Suzelle’s DIY book shows that anybody can.

If you have not watched any SuzelleDIY videos yet, where have you been?! The boeremeisie from Somerset-West has become the queen of YouTube in South Africa since she first emerged two years ago, presenting bite-sized, highly original, and comical videos on Do-It-Yourself. And, all of them work.

With her thick Afrikaans accent, colourful outfits, and big hair, Suzelle has entertained the public and become a celebrity in her own right. Who can forget “How to peel a lot of potatoes” (with a toilet brush), “How to use a pool noodle to protect your car doors”, or “How to make a braai pie”? Now, the DIY doyenne has released a colourful book, containing instructions for many of her most popular projects. There are sections on Household, The Kitchen, Wellness, Car, and “Green” DIY, AND, her best friend and quiet assistant, Marianne, has her own chapter, which includes “How to make choc-nut puppy truffles” and “How to make a T-shirt cat tent”.

And if you buy the book, you’ll find smartphone links to secret videos available to no one else. Suzelle has become a beloved and quirky character in South Africa.

I had a chance to sit down and talk to her about which videos are her favourite, whether Marianne might get a bigger speaking role, and whether she has any romantic interests (as well as some DIY romance tips). Listen to the podcast below.


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