About Me

I am Sandile Nene, but you may know me as Sandy. I’ll keep things simple, as my history is a typically South African melting pot of culture and adventure. A proud South African, I am based in Durban and spent most of my childhood in the theatre, performing in locations all over our great country.

I’ve been privileged to work with big names like  Silindile Nodangala who now plays Ruby onSABC1‘s Generations, award winning Jazz artist Madala KuneneBheki Mkhwane who plays Ndlovu on Isibaya and Faca Kulu who was the lead singer on Mbongeni Ngema‘s multi-award winning SARAFINA and composed songs for International stage play The Lion King. Spending most of my life as a busy kid and an arts activist gave me the opportunity to work at two of KZN’s biggest community radio stations, Inanda fm and Vibe fm.

I’m sure you’re asking yourself why I decided to start a blog and how my love for writing came about –  I love telling stories and this was the best way for me to grow my writing skills. After realising that fashion wasn’t my true passion, I moved from being a fashion student to becoming a freelance writer. I have worked with South Africa’s biggest blogs and online magazines to shape my way towards entertainment reporting and celebrity interviews. With strong established connections created and maintained throughout the entertainment industry, I found myself doing freelance PR work for people who have made appearances on Generations, joined Gagasifm and Isidingo. With the difficulties I faced as a new blogger, I decided to start South Africa’s very first blogging community‘SABloggers weblogforlove.com’ where me and a troop of influential South African bloggers  share blogging tips and interesting content.