Levels! Bathu Among Top 25 Most Admired African Brands. This is one brand that continues to show us that your background doesn’t have to define your future. Bathu was established in the heart of the notorious Alexandra township in 2015. The founder of the shoe brand, Theo Baloyi wanted to tell a proudly untold South African township story to the world.
Just like any start up business, it was not easy for Baloyi to penetrate the industry. The entrepreneur 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. In February this year, Bathu collaborated with media personality, author and entrepreneur Somizi. The duo dropped the trendy BATHUXSOMIZI range, which everyone can’t stop talking about.
Recently Bathu opened their 25th store, showing that perseverance, passion and commitment are the recipe to success. Bathu brand has also penetrated the African market, and the star gets brighter everyday for Baloyi. He took to social media to announce that they have made it to the Top 25 Most admired Africa Brands. Bathu has been ranked number 10 on the list. Brand Africa released the results of the survey on the most admired brands in Africa a few days ago.
“Started from a room in Alex , sold from the boot of my car . Little did I know , God had big plans for our business . Happy to announce that we made it to the Top 25 Most admired African brands and we ranked number #10 on the list, amongst big corporate brands (Prompted),” Baloyi said.
Other south Africa brands that are on the list include MTN at position 2, DStv at position 3, Shoprite at position 7,