Young SA Black Entrepreneurs are creating some really trendy and cool products that are a must have. Below is a compilation of 6 Trendy Businesses Owned By Young SA Black Entrepreneurs. The businesses range from energy drinks to sneakers! Enjoy and get inspired!
MoFaya energy drink was launched late 2014 after 3 years in the making. It is the brain child of media personality and shrewd businessman DJ Sbu. He saw a gap in the market after noticing that local consumers were moving from soft drinks, to energy drinks. MoFaya Beverage Company stands proudly as the first 100% black owned beverage company in South Africa.
2. Skinny Sbu Socks
Skinny Sbu Socks was founded by 28 year old Sibusiso Ngwenya six years ago. Seeing that happy socks are the in thing, the premium sock brand focuses on luxury, style and individuality. The super stylish socks come in a combination of prints and colours to enhance your look and create a unique focal point whether it be in the boardroom, office or for a special occasion.
3. Sihle’s Brew
His passion for coffee pushed Sihle Magubane to create his own brand. He did what many fear and went on to quit his job to open his own business, Sihle’s Brews. He trained at the Ciro Coffee Academy, where he obtained the comprehensive International Barista Certificate. Sihle’s Brew comes in five signature blends: Original, Java Press, Espresso Signature and Decaf.
4. Rebels Pizza
Rebels Pizza is a franchise that has served the most rebellious pizza for over 16 years. One young entrepreneur Florence Ndlovu is a proud owner of one of the outlets. The 36-year-old from Pretoria owns a Rebels Pizza outlet in Tshwane. After saving up R100 000, Florence resigned from her job and put down a deposit on a Rebels Pizza outlet in Middestad Mall. Business is good and Florence has created employment for others.
From Gomorrah with love, Bathu was established in the heart of Alexandra township in 2015. The shoe brand is the brain child of Theo Baloyi whose aim was to tell a proudly untold South African township story to the world. The inspirational Theo was declined 16 times by the factory before being approved for the mesh edition flagship design. Now the shoe is a household name across the country and beyond.
6. Ziyanda Appliances
Zonke Zama Ndaba launched his African kitchen appliances brand this year (2019). The brand is called Ziyanda and the range includes smart kettles, toasters and stand mixers. Zonke saw the need to add to many brands that showcase the fact that South Africans can also create beautiful high-end luxury products. Ziyanda is 100% black-owned with 30% female equity.