If you live in and around Swellendam, then there is a very good chance that you have met this wonderfully, kind human being. The English lady with the mischievous twinkle in her eye. Always radiating vibrant energy that crescendos on her face in a bright smile, which is usually followed closely by another new way to help somebody somewhere with something. This is Amanda, but around these parts she is affectionately known as Mrs. Gram.

A few year’s ago Amanda saw a need within our community, for a central hub of local information and a way to unite people with their needs and with each other. So she jumped at the opportunity and created “The Swellengram”, a daily online classifieds platform that has since become insanely popular and unbelievably effective. This is just one of the joys of small town living, a simple idea can become your daily passion and that daily passion can turn into your profession and a lifeline for so many people.

Find Amanda operating the digital switchboard at our locally famous Swellengram. ♡