both affordable and innovative.” 
The three new variants complement the existing
 Camphor, Moisture Plus, Tissue Oil and Men’sranges.

Final words: 
I've seen an american vlogger using a product similar to the Ingrams Hemp lotion,
 but it was ridiculously expensive
and let's not get started with the shipping headache. The Ingram’s Hemp Lotion is one
that I'm gravitating towards because it smells great, feels good to the skin and it is cost friendly 
my baby will then use the Sensitive Lotion because of it's fragrance free benefit 
and the Rooibos Cream will be for the family (p.s.we are big on rooibos). 
I will continue using the products and will share with you my 
final thoughts on a Favs & Not post coming soon. 


Recommended Retail Selling Price:
Sensitive Cream: R54.99
Sensitive Lotion: R39.99
Hemp & Rooibos Creams: R68.99
Hemp & Rooibos Lotions: R49.99


See you soon. 



(*thank you IngramsSA for sending me the products)

Wednesday, November 11, 2020


Soweto, South Africa

Mascara's are my most bought and least used make-up item, 
I have short non-existing lashes and in addition to that I have really sensitive, watery eyes
most low end mascara's on the market don't cater to my needs except for a few
the Essence princess lash does a great job and most Almay mascara's 
because of their hypo-allergenic factor. 

So de-cluttering this drawer wasn't that much of a problem. 

The few that are left, are as follows: 

Almay One Coat Thick Mascara 11.8ml Black Brown - R 179

Essence Volume Stylist 18H Lash Extension Mascara - Black - R 65

Revlon Volumazing Mascara - Waterproof - R 159

Avon True Ultra Volume Lash Magnify Black Mascara 10ml - R159

Avon True 5-in-1 Lash Genius Mascara 10ml - R199

#Projectpan still going strong and I'm de-cluttering
getting rid of all the bad energy from 2020
I hope these posts motivate you to take a real good look at your make-up stash
because I can guarantee you that, you have some
oldies in there. 

See you soon. 



Tuesday, November 10, 2020

YOU'RE INVITED! Gold Reef City Re-opens Lyric Theatre with 'Rhythms - The Gumboots Show'

Soweto, South Africa

The Lyric Theatre’s stage is alive at Jozi’s Coolest Entertainment Spot once again! 
Rhythms – The Gumboots Show will be live at Gold Reef City for just four shows on 
Friday, 13 November and Saturday 14 November!

FIRST TIME SEEING 'Rhythms - The Gumboots Show'

Back in 1871, miners came up with their own language. 
It was the language of the gumboots and it is brought back to life in this physical performance, 
a historical tale featuring authentic traditional South African dancing and singing.
Performers use their black boots, pounding the ground and their hands beating, tapping, 
ringing and vibrating the gum of the boots as their principal instruments. 
All backed up by the rhythms of guitars, piano, percussion, marimba and drums in English, 
Zulu and Xhosa songs. Fierce dances, the art of rhythm and captivating songs will make resisting 
the urge to get up, sing and dance along with 15 performers impossible to resist!

Together with choreographer Mduduzi Magagula and musical director Vincent Ncabashe, 
director Magda Hadnagy will bring this important chapter in South African history 
back to life after 15 years. The show tells the story of miners, 
their hardships to provide for their families, as they leave Zululand to work on the mines.
 “I wanted to create this show because I am committed to sharing this important part of South Africa
 realistically but memorably. The beginning of the show relays the history and then later
 on in the show we get to the early 1930s and go into gumboot songs. 

It is really about the South African miners' history,” said Hadnagy.
Feron Somiah, Gold Reef City’s Marketing Manager is delighted to see 
The Lyric Theatre’s stage lights re-ignited once again with all COVID-19 
protocols in place: “To re-open The Lyric Theatre with such an energetic show
 which echoes the resilience and passion of South Africans, is pure joy for our team and
 highlights the outstanding offerings we continue to provide at Gold Reef City. 


We are excited that our movies@ complex will also be re-opening on 27 November
 and our Theme Park will re-open on 3 December. 
Whilst our booking processes may be slightly different due to COVID-19 restrictions, 
Gold Reef City will continue to provide our guests with the most thrilling entertainment
 experience possible while observing strict hygiene protocols.

Rhythms - The Gumboot Show will be live on stage at 5pm and 8pm on Friday, 13 November 
and 2pm and 8pm on Saturday, 14 November. 
Bookings via Computicket 
tickets from R150pp.



Monday, November 9, 2020

Monday Motivation | Find Your Faith

Soweto, South Africa

 With everything that's been happening around the world
I just wanted to bring some light to your feed.
 I know for sure that without faith, I am lost. 

Here are a few quotes that keep me going when the going gets tough. 

1. “I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.”
― C.S. Lewis

2. “Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

3.“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”
― Anonymous, Holy Bible: King James Version

4. “God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas but for scars.”
― Elbert Hubbard

5. “Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”
― Corrie ten Boom

6.“The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.”
― Soren Kierkegaard

7. “Keep Going
Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

8. “Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want. It is the belief that God will do what is right.”
― Max Lucado, He Still Moves Stones: Everyone Needs a Miracle

9. “Be Brave and Take Risks: You need to have faith in yourself. Be brave and take risks. You don't have to have it all figured out to move forward.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

10. “A star falls from the sky and into your hands. Then it seeps through your veins and swims inside your blood and becomes every part of you. And then you have to put it back into the sky. And it's the most painful thing you'll ever have to do and that you've ever done. But what's yours is yours. Whether it’s up in the sky or here in your hands. And one day, it'll fall from the sky and hit you in the head real hard and that time, you won't have to put it back in the sky again.”
― C. JoyBell C.

Remember what's meant to be will always find a way. 

See you soon. 



Sunday, November 8, 2020


Soweto, South Africa

Been following these guys for a while on social media 
and finally got to meet them in person
at a local event that I attended yesterday. 

Sotra Originals, who are they?! They are a clothing, branding
company based in Soweto (Chiawelo) and they ship nationwide with a minimum fee of R100
To find out more about them, check out their Instagram page. 


See you soon.



Saturday, November 7, 2020

Announcement | It's not about where you live, its about how you live

Soweto, South Africa


I've been having this thought for a while in my head
and that it is just time to take a dive and make the blog have it's 
own page name and everything like that. 

@zanelemondi has been great but I feel like @aroundsowetoblog 
will make more sense.
I have been doing this blogging thing for a while now 
and I know that if I want to take things to the next step I will need to share
a part of my life in this beautiful world called social media
and after going back and forth I decided that I will not be doing that but take
the next best step and make In Out & Around Soweto grow into something more. 

As @zanelemondi I feel like the blog is okay but as In Out & Around Soweto the she is ready
to blossom and take on her own life. 
I love everything about the township life (positive things only though)
 (Soweto, Thokoza, Gugulethu, Umlazi, etc)
but I often feel like the images portrayed in our news are often times unfair and don't 
cover even 10% of what the township life is about, don't even get me started with some of the
briefs I would sometimes get from brands #hahaha

The process will be gradual but I do believe that when you see it
you will get it. 

See at work.


(Image internet)

Friday, November 6, 2020


Soweto, South Africa

I know it's kinda late to be sharing November goals right now 
but it's better late than never. 

So here we go again...

1. Continue being consistent with my posting on here.
I would love to continue daily blogging like in October.

2. Upload 3 video's weekly on YouTube I would like to reach 1 500 subbies 
by the end of this year (A girl can dream right?!)

4. Get to 905 000 page views this month, upload frequently on Instagram and
 try engaging more on Twitter.  

5. Start being active and enjoy life more. (LIVE in the moment)

6. Wash My Natural Hair Weekly than bi-weekly
( a youtuber I follow claims to be her trick for her hair growth).

Yeap these are the goals for November nothing hectic, just me trying to 
make this hustle continue because it's just a great outlet for my stress and anxiety.

(I know right, I've been doing this for a while but kinda enjoy creating the content 
nothing much, everyone's journey is different and 
that is the fun part of life). 

See you soon. 


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